Street Date: Del the Funky Homosapien Releases Triple Disc Album!
One of the true innovators and biggest names in underground hip hop, [lastfm]Del the Funky Homosapien[/lastfm] has always marched to his own beat. Hailing from Oakland, he started out rapping behind his cousin, [lastfm]Ice Cube[/lastfm], but soon struck out on his own.
His incredible flow and abnormal choices of subject matter (check out his sci-fi themed side project [lastfm]Deltron 3030[/lastfm]) soon won him nationwide acclaim. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums on Elektra (I Wish My Brother George Was Here, No Need For Alarm) and Both Sides of My Brain on Hieroglyphics Emporium, Rolling Stone Magazine raved, “he cements his status as rap’s staunchly independent lord of the underground and perhaps the best rapper you’ve never heard.”
Now, 20 years into his career, Del is releasing his seventh album, titled Golden Era, and it’s exactly what you’d hope for. Featuring three entire volumes of sick beats and incredible wordplay, [lastfm]Del The Funky Homosapien[/lastfm] proves he’s still got it over and over and over again.
He’s also kicking off a nationwide tour so that you can get the chance to check him out in person. Check out dates below:
4/19/2011 RASPUTINS BERKELEY IN-STORE PERFORMANCE & SIGNING BERKELEY CA
4/22/2011 SHATTUCK DOWN LOW BERKELEY CA
4/25/2011 KEY CLUB WEST HOLLYWOOD CA
4/27/2011 VELVET LOUNGE SANTA BARBARA CA
4/28/2011 ARNETTE IN-STORE FULLERTON CA
4/29/2011 SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE GEORGETOWN TX
5/1/2011 BB KINGs (WITH ARTIFACTS) NYC NY
5/2/2011 SONAR LOUNGE BALTIMORE MD
5/4/2011 THE MET PAWTUCKET RI
5/5/2011 TREMONT MUSIC HALL CHARLOTTE NC
5/6/2011 AWOL YOUTH CENTER SAVANNAH GA
5/7/2011 THE LOMAX JACKSONVILLE FL
5/9/2011 NEW EARTH MUSIC HALL ATHENS GA
5/10/2011 TBA GAINESVILLE FL
5/12/2011 CZAR TAMPA FL
5/13/2011 TBA (FRIDAY THE 13TH SHOW!) MIAMI FL
5/20/2011 SEATTLE UNIVERSITY (WORKSHOP) SEATTLE WA
5/21/2011 TBA SEATTLE WA