Looking for that perfect mood-setting focal piece for your boudoir? A 12-foot-high mock-up of Digital Underground frontman Humpty Hump’s head has been abandoned at a warehouse in Oakland, California, and needs a permanent home.
The enormous noggin was made both as a stage prop and as a set piece for the group’s 1993 music video “Return Of The Crazy One.” According to the person who alerted everyone to its existence on Tumblr, whoever last owned the head (not another member of Digital Underground, hopefully) had been evicted from his or her apartment, and was actually living in the head for several weeks before being discovered. And while that might sound uncomfortable, the head is actually big enough to house a full dressing room and an electronic elevator that would lift Humpty out through the giant nose and onto the stage. Also featuring sunglasses that would light up and lips and chin that double as steps, the head originally cost $50,000 to build, and required an 18-wheel truck to transport and a four-man forklift team to move—although it splits into three convenient pieces.
Digital Underground’s Humpty Hump (a.k.a. Shock-G) reached out to a blogger who posted about the head to say that he would love for someone to preserve this piece of history. While the L.A. Museum Of Hip-Hop History has already said it isn’t interested, Shock-G says that he’ll pay for the transport, storage, and cleaning of the item if someone will just take it. He’ll also either buy it or rent it from said person, in the event that Digital Underground ever needs it for a future tour or Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. You have nothing to lose, and only a giant Humpty Hump head to gain.
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