Sons of the P
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Studio album by Digital Underground

Released

October 15, 1991

Recorded

1991 at Starlight Sound (Richmond, California), Unique Studios (New York), Axiom Recorders (Tampa, Florida) and The Disc Ltd. (Detroit, Michigan)

Genre

Hip hop

Length

64:36

Label

Tommy Boy/TNT

Producer

Atron Gregory (exec.), Greg Jacobs (exec.), The Underground Production Squad

Digital Underground chronology

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This Is an EP Release (1990)

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The Body-Hat Syndrome (1993)

Sons of the P is the second album by American hip hop group Digital Underground, released in 1991 on Tommy Boy Records. The album featured two hit singles, "No Nose Job" and "Kiss You Back", which were both written by and performed by Digital Underground frontman Shock G. Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton contributed to the writing and recording of the album's title track, to which he also contributed vocals, and marked one of the earliest studio guest appearances by Clinton on a hip hop release. The album introduces new members to the group, such as Pee-Wee and Bigg Money Odis of Gold Money.

The album peaked at #44 on the Billboard 200, and #23 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The single "Kiss You Back" also performed well, reaching #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Singles charts, and was certified Gold, along with the album, by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All songs produced by The Underground Production Squad.

No. Title Writer(s) Time
1. "The Dflo Shuttle" Evans, Gooden, Jacobs, Shakur 5:13
2. "Heartbeat Props" Bishop, Clinton, Gooden, Jacobs, McKnight 7:29
3. "No Nose Job" Humphrey, Jacobs 4:59
4. "Sons of the P" Brooks, Clinton, Cook, Jacobs 9:05
5. "Flowin' on the D-Line" Jackson, Jacobs 3:05
6. "Kiss You Back" Brooks, Clinton, Jacobs, Wynne 6:12
7. "Tales of the Funky" Clinton, Cook, Jacobs, Jordan, Morrison, Shider 5:31
8. "The Higher Heights of Spirituality" Jacobs, Kemp 0:48
9. "Family of the Underground" Criss, Davis, Everett, Jacobs, Jenkins, Miller, Spiller, Stewart, Tabor, Walker, Waters, Williams, Williams 5:48
10. "The D-Flowstrumental" Jacobs 4:53
11. "Good Thing We're Rappin'" Humphrey, Jacobs 11:37

Notes

  • Rap vocals performed by Shock G, Humpty Hump, Pee-Wee, Money-B, 2Pac, Bigg Money Odis, Mark "M.C. Clever" Moore, Shorty B, Big Stretch, Kenny K, Mack-Mone, O.B., The God Rakiem, D-Love, Blocko, Omar Everett, Shassiah and Master Mind.
  • Singing vocals performed by Schmoovy-Schmoov, Roniece Levias, George Clinton, Shock G, Pee-Wee, Boni Boyer, M.C. Blowfish and Blocko.
  • Additional vocals performed by Marlon (Dr. Illenstein) Kemp, Otis Dunn, Jeremy Jackson and Treach.
  • Sampling, sequencing and drum programming by Shock G, Gemini, Deon "DJ Impossible" Evans and Jeremy "Jay-Z" Jackson.
  • Scrathes performed by DJ Fuze.
  • Track 5 features scratches performed by Jay-Z.
  • Track 9 features scratches performed by Too Fly Eli.
  • Digital keyboards and synthesisers performed by Shock G, Pee-Wee and The Piano Man.
  • Acoustic piano performed by The Piano Man and Niggerachi.
  • Guitars performed by The Conditioner.
  • Live percussion performed by Juan Carlos.
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