Dis Is da Drum

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Dis Is Da Drum
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Studio album by Herbie Hancock
GenreJazz rap, acid jazz, hip hop[1]
LabelMercury Records
Herbie Hancock chronology
A Tribute to Miles
Dis Is Da Drum
The New Standard
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau:|[2]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[3]

Dis Is da Drum is Herbie Hancock's thirty-ninth album and his first solo album since leaving Columbia Records.

Tracks like "Bo Ba Be Da" and "Dis Is da Drum" reflect Hancock's move towards acid jazz, while "Butterfly" makes a fourth appearance on a Hancock album following the original album (Thrust), a live album (Flood), and another studio album (Direct Step).

Track listing[edit]

1."Call It '95"Griffin, Hancock, Robertson, Smith, Summers4:39
2."Dis Is da Drum"Griffin, Hancock, Lasar, Robertson, Summers4:49
3."Shooz"Griffin, Moreira, Summers1:17
4."Melody (On the Deuce by 44)"Factor, Griffin, Robertson, Smith4:05
5."Mojuba"Griffin, Hancock, Lasar, Robertson, Summers4:59
6."Butterfly"Hancock, Maupin6:08
7."Ju Ju"Galarraga, Griffin, Lasar, Summers5:03
8."Hump"Maupin, Roney, Shanklin4:43
9."Come and See Me"Hancock, Smith, Watson4:32
10."Rubber Soul"Griffin, Hancock, Robertson, Smith, Summers6:40
11."Bo Ba Be Da"Hancock, Watson8:04


  • Herbie Hancock – synthesizer, acoustic piano, electric piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, synthesizer bass, rhythm arrangements
  • Francis Awe – vocals
  • Skip Burney – djembe
  • Chill Factor – rap
  • Guy Eckstine – drums
  • Lazaro Galarraga – vocals
  • Will "Roc" Griffin – sampling, loops, sequencing, rhythm arrangements
  • Nengue Hernandez – bata
  • William Kennedy – drums
  • Mars Lasar – synthesizer, keyboards, sound design
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Airto Moreira – percussion
  • The Real Richie Rich – scratching
  • Darrell Robertson – guitar, rhythm arrangements
  • Wallace Roney – trumpet
  • Jay Shanklin – rhythm arrangements
  • Darrell Smith – keyboards, electric piano, rhythm arrangements
  • Ken Strong – drums
  • Bill Summers – percussion, conga, tambourine, bells, dunun, djembe, shekere, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangements, cabasa
  • Frank Thibeaux – bass guitar
  • Wah Wah Watson – guitar
  • Background vocals - Marina Bambino, Huey Jackson, Hollis Payseur, Angel Rogers, Yvette Summers, Louis Verdeaux


  1. ^ a b Newsom, Jim. "Dis Is Da Drum - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ Moon, Tom. "Rolling Stone : Herbie Hancock: Dis Is Da Drum : Music Reviews". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on January 8, 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2011.

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