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This Is an EP Release

This Is an EP Release

by Digital Underground
     
 
Released in the same era of expansive and humorous hip-hop debuts by De La Soul, Digable Planets, Gang Starr, and A Tribe Called Quest, Digital Underground's similarly disposed first album and follow-up EP

Overview

Released in the same era of expansive and humorous hip-hop debuts by De La Soul, Digable Planets, Gang Starr, and A Tribe Called Quest, Digital Underground's similarly disposed first album and follow-up EP offered a party-friendly alternative to gangsta rap with a heavy dose of P-funk, jazz, and Prince's electro-funk aesthetic. The Oakland-based crew, featuring Shock-G as alter-ego and frontman Humpty Hump, would continue to ride high with Sons of the P, but never really captured the inspired mix of their first forays into the hip-hop arena. That said, curious fans should first check out the group's maiden Sex Packets release before diving into this six-song collection; while solid in its own right, the EP does contain two non-essential remixes of tracks off of Sex Packets. And even though new cuts like the extended funk jam "Same Song" (featuring a nasty Bernie Worrell-meets-Jimmy Smith synth-organ solo), "Nuttin Nis Funky," "Arguin' on the Funk," and "Tie the Knot" are all impressive, This Is an EP Release does not expand on the sound of Sex Packets. Still, a very enjoyable selection of cuts full of top-notch rapping, samples, scratches, and elastically funky bass and beats.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Rhino / Ada
UPC:
0016998096420

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Digital Underground   Primary Artist
Raw Fusion   Vocals
Walter "Junie" Morrison   Vocals
Philippe Wynne   Vocals
Big Money Odis   Vocals
Shock-G   Vocals
Horny Horns   Sampling
Money-B   Vocals
Piano-Man   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano
Fred Wesley   Sampling
Blowfish   Vocals
Kent Racker   Vocals
DJ Fuse   Turntables

Technical Credits

Digital Underground   Producer,Remixing
Shock-G   Arranger
Piano-Man   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Blowfish   Producer
Atron Gregory   Executive Producer

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