Embarrassing, I know, but I think I first heard Del the Funky Homosapien's (or Del tha Funkee Homosapien's) solo work while playing Tony Hawk with Als at some ungodly hour in East Lansing, Michigan. The track featured on the game was "If You Must," a strangely fabulous track that basically focuses on the virtues of personal hygiene.
Of course, I had been listening to Gorillaz for quite some time. I loved Del's work on that stuff, knew he had a solo career, but for some reason just never bothered to look him up. Glad the stupid game jogged my memory, because his shit is completely insane.
Dude has the craziest flow. Seriously, what is he even doing? What is that beat? It's so weird and unique. Amazing.
This track is a banger. I'll just let you enjoy it. And while you're doing that, here are some things you might not know about Del:
-Del's real name is Teren Delvon Jones.
-He's the cousin of Ice Cube.
-During the late 90s, he was a frequent psychedelic drug user. Shocker.
-In 2009, he did an album with Tame-One. This will only register with New Jersey readers. But it's still exciting.
When I’m up to bat, it's like you trying to duck a gat.
I shift time and space,
Leave your mind erased like the year 2000
And data replaces the faces.