IT WAS ON THIS DATE, MARXH 26, 1990 DIGITAL UNDERGROUND RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM SEX PACKETS

Sex Packets is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Digital Underground, released on March 26, 1990

The album is a concept album about “G.S.R.A.” (Genetic Suppression Relief Antidotes), a pharmaceutical substance that is produced in the form of a large glowing pill about the size of a quarter, which comes in a condom-sized package and is allegedly developed by the government to provide its intended users such as astronauts with a satisfying sexual experience in situations where the normal attainment of such experiences would be counter-productive to the mission at hand.

The album was released in the spring of 1990 following the success of its two lead-off singles: “Doowutchyalike”, a moderate club hit, followed by “The Humpty Dance”, which reached No. 11 on the pop chart, No. 7 on the R&B chart, and No. 1 on the Billboard Rap Singles chart. Sex Packets was released to positive reviews and eventually achieved platinum sales. The album was re-issued on February 8, 2005 by Rhino Entertainment. The album is broken down track-by-track by Digital Underground in Brian Coleman’s book Check the Technique.[

1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums Ever. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.


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