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Del Tha Funkee 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, Rovi
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Dam Ya BOY jus get better an better one of da best ever!!!!!! Who remember Mr Dobalina lol
Please listen to my album even if your white like talcum....
Jaw Gymnastics is sooooo dope. Pure.
Tell 'em Del!!!!!
Sick
CRAZY DOPE!!!!!
Fuk wit Del! catch a BAD ONE!
fpierce27
why Dels album with Dr. Bombay & Mr. Dobalina not mentioned
Del is f**kin rad! One of the best rappers out there!
Tony hawk nintendo 64 when i first heard this f**k yeah lmfaoo
fogdump
F**k biz markie that tool ain't got s**t on the homosapien
fogdump
All of his music is too fuuuunkkkyyy ! ! Love del seen him live greatest experience ever lol his stuff from hiero is too sick! Foo's a legend and still doing it! He even kicked it with tupac and dels cousin is ice cube crazy haha
Classic del
Classic hop music
His flow is so classic
Del, Bukue One, Tee Double... That's watts up on the forrealies.. . .
Loved him on the collaboratio n s with Gorillaz. Loved him in Deltron 3030 and while he is solo
DEL a emcee's emcee truly underrated bjmorrison21 EXACTLY!! One luv!!!
dunkn360s
I hate that most people know him through the gorillas. Del has always been dope. From I wish my brother george was here, to hieroglyphic s first album to deltron and so on
cheesutin
Rap ain't about bustin caps and f**kin b**ches, it's about fluency with rhyming ingenuity.
Del is the truth!
One of the most under-rated lyricists EVER!!! If you disagree, just give one listen to Deltron 3030... My point has been made!
CRAZY FLOW YO
jmorales3607
Wished my Brother George was here...?
t.james19
Legend
Flow so sick
Tony Hawk 3 FTW
Been listening to dis n**ga for years.
yingster1
Wow. He just sounds a lot like Biz Markie!
For those of you who discovered del through the gorillaz, I'm sorry. I'm glad you have educated yourselves but it's unfortunate.
Gorillaz! ^_^
I love when he raps for the Gorillaz
dope
cant say it enough i listen to del more than any mc. He is my favorite mc of all time. I dont like every song, but the ones i do i listen to over and over again

nikolai.dori g h t
Always loved Del, 3030 is a great album so is both sides of the brain. Saw him live, but he stopped halfway through the show (about 20 minutes overall). The crowd rebelled and fans were pissed but he did another free show shortly after and was on point. Great stuff!
my favorite mc ever
I saw him live. He tossed out GameGears to people in the crowd. It was awesome.
haha this is bringing me back to the days of tony hawk's pro skater
Del is Prophetic
del is hella dope
people just dont know .... del is in my book a great f**king lyricist of his time unlike some so called hip hop artist if u can call them that now adays
bjmorrison21
Del Lyrical abilities is amazing! The reason his music has never gained as much respect as it deserves is that his eclectic mix of beats and intelligent rhymes are to complex for most people to understand!! ! Keep making beautiful music with a purpose Del!
I can't see how this s**t fails to captivate anyone with half a brain and an ear for hip hop and funk. Del puts it down and it stays down Nuff said
del is bad a**. more of a lyricist than cube..... cant hate on cube though, if u do, then like del says u r a boo boo head lol
Del is better than Ice Cube in so many ways, hes also been making a lot of stuff recently, check his albums :D
Love the Del. He really has something that is missing from most rap...true entertainmen t .
@ riley how can u say that if the bio clearly says it was ice cube that started del lol
ice cube is way better ARTIST then u can imagine. show sum respect cuz at the end of the day hes the WEST COAST DON
yo i heard down the grape vine that dels comin to nor cal to do a video.
warforger
Yah him being a cousin of Ice Cube messed my image of Cube, I thought he wasn't really that gangsta at all but then he's probably the most gangsta person ever, but Del? He's like the least Gangsta black dude ever.

I don't like Cube, everytime I hear him (aside from his NWA days) I can't get into it, he raps too slow and his rhymes aren't that clever and his lyrics suck.
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