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Digital Underground, "The Humpty Dance" (1990)

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One of the most potent, re-useable, powerful snares in Nineties music. You'll stop counting at 200 if you try to take a total of how many songs between 1990 and 2003 just straight-up took this track's drum ingredient. Like, seriously, this song is the two fish and five loaves of bread of hip-hop. No organization represented George Clinton's P-Funk rhythm nation better than Shock G and Co.

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