Photos by G.
I’ve loved rap group Digital Underground for 20 years! They played a concert at New York’s BB King’s on January 22, 2012 and I was there to catch all the action. Original members Shock G (aka Humpty Hump) and Money B brought the funk! Flowing as great today as they did back in the day, Digital Underground opened the show with “Packet Man” from their amazing debut “Sex Packets.” Early on in the show, huge singles from DU including “The Humpty Dance,” “Kiss You Back” and “Same Song” were played. For the late 2Pac’s verse on “Same Song,” an audience member rocked the mic. Shock G started off the show dressed as Humpty Hump with fake nose and goofy voice.
After a few songs, he introduced his alter ego – Shock G and continued rapping to songs such as “Freaks of The Industry,” “Sex Packets,” “Underwater Rhymes,” and even threw in the verse that Digital Underground raps in the 90s charity single “We’re All In The Same Gang.” “I Get Around” by 2Pac was also played as a tribute to the late rapper who got his start as a member of Digital Underground. “I Got 5 On It” by Luniz was also played as a tribute to the absent rapper and Shock G mentioned that he’s got 2 and a half more years of a jail term to serve before he’s released. The song “Doowutchyalike” was not played, which was a big hit for the group, but it mattered not because after the show was over, Shock G bought a round of tequila shots for those of us that hung around after the concert to get our buzz on how we like!