[Old Skool Joint of the Week] Digital Underground

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Do you look funny?

Are you making money?

Have you ever gotten busy in a Burger King bathroom?

At least one man can answer yes to all those questions.

That man is none other than Humpty Hump of the [lastfm link_type="similar_artist_radio"]Digital Underground[/lastfm].

Born Edward Ellington Humphrey III, he started off  as a petty criminal and part-time pimp known as “Smooth Eddie,” as detailed in the song “Good Thing That We’re Rappin’”

Luckily, when he found his way to the  West Coast, he started a group known as  Smooth Eddie and the Humpers,  an R&B group with some freaky undertones.  Humphrey was glad to ditch the criminal life, and start earning money as an entertainer.

Unfortunately, a bizarre kitchen accident with a deep fryer forever burned his nose (making it almost seem fake), and left him with a very nasally tone.  Smooth Eddie and the Humpers broke up shortly afterwards.

Humphrey soon met up with Shock G in Oakland, and two (along with like, 80 others) formed the group Digital Underground.  The group has been making music and touring ever since, but achieved their greatest success with their first single:

The Humpty Dance

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