100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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87. Digital Underground, "The Humpty Dance"

Digital Underground mastermind Shock G wrote the bass line for this funky free-form party jam and invented a fictional fake-nosed character named Edward Ellington Humphrey III to perform it. "I said that he was my brother from Tampa, an ex-lounge singer who got in a grease accident in the kitchen," he said. "And people were buying that shit."

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