This Is an EP Release
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EP by Digital Underground


January 15, 1991


August - October 1990


Starlight Sound Studios
(Richmond, California)


West Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Jazz rap




Tommy Boy Records / Warner Bros. Records


The Underground

Digital Underground chronology


Sex Packets (1990)


Sons of the P (1991)

This Is an EP Release is an EP and the second release by American hip hop group Digital Underground, released in January 15, 1991 on Tommy Boy Records and Warner Bros. Records. Recording sessions took place at Starlight Sound Studios in Richmond, California from August to October 1990. Production was solely handled by the group themselves.

The songs "Tie the Knot" and "Same Song" were featured in the film Nothing but Trouble. "Tie the Knot" is a comedic rendition of "Bridal Chorus", and "Same Song" contains improvised organ sections throughout the song, making it one of the first hip hop singles to successfully integrate live instrumentation with music samples. Tupac Shakur made his debut record appearance on the latter song, and portrayed an African king in the music video. Shakur can also be heard on "The Way We Swing (Remix)" as a background vocalist, adding humourous ad-libs between the verses.

The EP was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with selling over 500,000 copies in the United States.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Same Song" Shock G, Humpty Hump, Money-B, 2Pac, Schmoovy-Smoov Brooks, Jacobs, Shakur Digital Underground 6:29
2. "Tie the Knot" Shock G, Humpty Hump, Money-B, Kent Racker Jacobs Digital Underground 3:13
3. "The Way We Swing (Remix)" Shock G, Money-B, 2Pac Blowfish, Jacobs Digital Underground 4:58
4. "Nuttin' Nis Funky" Schmoovy-Schmoov, Shock G, Big Money Odis, Humpty Hump Davis, Humphrey, Jacobs The Piano Man, MC Blowfish 9:41
5. "Packet Man (Worth a Packet Remix) Shock G, Humpty Hump Goins, Humphrey, Jacobs Digital Underground, CJ Mackintosh (Remix) 4:58
6. "Arguin' on the Funk" Shock G, Money-B, Humpty Hump Brooks, Elliot, Jacobs Digital Underground, Raw Fusion 3:55


  • Track 1 features music and sample arrangements by Shock G, and piano, synthesisers and organ solo performed by The Piano Man
  • Track 2 features acoustic piano and drum programming performed by The Piano Man
  • Track 3 features new sample arrangements by The Piano Man
  • Track 4 features turntables performed by DJ Fuze
  • Track 6 features turntables performed by DJ Fuze

Samples[edit | edit source]

Same Song

  • "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith
  • "Theme From the Black Hole" by Parliament
  • "Moody's Mood for Love" by King Pleasure

Tie The Knot

  • "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
  • "Treulich Gefuhrt (Bridal Chorus)" by Richard Wagner

The Way We Swing (Remix)

  • "Papa Was Too" by Joe Tex
  • "Devotion (Live)" by Earth, Wind & Fire

Nuttin' Dis Funky

  • "Fat Time" by Miles Davis

Packet Man (Worth a Packet Remix)

  • "Windy City" by Rodney Franklin

Arguin' on the Funk

  • "Flash Light" by Parliament
  • "Pumpin' It Up" by P-Funk All Stars
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