Because of his involvement in records like Deltron 3030 and the first Gorillaz album, it's easy to think of Del the Funky Homosapien (formerly Del tha Funkee Homosapien) as just a sci-fi rapper. But dig a little further back in his catalog (like back to his killer 1991 debut, I Wish My Brother George Was Here), and you find an MC geeked on making genuinely quirky everyman anthems-- like "Pissin' on Your Steps", "The Wacky World of Rapid Transit", and "Sleepin' on My Couch".
We're not sure which of the two Dels (or maybe an amalgamation of them both?) will appear on his forthcoming full-length, The 11th Hour, but we're psyched that it exists and is coming out via Definitive Jux on February 26.
Produced entirely by Del himself, The 11th Hour is the Hieroglyphics crew member's first solo record since 2000's Both Sides of the Brain. And while February is still a little ways away, Del is currently touring the U.S. in front of the album's release, alongside Devin the Dude and friends.The tour's next stop is November 8, in Portland, Oregon.
Dates (all with Devin the Dude):11-08 Portland, OR - Roseland
11-09 Seattle, WA - Showbox11-10 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
11-11 Chico, CA - Senator Theater
11-13 San Francisco, CA - Slim's11-14 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Stream: Del the Funky Homosapien: Various Tracks