Today in Hip Hop History: The Body-Hat Syndrome
Oakland-based hip hop group Digital Underground released their third studio album, The Body-Hat Syndrome, through Tommy Boy Records and T.N.T. Recordings in 1993. The album further perpetuated the unique Digital Underground P-Funk Culture after more than a year of hiatus.
The second single from The Body-Hat Syndrome, “Wussup With the Luv,” was a cultural anti-racism awareness rap with a solo from guitarist Michael Hampton and a verse from Tupac Shakur. It was the last time that Pac appeared on any Digital Underground release, from which the group that he had come up with in his early years. The album was also the first time that lead rappers Saafir and Clee were added to the extensive lineup.
The Body-Hat Syndrome also features a humorous shout out to all the rappers that had sampled their hit “The Humpty Dance.” Since then, the number of samples has exceeded over 50 times, making the single their most popular song.