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Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

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Del Tha Funkee Homosapien aka Del The Funky Homosapien, or just almost any phonetical approximation, was born Teren Delvon Jones, August 12, 1972, in Oakland, California, USA. He was a part of his cousin Ice Cube's backing band Da Lench Mob, and came out with his first solo album, I Wish My Brother George Was Here ("Brother George" refering to George Clinton), with support from his cousin. Critics and fans had mixed opinions, and felt that the two's styles weren't an ideal match, and Del decided to part ways with his cousin for his next album, No Need For Alarm had him find his own style and subject matter, and also led to the start of his crew, Hieroglyphics. In 1998, Hieroglyphics came out with their first full length album, Third Eye Vision, in which Del shined, which was well received by critics as well as fans. He then came out with Both Sides of the Brain, and in 2001, he released Deltron 3030 with Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura and Kid Koala, which garnered extreme praise for its combination of beats and flow and futuristic style, and helped expand Del's audience, though not quite to the commercial mainstream. Most recently, he has come out with a second album with the Hieroglyphics crew, Full Circle, which has gotten many mixed reviews, with some people liking its originality and display of the talents of the entire crew, whereas some have complained that Del acted more like a guest artist, and was seen only sporadically on the album. He has also established his own independent record label with his crew, Hieroglyphics Imperium, which primarily consists of Hiero and a few others that they often collaborate with. His lyrics often reflect his interests, often offering a humor or comedy not found in most new hip hop, including video games, bad hygiene, intergalactic rap battles, and more.

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