Digital Underground, “Humpty Dance” (1989):
Posing as his alter ego “Humpty Hump,” Shock G, alongside his music collective Digital Underground (including a young 2Pac), introduced the world outside of Oakland, California to the Humpty Dance. And the song has been rocking parties from the Bay Area and down the coastline ever since.
Too $hort “Life is… Too $hort” (1988)
The most provocative single off Too $hort’s 1988 certified double platinum album of the same title.