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The Body-Hat Syndrome
The Body-Hat Syndrome
Studio album by Digital Underground

Released

5 October 1993

Genre

Hip hop, alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

Length

74:47

Label

Tommy Boy

Producer

Digital Underground

Digital Underground chronology

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Sons of the P (1991)

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Future Rhythm (1996)

The Body-Hat Syndrome is the third studio album by American hip hop group Digital Underground, released in 1993 on Tommy Boy Entertainment. On this album, they continue their own brand of P-Funk culture, ending more than a year of silence with a new album consisting of funk-infused rap. With the release of the leading "The Return of the Crazy One", and its accompanying X-rated music video (reworked for public consumption) boosting the group back into the spotlight, the rest of the album failed to achieve outstanding crossover commercial acclaim. The album's second single, an anti-racism, cultural awareness song called "Wussup Wit the Luv", featured a solo from the Funkadelic guitarist Michael Hampton, as well as a verse and video appearance by Tupac Shakur. This album would be the last time that Shakur and Digital Underground would ever collaborate, while the lead rappers Saafir and Clee were added to the D.U. line up.

The album also features the song "The Humpty Dance Awards", the group's humourous shout-out to the numerous artists who sampled their hit song "The Humpty Dance" prior to 1993. Since then, the list of sample uses has grown to over 50 artists.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by Digital Underground.

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Length
1. "The Return of the Crazy One" Humpty Hump Humphrey, Jackson, Jacobs 4:39
2. "Doo Woo You" Shock G, Saafir Elliot, Jacobs, Mohamed 7:37
3. "Holly Wanstaho" Shock G, Saafir Elliot, Jacobs, Mohamed 3:35
4. "Bran Nu Swetta" Shock G, Money-B, Saafir Brooks, Elliot, Jacobs, Mohamed 4:59
5. "The Humpty Dance Awards" Humpty Hump, 2Pac Humphrey, Jacobs 4:51
6. "Body-Hats (Part One)" Shock G, Humpty Hump, Money-B, Saafir Brooks, Humphrey, Jacobs, Mohamed 1:36
7. "Dope-A-Delic (Do-U-B-Leeve-In-D-Flo?) Clee, Shock G Askew, Brooks, Jacobs 4:08
8. "Intermission" - Jacobs 0:54
9. "Wussup Wit the Luv" Money-B, Clee, Shock G, 2Pac Askew, Brooks, Jacobs, Shakur 6:36
10. "Digital Lover" Humpty Hump, Clee, Money-B, Saafir Askew, Jacobs, Mohamed 4:39
11. "Carry the Way (Along Time)" Shock G, Clee, Saafir, Money-B Askew, Brooks, Jacobs, Mohamed 4:15
12. "Body-Hats (Part Two)" Money-B, Saafir, Humpty Hump, Shock G Brooks, Jacobs, Humphrey, Mohamed 1:32
13. "Circus Entrance" Clee, Shock G Askew, Jacobs 1:54
14. "Jerkit Circus" Shock G, Humpty Hump, Money-B Brooks, Elliot, Humphrey, Jacobs 4:51
15. "Circus Exit (The After-Nut)" - Elliot, Jacobs 0:43
16. "Shake & Bake" Humpty Hump, Shock G Brooks, Humphrey, Jacobs 4:35
17. "Body-Hats (Part Three)" Shock G, Humpty Hump Brooks, Humphrey, Jacobs, Mohamed 3:08
18. "Do Ya Like It Dirty?" Shock G Askew, Boston, Jackson, Jacobs 4:45
19. "Bran Nu Sweat Ths Beat" - Elliot, Jacobs 0:34
20. "Wheee!" Shock G, Clee, Money-B, Saafir Askew, Brooks, Cook, Jacobs, Mohamed 5:09

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