Sons of the P

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Sons Of The P
Studio album by Digital Underground
Released October 15, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length 64:40
Label Tommy Boy
Producer Digital Underground
Digital Underground chronology
This Is an EP Release
(1990)
Sons of the P
(1991)
The Body-Hat Syndrome
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) link
Entertainment Weekly A link
Q 3/5 stars link
RapReviews 8.0/10 link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Sons of the P is the second album by American rap group Digital Underground, released on October 15, 1991. The album featured two hit singles, "No Nose Job" and "Kiss You Back", both of which were written by, and featured the lead vocals of Greg Jacobs (a.k.a. Shock G/Humpty Hump), and the latter of which featured multi-layered choruses and background vocals sung by Boni Boyer,[1] who briefly worked with D.U. shortly after her stint with Prince's Sign of the Times/Love Sexy band. It is sometimes mistakenly reported that Kiss You Back was co-written & co-performed by George Clinton,[2][3] but his name appropriately appears in the writers credit due to a sample of "(Not Just) Knee Deep" by Funkadelic. He did however actively participate in the writing and recording of the title track "Sons of the P", to which he also contributed vocals, and which marked one of the earliest studio guest appearances by Clinton on a Hip Hop release,[4] preceded only by Kurtis Blow's "Magilla Gorilla" released in 1986.[5] Both the album and the single "Kiss You Back" were each certified Gold by the RIAA.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The DFLO Shuttle"
  2. "Heartbeat Props"
  3. "No Nose Job"
  4. "Sons Of The P" (features George Clinton)
  5. "Flowin' On The D-Line"
  6. "Kiss You Back"
  7. "Tales Of The Funky"
  8. "The Higher Heights Of Spirituality"
  9. "Family Of The Underground" (features Stretch)
  10. "The D-Flowstrumental"
  11. "Good Thing We're Rappin'"

Samples[edit]

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200[8] Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums[8]
1991 Sons Of The P #44 #23

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100[9] Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[9] Hot Rap Singles[9]
1991 Kiss You Back #40 #13 #5
1991 No Nose Job - #28 #27

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