Tommy Boy Tuesday: Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance"


"The Humpty Dance," from Digital Underground's debut studio album, "Sex Packets," was released in January 1990 and achieved notable success. The song claimed the 11th spot on the pop chart, secured the 7th position on the R&B chart, and clinched the top spot on the Billboard Rap Singles chart. The music video features a young Tupac Shakur in the background, adding to its historical significance.

In 2008, "The Humpty Dance" earned the 30th position on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop and secured the 65th spot on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s in 2007. The song also found a place in the musical reference book "1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die: And 10,001 You Must Download." Additionally, it received a nomination for Best Rap Video at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, although it lost to MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," ironically, a song in which Hammer is mentioned in "The Humpty Dance."

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