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Digital Underground disbanded in 2008, after 21 years of touring and releases. The group remains a cult favorite among AlternativeHipHop fans for their whimsical, lighthearted approach and {{Funk}}y sound.

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Digital Underground disbanded in 2008, after 21 years of touring and releases. The group remains a cult favorite among AlternativeHipHop fans for their whimsical, lighthearted approach and {{Funk}}y sound.
sound. Any hopes of a reunion someday were put to rest in April 2021, when Shock G suddenly passed away at 57.


* ManOfAThousandVoices: Shock G, [[spoiler:who also plays Humpty Hump and a lesser-known character called MC Blowfish.]]

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* ManOfAThousandVoices: Shock G, [[spoiler:who who also plays Humpty Hump and a lesser-known character called MC Blowfish.]]

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* EpicRocking: A good number of their songs hit or exceed the six-minute mark, including "The Humpty Dance", which comes in at about six and a half minutes long on the CD of ''Sex Packets''. "Doowutchyalike" is even longer, approaching nine minutes on the same release. A complete list of examples would get quite long, particularly given the many different mixes some of these songs have appeared in.


->Hey, yo, fat girl, come here--are you ticklish?

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->Hey, ->''"Hey, yo, fat girl, come here--are you ticklish?
ticklish?"''


An AlternativeHipHop group from Oakland, California, Digital Underground began in 1987 as a PoliticalRap group, with an image intended to pay tribute to the Black Panthers. One year later, Music/PublicEnemy released their second album, ''It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back'', to a huge amount of critical acclaim and commercial success, which led Digital Underground to abandon its original political ambitions and become a humor-laden [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament/Funkadelic]]-inspired group, with leader Shock G often seen with novelty [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] glasses.

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An AlternativeHipHop group from Oakland, California, Digital Underground began in 1987 as a PoliticalRap group, with an image intended to pay tribute to the Black Panthers. One year later, Music/PublicEnemy released their second album, ''It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back'', ''Music/ItTakesANationOfMillionsToHoldUsBack'', to a huge amount of critical acclaim and commercial success, which led Digital Underground to abandon its original political ambitions and become a humor-laden [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament/Funkadelic]]-inspired group, with leader Shock G often seen with novelty [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] glasses.


* MissingEpisode: The original music video version of "Return of the Crazy One" had more explicit nudity and sex scenes, but it wouldn't air on MTV unless edits were made (i.e., nudity blurred out, sexual scenes replaced with less explicit material, etc). The original one has not been released or shown anywhere.
* OneHitWonder: "The Humpty Dance", of course. Other minor hits were "Same Song" (which was only popular because it was in the movie, ''NothingButTrouble''), "Freaks Of The Industry", "Kiss You Back," "Wussup Wit the Luv," and "Doowutchyalike".



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Digital Underground was originally supposed to be like Music/{{NWA}} and Music/PublicEnemy (read: militant black with lyrics about how racism against black people is still rampant, even in this era of tolerance and acceptance), but the band didn't want to be clones of those groups and opted for something more fun and upbeat (though some songs do address issues about racism and violence in the black community).

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*ConceptAlbum: ''Sex Packets''

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* FakeOutFadeOut: Subverted on "Doowutchyalike". The mid-song fade-out is actually announced.
-->Radio stations may begin your fade here. For those that would like help, we will start your fade for you.


Digital Underground is best known for "The Humpty Dance", performed by Shock G's [[AlterEgoActing alter-ego]], Humpty Hump (a LoveableSexManiac who looks like a cross between a pimp and Groucho Marx), in which Humpty [[DirtyRap raps about having sex in a Burger King bathroom]][[note]]the "Burger King" part is usually bleeped out in music video versions of the song, [[CensoredForComedy making it sound like he originally said "I once got busy in a motherfuckin' bathroom."]][[/note]], [[ChubbyChaser flirts with a fat girl]], and says that he looks like Music/MCHammer on crack. Digital Underground is also recognized for their OneSceneWonder appearance in DanAykroyd's movie ''Film/NothingButTrouble''. The movie, Aykroyd's music video for the group's tune "Same Song" and the EP ''This Is an EP Release'', featured a then-unknown Music/TupacShakur as a member of the group; Tupac would later go on to become one of the most successful GangstaRap artists in history, and a defining artist of the 1990s.

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Digital Underground is best known for "The Humpty Dance", performed by Shock G's [[AlterEgoActing alter-ego]], Humpty Hump (a LoveableSexManiac who looks like a cross between a pimp and Groucho Marx), in which Humpty [[DirtyRap raps about having sex in a Burger King bathroom]][[note]]the "Burger King" part is usually bleeped out in music video versions of the song, [[CensoredForComedy making it sound like he originally said "I once got busy in a motherfuckin' bathroom."]][[/note]], [[ChubbyChaser flirts with a fat girl]], and says that he looks like Music/MCHammer on crack. Digital Underground is also recognized for their OneSceneWonder appearance in DanAykroyd's Creator/DanAykroyd's movie ''Film/NothingButTrouble''. The movie, Aykroyd's music video for the group's tune "Same Song" and the EP ''This Is an EP Release'', featured a then-unknown Music/TupacShakur as a member of the group; Tupac would later go on to become one of the most successful GangstaRap artists in history, and a defining artist of the 1990s.





Digital Underground is best known for "The Humpty Dance", performed by Shock G's [[AlterEgoActing alter-ego]], Humpty Hump (a LoveableSexManiac who looks like a cross between a pimp and Groucho Marx), in which Humpty [[DirtyRap raps about having sex in a Burger King bathroom]] [[hottip:*: the "Burger King" part is usually bleeped out in music video versions of the song, [[CensoredForComedy making it sound like he originally said "I once got busy in a motherfuckin' bathroom."]], [[ChubbyChaser flirts with a fat girl]], and says that he looks like Music/MCHammer on crack. Digital Underground is also recognized for their OneSceneWonder appearance in DanAykroyd's movie ''Film/NothingButTrouble''. The movie, Aykroyd's music video for the group's tune "Same Song" and the EP ''This Is an EP Release'', featured a then-unknown Music/TupacShakur as a member of the group; Tupac would later go on to become one of the most successful GangstaRap artists in history, and a defining artist of the 1990s.

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Digital Underground is best known for "The Humpty Dance", performed by Shock G's [[AlterEgoActing alter-ego]], Humpty Hump (a LoveableSexManiac who looks like a cross between a pimp and Groucho Marx), in which Humpty [[DirtyRap raps about having sex in a Burger King bathroom]] [[hottip:*: the bathroom]][[note]]the "Burger King" part is usually bleeped out in music video versions of the song, [[CensoredForComedy making it sound like he originally said "I once got busy in a motherfuckin' bathroom."]], "]][[/note]], [[ChubbyChaser flirts with a fat girl]], and says that he looks like Music/MCHammer on crack. Digital Underground is also recognized for their OneSceneWonder appearance in DanAykroyd's movie ''Film/NothingButTrouble''. The movie, Aykroyd's music video for the group's tune "Same Song" and the EP ''This Is an EP Release'', featured a then-unknown Music/TupacShakur as a member of the group; Tupac would later go on to become one of the most successful GangstaRap artists in history, and a defining artist of the 1990s.



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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Digital Underground was originally supposed to be like Music/{{NWA}} and Music/PublicEnemy (read: militant black with lyrics about how racism against black people is still rampant, even in this era of tolerance and acceptance), but the band didn't want to be clones of those groups and opted for something more fun and upbeat (though some songs do address issues about racism and violence in the black community).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Digital Underground was originally supposed to be like Music/{{NWA}} and Music/PublicEnemy (read: militant black with lyrics about how racism against black people is still rampant, even in this era of tolerance and acceptance), but the band didn't want to be clones of those groups and opted for something more fun and upbeat (though some songs do address issues about racism and violence in the black community).community).

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Digital Underground is best known for "The Humpty Dance", performed by Shock G's [[AlterEgoActing alter-ego]], Humpty Hump (a LoveableSexManiac who looks like a cross between a pimp and Groucho Marx), in which Humpty [[DirtyRap raps about having sex in a Burger King bathroom]] [[hottip:*: the "Burger King" part is usually bleeped out in music video versions of the song, [[ThisTropeIsBleep making it sound like he originally said "I once got busy in a motherfuckin' bathroom."]], [[ChubbyChaser flirts with a fat girl]], and says that he looks like Music/MCHammer on crack. Digital Underground is also recognized for their OneSceneWonder appearance in DanAykroyd's movie ''Film/NothingButTrouble''. The movie, Aykroyd's music video for the group's tune "Same Song" and the EP ''This Is an EP Release'', featured a then-unknown Music/TupacShakur as a member of the group; Tupac would later go on to become one of the most successful GangstaRap artists in history, and a defining artist of the 1990s.

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Digital Underground is best known for "The Humpty Dance", performed by Shock G's [[AlterEgoActing alter-ego]], Humpty Hump (a LoveableSexManiac who looks like a cross between a pimp and Groucho Marx), in which Humpty [[DirtyRap raps about having sex in a Burger King bathroom]] [[hottip:*: the "Burger King" part is usually bleeped out in music video versions of the song, [[ThisTropeIsBleep [[CensoredForComedy making it sound like he originally said "I once got busy in a motherfuckin' bathroom."]], [[ChubbyChaser flirts with a fat girl]], and says that he looks like Music/MCHammer on crack. Digital Underground is also recognized for their OneSceneWonder appearance in DanAykroyd's movie ''Film/NothingButTrouble''. The movie, Aykroyd's music video for the group's tune "Same Song" and the EP ''This Is an EP Release'', featured a then-unknown Music/TupacShakur as a member of the group; Tupac would later go on to become one of the most successful GangstaRap artists in history, and a defining artist of the 1990s.


-->First you limp to the side like your leg was broken, shakin' and twitchin' kinda like you was smokin' \\

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-->First you I limp to the side like your my leg was broken, shakin' and twitchin' kinda like you I was smokin' \\


* DanceSensation: The Humpty Dance. "It's real easy to do, check it out..."

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* DanceSensation: The Do the Humpty Dance. Hump, everybody do the Humpty Hump! "It's real easy to do, check it out..."


-->First you limp to the side like your leg was broken, shakin' and twitchin' kinda like you was smokin' \
Crazy, wack, funky / People say "You look like [[TakeThat MC Hammer on crack]], Humpty!" \

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-->First you limp to the side like your leg was broken, shakin' and twitchin' kinda like you was smokin' \
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Crazy, wack, funky / People say "You look like [[TakeThat MC Hammer on crack]], Humpty!" \\\

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