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Sons of the P

Digital Underground Audio CD
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Big Life
  • ASIN: B00002705X
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 214,465 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it just gets better dont it?? 13 Feb 2004
By The Honest Cynic VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
They've done it again!
Song by song summary for u:
1. D-Flo Shuttle
The moment you start playing this you know the CD will be good!
By this time in D.U.’s timeline Tupac had been initiated as a member, although this is his only rapping appearance on the whole album!
“D-Flo Shuttle” features a funked out saxophone bass line and a really catchy hook. Its one to sing along to!
A fantastic introduction into the CD!
2. Heartbeat Props
“Everybody get ready for the HEARTBEAT PROPS!”
The track is about DU giving props out to living black representatives in the media. The song takes up a pumping bass line another sung/ sampled hook and bridge with a few classy choral verses. Great song
3. No Nose Job
Humpty’s own song. Comically strung chords come as a standard and of course, Humpty Hump’s funny lyrics. And once again, disguised in its funny shell of a song, it also holds a deeper meaning, about how young kids are beginning to think they’re inferior because of the media
Funny and dope song. And check out the cutting at the end
4. Sons Of The P
Looking at the track time, this is another long jam at over 9 minutes long
And once again it’s another original DU beat. You will either like it or you wont.
If you like George Clinton’s voice you will be pleased to hear he graces the song with the DU emcees
This song is laid back. Like I said, you either like it or you don’t. You decide.
5. Flowin’ On The D-Line
I love this track. It has an almost Michael Jackson sounding beat.
Shock-G tells of a story when he was on the D-Flo shuttle!
Sadly its only one verse long with no chorus. Has some crazy cutting at the end
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This album takes the D.U legacy to another level.Not as catchy as Sex Packets,but just as good. The songs are alot more funk Driven, but are better for it. The rhymes are clever, funny and thoughtful. Can't wait for the Lost files!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ultra witty; ultra cool 12 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
I disagree with the previous reviewer. I find Sons of the P more musical and catchy than Sex Packets. Every track just "flows" irresistably, with clever, meaningful and witty lyrics. "No Nose Job":who else could put together a track attacking Hollywood hero worship and cosmetic surgery and pull it off so well. "Heartbeat Props": when you hear the song, you realise what a great catch phrase it is.
An album that will remain as effortlessly stylish, meaningful and humorous to listen to many years from now. So buy it this afternoon!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The stellar followup to "Sex Packets" 19 Mar 2001
By Roger Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
After turning rap on it's ear with the iconoclastic "Sex Packets", Shock G. returned to the studio with the Parliament/Funkadelic homage "Sons Of The P". Make no mistake, this is every bit as much a P/Funk album as it is a Digital Underground album, and George Clinton was on hand help make sure that "Sons" was more than the derivative sampling used by most other rappers. Shock's love of P/Funk is evident from start to finish, and makes it clear he's more of a funk gourmand than groupie, and this album is straight P/Funk from start to finish.
The best cuts include the "The DFlo Shuttle" featuring then DU member Tupac Shakur, the hilarious slam of black celebrities getting plastic surgery "No Nose Job", and the jaw dropping "Tales Of The Funky". The top 10 hit "Kiss You Back" is also here, and is even better in the LP form than the single.
It's worth buying this CD to see why Digital Underground is the only rap band to have worked P/Funk samples with the creativity and obvious respect they deserve.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Criminally Underrated 19 Feb 2007
By 77Jim - Published on Amazon.com
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This album is great. The opening track, DFLO Shuttle, is prestinely infectious and my personal favorite; it calls for the repeat button and that loopy hook will pin-ball in your head all day urging you to call in sick from work and go to the beach.

The lengthy concluding number "Good Thing We're Rappin'" doesn't do much for me. I find it to be too long and it's lack-luster structure strays from what made DU shine. I get the fact that they are paying homage to their love of music and how it has steered them away from another lifestyle, but in the delivery this becomes a mediocre Ice Cube narrative to my ears. Maybe the group was itching to try the "Too $hort" formula... it's not particularly awful, just sort of boring compared to the dizzying heights the rest of the album already took the listener.

I urge any serious music buff to re-visit the music of Digital Underground. I never fully appreciated their excellence until years later when my developed adult ear was capable of acknowledging just how clever, articulate and ahead of their times this group was. There is a sensitive politically conscious human message here. Shock G's charismatic, passionate delivery allows him to make deep statements without sounding preachy, or abrasive- in fact to the contrary he's selectively hilarious and easy to listen to on the whole.

I have yet to find a modern group this confident, creative and fun. Take the shuttle back to DU's early days... it is quite rewarding.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the pilars of rap 15 July 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
You can almost make a game of picking out Parliment Funkadelic samples. Thats just one thing that makes this album fun. D.U. can flow like most dream to. Dflo Shuttle gets the groove going. Heartbeat Props makes a point that the living need as much respect as those who have passed on. In No Nose Job, Humpty leads the march in a track he made famous by pickiting cosmetic surgery establishments. D.U. keeps it going with Kiss You Back, Tales of the Funky, and a Dflo instrmental. The beats don't stop there, cause you're going to want to listen to it over and over again. No need for metallic frost bite preventiteve blizzard suits or helicopters. Just pure Hip-Hop P-Funk class.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tales of the funky 2 Nov 2002
By Sherance M. Brothers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
oh yeah digital underground are funky and has some tight p funk influenced beats george clinton himself sings on sons of the P matter of fact the whole cd is dedicated to the p funk the jam tales of the funky proves it where shorty b on the mic giving props to the whole parliament-funkadelic crew. ...
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY SLEPT ON! 4 Jan 2003
By shawty red - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Even the reviewers for this album weren't able to appreciate this album to its fullest. The gold single, "Kiss You Back", was a great song and it once again showcased their stylish jocularity in front of understated funky rhythms. But this album has a couple of diamonds in the ruff that have gone largely unnoticed. First, "Good Thing We're Rappin'" rivals Too Short for creator of one of the most Pimpinest (yes its a word) hip hop songs in the 90s. It helps that 2Pac, one of the best ever, introduces the song. It chronicles the days and times in the life of a west coast pimp, with the taste for the material, the disdain for disrespectful, and the "I don't love them hos...", and the wonderful humor attitude that Snoop Dogg adorned on Doggystyle, all while maintaining their essentially light hearted flavor.
But the best song on this album, which barely receives mention is "Sons of the P". In my book, this song ranks as one of the funkiest hip hop songs ever...that's right, EVER. I think it deserves this status for several reasons. One, they were able to do so much in this song without it sounding overdone, overproduced, maintaining the funk, which is at its core. Two, the beats AND the lyrics were funky, in the P-Funk, free-your-mind-and-your-(butt)-will-follow sense. Here's a sample, "we're pulling down the pants to your mind/this time/we'll make love to you're intellect/the people in control are working very hard to keep your natural desires in check". Three, the song is in the funk anthem tradition, spanning 9 minutes, plus they make you feel like the song should not have ended a second sooner. Fourth, they were the perfect group to pull this off, with their funk base, comical approach, and their willingness to sacrifice album sales and commerical appeal for creativity and substance. This is truly an ode to the gods of funk. Clinton even hands the reigns of the funk over to them...the seal of approval. PLEASE GIVE THIS SONG A LISTEN! see for yourself. They are truly the "Sons of the P".
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