Digital Underground

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Digital Underground, a shifting stable of rappers and DJs led by Shock G, formed in Oakland in 1987. The group's music has always been heavily influenced by George Clinton and his groups Parliament and Funkadelic, in both Digital Underground's grooves and the surreal humor in their rhymes. Digital Underground's first record was the 1987 single "Underwater Rimes" by TNT Records which. At that point, the group consisted of Shock G and Chopmaster J; by 1989, when Digital Underground signed with the record label Tommy Boy, there were seven members.

The group's first album on Tommy Boy was 1989's "Sex Packets". Album singles "Doowhutchyalike" and especially "The Humpty Dance" both showcased Shock G's nasally prolific and lewdly humorous alter ego Humpty Hump. The character was a hit as the single went to No. 11 on the pop charts, pushing the album to platinum sales. "Sex Packets" was followed by "This Is An EP Release" in 1991, featuring two songs used in the bizarre dark comedy "Nothing But Trouble" ("Same Song" and "Tie The Knot", both of which were "performed" by the group in the film, as well). The EP was Digital Underground's first recording with new member Tupac Shakur and the group Gold Money; it went gold, as did the subsequent full length album "Sons Of The P", released that same year, with hit singles "Kiss You Back" and "No Nose Job".

However, as the '90s wore on, the rap charts were taken over by hardcore gangsta artists, and more lighthearted and off-kilter music like that of Digital Underground was no longer as commercially viable as it had been just a few years prior. Despite debuting another successful solo rapper, Saafir, 1993's "The Body-Hat Syndrome" barely registered on the charts, and the group disappeared for three years before releasing "Future Rhythm" in 1996 and "Who's Got the Gravy?" in 1998.
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CACD 1277 Sex Packets — Digital Underground Digital Underground Sex Packets (Album) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy, TNT Records (2) CACD 1277 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
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FIN 039, none Sons Of The P — Digital Underground Digital Underground Sons Of The P (Album) Tommy Boy, TNT Recordings (2) FIN 039, none Italy 1991 Sell This Version
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TBC 1080 The Digital Underground The "Body-Hat" Syndrome (Album) Tommy Boy, TNT Recordings (2) TBC 1080 Turkey 1993 Sell This Version
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CTCR - 13081 Future Rhythm — Digital Underground Digital Underground Future Rhythm (Album) Critique CTCR - 13081 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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INTC-90261 Who Got The Gravy — Digital Underground Digital Underground Who Got The Gravy (Album) Jake Records, Jake Records INTC-90261 US 1998 Sell This Version
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none The Lost Files — Digital Underground Digital Underground The Lost Files(CD, Album) Lil' Butta Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
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JAKE002C Digital Underground "..Cuz A D.U. Party Don't Stop!"(CD, Album) Jake Records JAKE002C US 2008 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

T.N.T. 12001 Underwater Rimes / Your Life's A Cartoon — Digital Underground Digital Underground Underwater Rimes / Your Life's A Cartoon (Single) TNT Records (2) T.N.T. 12001 US 1988 Sell This Version
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5046-75980-0 Doowutchyalike — Digital Underground Digital Underground Doowutchyalike (Maxi, Single) Tommy Boy, TNT Records (2) 5046-75980-0 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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TB-944 The Humpty Dance — Digital Underground Digital Underground The Humpty Dance (Single, Maxi) Tommy Boy, TNT Records (2) TB-944 US 1989 Sell This Version
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BCM 476-DJ, 03476 Packet Man (The C.J. Mackintosh Remixes) — Digital Underground Digital Underground Packet Man (The C.J. Mackintosh Remixes) (Maxi) BCM Records, BCM Records BCM 476-DJ, 03476 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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BCM 463, BCM 07463 Doowutchyalike / Packet Man — Digital Underground Digital Underground Doowutchyalike / Packet Man (Single, Maxi) Tommy Boy, TNT Records (2) BCM 463, BCM 07463 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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TB 970 Freaks Of The Industry — Digital Underground Digital Underground Freaks Of The Industry Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy, TNT Records (2), TNT Records (2) TB 970 US 1991 Sell This Version
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TB 982 Nuttin' Nis Funky — Digital Underground Digital Underground Nuttin' Nis Funky Tommy Boy, TNT Recordings (2) TB 982 US 1991 Sell This Version
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TBC 513 No Nose Job — Digital Underground Digital Underground No Nose Job (Single, Maxi) Tommy Boy TBC 513 US 1991 Sell This Version
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TBC 964, TBC-964 This Is An E.P. Release — Digital Underground Digital Underground This Is An E.P. Release (EP, Single) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy TBC 964, TBC-964 US 1991 Sell This Version
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TBCD 511 Kiss You Back — Digital Underground Digital Underground Kiss You Back (Maxi, Single) Tommy Boy, TNT Recordings (2) TBCD 511 US 1991 Sell This Version
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DU PROMO 1 Same Song — Digital Underground Digital Underground Same Song (Single) Reprise Records DU PROMO 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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ATTP 9110 Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody / Kiss You Back — Digital Underground Kid'N Play* / Digital Underground Kid'N Play* / Digital Underground - Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody / Kiss You Back(12", Tra) Attic ATTP 9110 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
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ATC 438 The Return Of The Crazy One — Digital Underground Digital Underground The Return Of The Crazy One (Single, Maxi) EastWest, Tommy Boy ATC 438 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
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TBCD 615 Wussup Wit The Luv — Digital Underground Digital Underground Wussup Wit The Luv (Single, Maxi) Tommy Boy TBCD 615 US 1994 Sell This Version
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01624 15571-4 Oregano Flow — Digital Underground Digital Underground Oregano Flow (Maxi, Single) Critique 01624 15571-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
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01624 15590-4 Walk Real Kool — Digital Underground Digital Underground Walk Real Kool (Maxi, Single) Critique 01624 15590-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
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CRAB 15584-1 Glooty-Us-Maximus / We Got More — Digital Underground Digital Underground Glooty-Us-Maximus / We Got More(12", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) Critique CRAB 15584-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
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SPRO 7087 6 12066 1 6 All I Want / Knee Deep (The Deeper Mix) — Digital Underground 702 / George Clinton Featuring Digital Underground 702 / George Clinton Featuring Digital Underground - All I Want / Knee Deep (The Deeper Mix)(12", Promo) Capitol Records SPRO 7087 6 12066 1 6 US 1997 Sell This Version

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C-Dub23

C-Dub23

February 26, 2017
I am needing help determining if the cassette single I have is viable. it says Thomsun Origional EN-4137.
Track listings are:
A1: Same Song
A2: Tie The knot
A3: Nuttin' Nis Funky
A4: Arguin' On The Funk
B1: The Way We Swing Remix
B2: The Packet Man Worth A Packet Remix
B3: Wiggle It ( Def Wiggle Mix ) 2 In A Room

I have no idea why 2 In a Room would be with Digiatal Underground....lol.

But again I am just typing in exactly what on the Artwork Cover for the cassette.

The Cassette itself is Black with Silver Stamp on top of cassette saying Maxell UDI with TS4900546 stamped into the cassette.

Thanks for any ones help.
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PappaWheelie

PappaWheelie

November 14, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
Underwater Rimes was recorded just shortly after Shock G relocated to Oakland from Tampa Florida. Much like 2 Live Crew, they took advantage of Macola Records' policy of allowing anyone to put out a record, which sparked their career. Whereas Schok G relocated from Florida to California though, 2 Live Crew's situation was vice versa.

Shock G's Humpty Hump alter-ego persona (aka Edward Ellington Humphries III) was only supposed to be a character in the Doowutchalike single (never to make a reappearance), but his popularity called for him to be added as an official "member" of the group.

Shock says "I won't sit here and lie and take the credit for being a genius; Humpty fell in my lap. But, I will accept the credit for running with it and being able to watch it evolve and saying, 'Oh, this is cool. Let's keep this going.'"

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