Del the Funky Homosapien

Interview

Friday, April 04, 2008

West Coast hip-hopper Del the Funky Homosapien hit stardom when he rapped on “Clint Eastwood” –- a mega pop hit from 2001 by the Gorillaz. But he's also carved out a niche as hip-hop’s oddball, rapping about science fiction and comics. Kurt talks to Del about his new record Eleventh Hour and how his path diverged from that of his cousin, gangsta pioneer Ice Cube.

    Music Playlist
  1. Clint Eastwood
    Artist: Gorillaz
    Album: Gorillaz
    Label: Virgin Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. The Wacky World of Rapid Transit
    Artist: Del the Funky Homosapien
    Album: I Wish My Brother George Was Here
    Label: Elektra
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    Artist: Ice Cube
    Album: AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    Label: Priority Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  4. Virus
    Artist: Deltron 3030
    Album: Deltron 3030
    Label: 75 ARK
    Purchase: Amazon
  5. Raw Sewage
    Artist: Del the Funky Homosapien
    Album: Eleventh Hour
    Label: Definitive Jux
    Purchase: Amazon

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Del the Funky Homosapien

Comments [5]

Jenny Lawton from Studio 360

Hi JJ --

We had actually originally posted that spelling of Del's name ("tha Funkee" way) -- but then we saw that the way it's been spelled recently (including on his new album) is "the Funky" way. So we went with that. Certainly no disrepect meant! In fact, just the opposite!

Apr. 12 2008 01:18 PM
JJ Duncan from Lawrence, KS

They've misspelled the spelling for Del's full title as Del the Funky Homosapien when his material is released under the moniker Del tha Funkee Homosapien. Out of respect for the artist, it would be nice to see this changed.

Apr. 11 2008 02:43 PM
Hip-Hop Pro from Tejas

Man, Del is truly a Hip hop master of creative writing. I listened to most of his albums. Some were good and others were better. Anyways, nice interview, and somebody has got to tell dell to get some more media attention becuase hes the only rapper i know of that raps about sci-fi and mixes it in a comical way.

Apr. 05 2008 03:13 PM
JERRY JACOBS from NEW YORK CITY

There once was a man doing hip-hop
I said stop it's a flop
I really prefer bop
As Dizzy would say; "Mop-Mop"

Apr. 05 2008 01:31 AM
OG Donaldson from NY

Great interview!

Apr. 04 2008 07:11 PM

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