Sons of the P

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Sons Of The P
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 15, 1991
Genre West Coast hip hop
Producer Digital Underground
Digital Underground chronology
This Is an EP Release
Sons Of The P
The Body-Hat Syndrome
Singles from Sons of the P
  1. "Kiss You Back"
    Released: September 24, 1991
  2. "No Nose Job"
    Released: February 15, 1992
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Entertainment Weekly A [3]
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RapReviews8/10 [6]
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Sons of the P is the second album by American rap group Digital Underground, released in 1991. [8] The album contained two hit singles, "No Nose Job" and "Kiss You Back," both of which were written by and featured the lead vocals of Greg Jacobs (a.k.a. Shock G/Humpty Hump). The latter featured multi-layered choruses and background vocals sung by Boni Boyer, who briefly worked with D.U. shortly after her stint with Prince's Sign of the Times/Love Sexy band.


It is sometimes mistakenly reported that "Kiss You Back" was co-written and co-performed by George Clinton, [9] but his name appropriately appears in the songwriting credits due to a sample of "(Not Just) Knee Deep," by Funkadelic. He did actively participate in the writing and recording of the title track, to which he also contributed vocals, and which marked one of the earliest studio guest appearances by Clinton on a hip hop release, [10] preceded only by Kurtis Blow's "Magilla Gorilla," released in 1986. [11]

Both the album and the single "Kiss You Back" were certified Gold by the RIAA. [12]

Track listing

  1. "The DFLO Shuttle" feat. 2Pac
  2. "Heartbeat Props"
  3. "No Nose Job"
  4. "Sons Of The P" (features George Clinton)
  5. "Flowin' On The D-Line"
  6. "Kiss You Back"
  7. "Tales Of The Funky"
  8. "The Higher Heights Of Spirituality"
  9. "Family Of The Underground" (features Stretch)
  10. "The D-Flowstrumental" (CD Only Track)
  11. "Good Thing We're Rappin'"


Album chart positions

Singles chart positions

YearSongChart positions
Billboard Hot 100 [16] Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks [16] Hot Rap Singles [16]
1991Kiss You Back#40#13#5
1991No Nose Job-#28#27


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [17] Gold500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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