DEL The Funky Homosapien

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C1RCA, Degree One and Atomique are proud to present...

From from the Legendary Oakland Crew, The Hieroglyphics... One of the most renowned West Coast MC's, Del makes his long awaited return to Victoria.

DEL The Funky Homosapien
on 'Team Del's 2010 Canadian Tour.'

w/ guests Bukue One, DJ Zac Hendrix,
Cody The Catch, Tha Mighty Apos and DJ's Jetts and Cap.

Wednesday, April 7th. 2010
at Element Nightclub - 919 Douglas St. Victoria

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DEL:
Cousin of renowned West Coast Pioneering Rapper Ice Cube, Del tha Funky Homosapien was born in Oakland, CA. and got his start writing songs for Ice Cube’s group, 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, as it would take four years for the rapper to plot his next move and issue another recording.

Having left Elektra, Del aligned himself closely to a few 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. 2000 saw the release of an all-new Del solo release, 'Both Sides of the Brain', as well as a self-titled debut release by a side project, 'Deltron 3030', which saw Del join forces with both Dan 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, who released the long-awaited (and very un-Def Jux-like) 'Eleventh Hour' in March of 2008. In '09 Del bucked the trend and offered the whole album, 'Funk Man (the stimulus package)' for FREE download on his website. He also released another full length album 'Automatik Statik' which you could download for how whatever you wanted to pay... although he did set a base price of $3 !! 2010 rolls around and Del teams up with Artifacts member Tame One for the collaboration album Parallel Uni-Verses which has garned critical acclaim since it's release.

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Check out this week's local articles on Del....
Tickets are ON-SALE NOW:
Advance Tickets just $25 at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, Strathcona Hotel, Aspen's (Hillside Mall), Platinum Lounge (Mayfair Mall) and On Line at http://www.ticketweb.ca

Doors at 9pm - 19+ w/ 2pcs. ID


HIERO... HIERO... HIERO... HIERO......


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