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Digital Underground: The Body-Hat Syndrome (Tommy Boy)

Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, November 1993

OVER THE roar of the multicolored cosmic Mothership crashing onto Planet Hip Hop, Digital Underground continue to pray in the wild sound factory of George Clinton's cathedral on their latest disc, The Body-Hat Syndrome. But unlike the other electric babies who have sipped from the Blackadelic holy waters of Parliament-Funkadelic (Dr. Dre & Snoop, Ice Cube & Kam), DU expand the otherworldly language of P-Funk sound and vision. From the group's 1989 debut single 'Doowutchyalike' to this album's horny trinity of masturbation ('Circus Entrance', 'Jerkit Circus', and 'Circus Exit (The After Nut)'), the Digital gang consistently manage to transform their private joys into polyrhythmic public spectacles.

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