Del The Funky Homosapien Studied The Battle Of Rap & Comedy For New Applications Live Collaboration
#DXCLUSIVE: The Hieroglyphics of the vet has been dealing with a bit of "shit life" behind the scenes, but now he's back.
Oakland, CA – Del The Funky Homosapien is the undisputed Bay Area Hip Hop fixture. As a member of the Hieroglyphics crew, has been pumping out albums since the beginning of the decade of the '90s. Part skater rap, part boom-bap Hip Hop, he carved his own unique lane when he dropped his first solo album, I wish My Brother George Was Here, in 1991.
Now, he is back. The Tuesday (March 6), the hygienically-inclined MC and cousin to the Ice Cube revealed that she was releasing a new album with producer Amp Live called to the Door 13. It serves as your first album from 2014's Iller Than Most.
"The title refers to the opening of a path to some bad shit," says The HipHopDX. "Applications and I will be talking about the technology shit, musical trends, how shit evolve, you know, nerding in the music. We've known for years, and have common interests, so far as the composition of music and of dissection".
Who says Door 13 has a pair of guests, including Zyme, and Living Legends, MC Eligh, but he has been mainly focused on the "reinvention" of himself in the project. He began to study comedy writing and the battle of the raps.
"I can see the rap battle constantly," he said. "I need that type of creative expression. I have been in the introduction of new information and working on the album a better experience for all. I am aware of my age range, and what I can get away with saying. What is "appropriate" I guess that, culturally. Not like I'm censoring myself, but there are some things that don't really have to say."
While humor has always been an integral part of the music, he admits that age has somewhat mellowed him.
"I still goof around a little bit, that is another thing that something had to work," he said. "It seems that the older you get, the more difficult it is to not take shit seriously. [The album] is not deeply personal, but you look at me from the outside. I have to make it fun to listen to, but everyone has their behind-th