Most known for their platinum-selling single “The Humpty Dance,” Oakland, California’s Digital Underground formed in 1987 and brought a whole new sound to the Yo! MTV Raps generation with their delirious, George Clinton-inspired debut Sex Packets (1990 Tommy Boy). Centered around Gregory Jacobs (A.K.A. Shock-G, Humpty Hump), the goofy yet hard core troupe focused on sexual humor rather than violence, marking them as a counterpoint to the rise of gangsta rap. The Digital Underground’s ferocious ecstasy- and cocaine-fueled live shows catapulted them to worldwide notoriety, which was maintained through six charting albums until they officially disbanded in 2008.