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Del the Funky Homosapien

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

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