Digital underground: Humpty Hump in the House
Bringing back the Groucho Marx nose and glasses, Digital Underground first burst on to the scene in 1990. Digital’s first major label album “Sex Packets,” spawned the hit singles “Doowhutchyalike” and “The Humpty Dance,” a song perhaps most remembered for its line “I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom.”
Sampling the grooves of funk master George Clinton, Digital Underground brought humor and a wacky fashion sense into the forefront during a time when gansta rap dominated the hip-hop scene.
The “Humpty Dance” reached 11 on the pop charts and No. 7 on the R&B charts. The album went platinum.
Digital Underground, came out of Oakland with their first single in ’87, “Underwater Rimes,” which went to No. 1 in the Netherlands. The group was then a duo, but by ’90, when Digital Underground got signed to Tommy Boy Records, the group had grown to seven.
Digital Underground released “This is an EP,” in ’91, which featured bad-boy rapper Tupac Shakur on “Wassup Wit The Luv,” a song complaining about drug dealers selling to children.
In ’91 Digital Underground also released “Sons of the P,” which went gold.
The ’93 album “Body Hat Syndrome, featuring solo rapper Saffir proved that gangsta rap had taken over the scene and groups like Digital Underground were no longer on the cutting edge.
The group took a three year-hiatus then came back with Future Rhythm in ’96 and “Who’s got the Gravy?” in ’98.
Recently featured on MTV’s two hit wonders, Digital Underground has gone through many changes, but the most visible member of the group, Shock-G, has remained a constant.
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