The song that started it all, ”Doowutchyalike” was actually the band’s third single, arriving after TNT issues of an early working version of ”Underwater Rimes” and ”Your Life’s a Cartoon”. But it was ”Doowutchyalike”, pulled from the band’s 1989 Sex Packets debut, that brought them the first wide scale attention they’d received. A smooth grooved club favorite, the song drove through the band’s West Coast haunts, before working its way across the country to become a favorite of New York’s hottest hipsters. The accompanying video, in heavy rotation on MTV, only served to further the band’s P-Funk mission. Introducing Shock G.’s Humpty Hump alter ego for the first time, the song not only became an anthemic sing-along, but also invited the band’s new fans to explore the sonics of contemporary rap within the confines of very traditional funk. Bright brass and deep bass bookend the action as words pass between Shock G., Money B. and Humpty Hump – it’s a humorous, sassy, feel good free-for-all that ultimately imparts a positive message. Although the band were most often keyed for their party atmosphere, they imparted a politico that spoke of acceptance, peace and tolerance. Initially released in summer 1989, ”Doowutchyalike” peaked at #82 R&B. Remixed and released in the glittering wake of ”the Humpty Dance”, the song fared better the second time around, scoring the band a far more desirable #29 in June, 1990.