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Del the Funky Homosapien

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Cousin of renowned gangster rapper Ice Cube, Del tha Funky Homosapien (real name Teren Delvon Jones) was born in Oakland, California on August 12, 1972, and got his start with Ice Cube's backing band, Da Lench Mob. But Del's rap isn't as grim or violent as Ice Cube's is; in fact, he's been known to include something in his music that's far too uncommon in most rap: humor. Signed to Elektra/Asylum, Del's debut release, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, was issued in 1991 and produced by Cube and, like most rap at the time, featured numerous samples of Parliament/Funkadelic classics from the '70s. Del's follow-up, 1994's No Need for Alarm, was a departure musically, as Ice Cube was no longer in the production seat and the P-Funk sounds were dropped in favor of a more sophisticated, almost jazzy sound. Despite his noble experimentation, Del's sophomore effort failed commercially, and it would take four years for the rapper to plot his next move and issue another recording. Having left Elektra, Del aligned himself closely with some fellow rapper friends, Casual and Souls of Mischief, and issued his third release overall, 1998's Future Development, for the same label as his friends, Hieroglyphics Records. An all-new Del solo release, Both Sides of the Brain, was released in 2000, along with a self-titled debut release by a side project, Deltron 3030, which saw Del join forces with both the Automator and Kid Koala. It took eight years for the rapper's next solo full-length to come out, but in the interim Del kept himself busy with guest appearances, including on the Damon Albarn project Gorillaz's self-titled debut, adding his recognizable vocals to the hit "Clint Eastwood," a song that he also began incorporating in his live sets. In 2007 it was announced that the MC had been signed to Def Jux, which released the long-awaited (and very un-Def Jux-like) Eleventh Hour in March of 2008. A year later he teamed with Artifacts member Tame One and production team Parallel Thought for the collaboration album Parallel Uni-Verses. The three-disc Golden Era followed in 2011. It featured one new album along with two albums that had been previously released in digital-only format. In 2012 Del joined forces once more with innovative New Jeresey beatmakers Parallel Thought for the Attractive Sin full length. The album melded Del's west coast style with Parallel Thought's rugged east coast production. ~ Greg Prato
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Stations Featuring
Del the Funky Homosapien

    '80s Hip-Hop

    '80s Hip-Hop
    3 songs

    '80s Urban Music

    '80s Urban Music
    3 songs

    Underground Hip-Hop

    Underground Hip-Hop
    2 songs

    '90s Hip-Hop

    '90s Hip-Hop
    1 song

Albums by
Del the Funky Homosapien

Top Songs by
Del the Funky Homosapien

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Mistadobalina
  3.   Sleepin' on My Couch
  4.   No Need For Alarm
  5.   The Wacky World of Rapid Transit
  6.   Wrong Place
  7.   The Undisputed Champs
  8.   Dr. Bombay
  9.   Catch a Bad One
  10.   Pissin' On Your Steps
  11.   Prelude
  12.   Charlie Brown by Parallel Thought
  13.   Double Barrel
  14.   Same Ol' Thing
  15.   One out of a Million
  16.   Eye Examination
  17.   One Big Trip
  18.   Money for Sex
  19.   Shows Over by Parallel Thought
  20.   Blow Your Mind by Parallel Thought
  21.   Upside Down
  22.   Fallout
  23.   Burnt
  24.   Don't Forget
  25.   In and Out
  26.   You're in Shambles
  27.   Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers
  28.   Sunny Meadowz
  29.   Missing Link
  30.   Break the Bank
  31.   Dark Skin Girls
  32.   Fragments
  33.   Front Like Ya Know by Parallel Thought
  34.   Getto Drillin by Parallel Thought
  35.   1520 Sedgewick by Parallel Thought
  36.   Apply It & See by Parallel Thought
  37.   Activated Sludge by Parallel Thought
  38.   Different Guidelines by Parallel Thought
  39.   Ownership by Parallel Thought
  40.   On Mommas House by Parallel Thought
  41.   Pearly Gates
  42.   Makes No Sense
  43.   Descending
  44.   Calculate
  45.   I'm Gonna Make It
  46.   We Taking Over by Tame One
  47.   The Franchise by Tame One
  48.   Teddy by Tame One
  49.   Specifics by Tame One
  50.   Special by Tame One
  51.   Life Sucks by Tame One
  52.   Keep It Up by Tame One
  53.   Intro (Magic) by Tame One
  54.   Gaining Ground by Tame One
  55.   Flashback by Tame One
  56.   Before This by Tame One
  57.   Thank Youse
  58.   Check It Ooout
  59.   Miles to Go
  60.   No More Worries
  61.   Worldwide
  62.   Treats For the Kiddies
  63.   Boo Boo Heads
  64.   Wack M.C.'s
  65.   Made in America
  66.   Hoodz Come in Dozens
  67.   Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo
  68.   Raw
  69.   What Is a Booty
  70.   Lothar

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