Del The Funky Homosapien
Originally a member of Hip-Hop supergroup Hieroglyphics, Del has been involved with several projects including Deltron 3030 with Dan the Automator + Kid Koala as well as Damon Albarn’s animated live band, the Gorillaz.
Hailing from Oakland, California, Del and his crew, the Hieroglyphics came out as a markedly non-gansta response to a burgeoning West Coast scene. After being put on at the tender age of 17 by his cousin Ice Cube, Del released two record the Hieroglyphics..¿½ family album, 3rd Eye Vision (Hiero Imperium, 1998). Hiero went on the road and toured incessantly in support of the album for much of 1998. Del also spent a good portion of his time drawing, practicing Japanese, and playing mass amounts of video games. Finally ready to unleash a new record on the world, Del comes with BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN. Seventeen tracks of pure Del. He says of his work on this album: ..¿½I..¿½ve had complete control..¿½. At times, Del has felt restrained by the formulas in hip hop and the expectations fans place upon emcees who have had hits. ..¿½I wish that I had the same freedom that someone like Bjork has when she puts out an album...¿½ Apart from collaborations with PrincePaul, El-P (Company Flow), and help from a few of his Hiero co-horts (A-plus, Casual, Domino) Del handled the majority of production on this album.