funkman…presented by red bull…?!

As you may or may not have figured out by now, I have a love/hate relationship with the rap realm.  There’s very little worth talking about since Outkast abdicated their throne and we’re now left with fakes, charlatans, bling merchants, LL Cool J’s desperation for continued relevance and as the Wu-Tang Clan once said, “suit and tie rap that’s cleaner than a bar of soap”. It’s a sad and sorry state of affairs right now but at least we can take solace in the knowledge that the underground rap scene has a host of amazing and vital talent bursting at the seams. If you’ve had a pulse the last few years, you know some of the names: Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Immortal Technique, MF Doom, Atmosphere, Sage Francis, J-Dilla, Murs, 9th Wonder, Little Brother, EL-P and everyone at Definitive Jux…I could go on and on on. 

Another artist who deserves to be in this category is one Del Tha Funky Homosapien. If the name sounds familiar (and it should!), that would be because Del has been around since the early 90s at first writing songs for his cousin, Ice Cube’s group, Da Lench Mob to his cult classic debut record I Wish My Brother George Was Here to his breakthrough moment supplying his crafty rhymes to Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz which brings us to the here and now. On 7 April, Del is about to drop his new bomb on us, Funkman. A 13 track shot that will hopefully be heard ’round the world, Del goes on the attack to reclaim the true spirit of hip-hop…and it’s free! That’s right. The new record will be available for free at his site

Here’s a brand new track to check out in order to whet your appetite called  Get It Right Now which is exactly I hope you will do when April 7th rolls around!

“Get It Right Now!”, taken from the forthcoming release, “Funkman”

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