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.