LIVE: Digital Underground @ Vapor, 11/10/12

November 15th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg
Humpty Hump

Humpty Hump

Review and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson. See more of Kirsten’s photos from this show here.

“I’m the original big nose rapper,” said Digital Underground frontman Humpty Hump — aka Shock G — after sauntering onstage at Saratoga Casino and Raceway’s Vapor Night Club in a red-and-black velvet smoking jacket, skunk-striped fro and his signature Groucho glasses.

The Digital Underground frontman, one of the most distinctive figures in ‘90s hip-hop, kept up the nerdy, debauched professor look and nasally Humpty voice for half the show—oozing sleazy charm and thrilling the crowd with a handful of old-school songs, from “The Return of the Crazy One” to the group’s biggest (and by far most ridiculous) hit, the Parliament-sampling, ego-tripping “The Humpty Dance.”

Lots of amusingly ribald stuff from the frontman who famously boasted on the latter about getting “busy in a Burger King bathroom.”

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