Deltron 3030 Announces Fall Tour Dates

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Deltron 3030 is excited to announce a fall tour in support of their upcoming album Deltron 3030: Event II, out October 1st via Bulk Recordings. The tour will feature a sixteen-piece orchestra — dubbed the 3030 Orchestra — on select dates, noted below, in addition to the three-piece touring band. Following performances at both the Los Angeles and San Francisco Rock The Bells, the tour will begin on October 8th in Boston at Paradise and end on October 25th at Mountain Oasis Festival in Asheville, with more dates to be announced soon. Full tour dates are below.

Deltron 3030: Event II, due October 1st, 2013, is Deltron 3030’s long-awaited successor to their self-titled cult-classic debut. Deltron 3030 — composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and DJ Kid Koala — are celebrating the announcement with the debut of the album trailer, set to the first track on the record “Stardate.” The clip, which features Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is available for posting HERE.

Recently, the group released their City Rising From the Ashes EP, which is available for posting in its entirety HERE, features three tracks off the upcoming full-length Deltron 3030: Event II. The EP is available on limited edition CD, including a $2 coupon off the full-length, and via digital retailers, which counts towards iTunes Complete My Album.

Individually, the collaborators of Deltron 3030 stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together as Deltron 3030, they warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds with Deltron 3030, an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals of underground hip-hop.

Del The Funky Homosapien, founder of Oakland’s seminal Hieroglyphics crew, launched his career as part of his cousin Ice Cube’s posse, da Lench Mob, and gained recognition as a top-tier hiphop verbalist with his 1991 debut, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, featuring the memorable tracks “Mistadobalina” and “Dr. Bombay.” He would release three more albums -1993’s No Need for Alarm, 1998’s Future Development and 2000’s Both Sides of the Brain – before joining with Nakamura and Koala for Deltron 3030.

Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, the architect of the sonic landscape within which Del and Koala work their magic, first captivated the hiphop underground with Dr. Octagonacologyst, his collaboration with Ultramagnetic MC’s Kool Keith. He went on to produce Cornershop’s breakout album, When I Was Born for the 7th Time, and to team up with fellow superproducer Prince Paul under the name Handsome Boy Modeling School, before forming Deltron 3030 with Del and Koala.

Kid Koala, a native of Vancouver whose turntablism mixtape Scratchcratchratchatch, recorded on cassette while a university student, brought him to the attention of superstar British DJs Matt Black and Jonathan More, better known as Coldcut; the duo signed him as the first North American artist on their new label Ninja Tune, launched as a haven for the world’s most exceptional DJ and EDM talent. A year into his signing, Koala met Nakamura at the New York show of his first U.S. tour; the two hit it off immediately, and – beginning with Deltron – Koala became one of The Automator’s most frequent collaborators.

Deltron 3030 Tour Dates:
9/8 – Rock the Bells – Los Angeles, CA #
9/15 – Rock the Bells – San Francisco, CA #
10/8 – Paradise – Boston, MA
10/9 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY #
10/10 – Howard Theater – Washington DC
10/11 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
10/13 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA #
10/14 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY #
10/16 – Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON
10/18 – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
10/19 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL #
10/20 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
10/23 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/25 – Mountain Oasis Festival – Asheville, NC #
11/10 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX #
11/15 – Boom Fest – Denver, CO #
# – ft. sixteen-piece orchestra

Deltron 3030: Event II

Deltron 3030: Event II tracklist:
1. Stardate (ft. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
2. The Return
3. Pay the Price
4. Nobody Can (ft. Aaron Bruno of AWOL Nation)
5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
6. Melding of the Minds (ft. Zach De La Rocha)
7. The Agony (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
8. Back in the Day (ft. The Lonely Island)
9. Talent Supersedes (ft. Black Rob)
10. Look Across the Sky (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
11. The Future of Food (ft. David Chang)
12. My Only Love (ft. Emily Wells)
13. What Is This Loneliness (ft. Damon Albarn and Casual)
14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
15. City Rising From the Ashes (background vocals by Mike Patton)
16. Do You Remember (ft. Jamie Cullum)

City Rising from the Ashes

City Rising From the Ashes EP tracklist:
1. City Rising From the Ashes (background vocals by Mike Patton)
2. The Agony (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
3. Pay the Price

MP3: Del the Funky Homosapien – Straight From The Big Bad West Coast

MP3: Del the Funky Homosapien – “Straight From The Big Bad West Coast”

The Funkman Bolsters His Stimulus Package With A Best Coast Funk History Lesson.

Critical Praise for Del:
“…Del’s reputation has remained strong in both fan and critic circles.” – Thrasher Magazine

“The Homosapien is one hell of an entertaining MC” – YRB

The Song:

While Del the Funky Homosapien’s new album – the entirely free, 13-track Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) – tackles a stack of current events and problems, one track in particular serves as the classic “back-in-the-day” shout out. That track is “Straight from the Big Bad West Coast,” the perfect blend of Del’s unique rhymes and quintessential comedic style, “I just peeped some ni##as think they can sh!t on a beat / By the most popular producer “Al Circa” / When you unearth that worthless waste / Take that Auto-Tune off, leave the gimmicks at home / You ain’t foolin’ nobody dumb ni##a, it’s on!”

Del optimistically refers to “Straight from the Big Bad West Coast” as his favorite track on the album: “It’s got that west coast vibe. I came from that angle, but I also hit people up with some history, how we on the west coast started these trends. It came from us. People used to think Cali was about white boys, surfers, palm trees, beaches but they didn’t know there were straight killers out here, bomb chronic, and more. It was almost like we shouldn’t be rapping in the first place.” Del, however, has been rapping from day one, and this track and the rest of The Funk Man only further assert him as a hip-hop veteran..

Download Funk Man: The Stimulus Package Here: http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/

Remaining Tour Dates:
6/9/2009 Fat Cat Music House tba Modesto, CA
6/10/2009 The Babylon Club tba Fresno, CA
6/11/2009 Fishlips tba Bakersfield, CA
6/12/2009 House of Blues 9:00 PM West Hollywood, CA

The Background:

Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) marks Del the Funky Homosapien’s 14th project of a hip-hop career that spans almost two decades. Starting at the tender age of 17 as protégé to his cousin, Ice Cube, Del quickly rose to the top of the underground hip hop scene with his albums, I Wish My Brother George Was Here (1991) and No Need for Alarm (1993), both released through Elektra Records. Soon after parting ways with the label, Del helped found the Hieroglyphics family, comprised of notable emcees Pep Love, the Souls of Mischief, Casual, and Domino. In 1998 the critically acclaimed album 3rd Eye Vision was the first to be released under the Hieroglyphics Imperium label and since then Del has had consistent success with his solo and joint efforts, including Deltron 3030 (2000), Gorillaz (2001), Full Circle (2003), and Eleventh Hour (2008) to name a few. Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) features more of Del’s signature style, as this high-energy album is comprised of raw lyrics, driving rhythms, and Del’s undeniable funkiness. Released via Funnyman Entertainment on April 7th, Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) is available for free via http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/.

Streams: “Straight From The Big Bad West Coast

Del the Funky Homosapien – Get It Right Now

Del the Funky Homosapien – “Get It Right Now”

“This is for the real people that take the truth and ingest it / Let it radiate in the soul and manifest it”

Critical Praise for Del:
“…Del’s reputation has remained strong in both fan and critic circles.” – Thrasher Magazine

“The Homosapien is one hell of an entertaining MC” – YRB

The Song:

Del the Funky Homosapien may have a name that is recognized by millions but he isn’t immune to the problems the rest of us face. When it comes down to it, he is just like every other American; he too, feels the effects of the recession. In light of our shared economic plight, Sir Diesel has prepared for us a free, 13-point stimulus package in the form of his new album Funk Man. The opening track kicks off his plan to turn our problems around with an aggressive funk-charged bass line and an even more aggressive demand to “Get It Right Now!,” meaning to handle whatever it is you need to do to keep thriving and stay in control of your life. The hard-hitting funk of his self-produced joint literally hammers his message into your brain by way of your ears, and gives anyone the motivation to take charge of their own affairs and get theirs. Del explains his seemingly effortless creative process behind making the song:

“With this song I wanted to make something I could perform and create myself, you know, something I could do all on my own. There was nothing hard about it, actually. I wrote out the rap, the music, the beat, the whole thing, and got it recorded in like three hours. My favorite part of making this song, just like with all my other songs, was the whole composition of it.”

“The chorus pretty much says it all, but if there’s one main message, it’s that life is short, and what you want to do you need to do now; don’t procrastinate. If anything is standing in my way I can’t let it stop me, I need to get it right now!”

Speaking of procrastination, why not download Del’s new album NOW. It’s free. It’s simple. The wait for the Eleventh Hour was 6 years. Del came back in one year with Funkman, and it’s completely free. There is absolutely no excuse not to do it. Get it right now.
Download Funk Man: The Stimulus Package Here: http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/

Remaining Tour Dates:
5/22/2009 Bella Music Fest Harmony Park 11:00 PM Clarks Grove, MN
6/5/2009 The Fillmore 8:00 PM San Francisco, CA
6/6/2009 The Catalyst 9:00 PM Santa Cruz, CA
6/9/2009 Fat Cat Music House tba Modesto, CA
6/10/2009 The Babylon Club tba Fresno, CA
6/11/2009 Fishlips tba Bakersfield, CA
6/12/2009 House of Blues 9:00 PM West Hollywood, CA

The Background:

Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) marks Del the Funky Homosapien’s 14th project of a hip-hop career that spans almost two decades. Starting at the tender age of 17 as protégé to his cousin, Ice Cube, Del quickly rose to the top of the underground hip hop scene with his albums, I Wish My Brother George Was Here (1991) and No Need for Alarm (1993), both released through Elektra Records. Soon after parting ways with the label, Del helped found the Hieroglyphics family, comprised of notable emcees Pep Love, the Souls of Mischief, Casual, and Domino. In 1998 the critically acclaimed album 3rd Eye Vision was the first to be released under the Hieroglyphics Imperium label and since then Del has had consistent success with his solo and joint efforts, including Deltron 3030 (2000), Gorillaz (2001), Full Circle (2003), and Eleventh Hour (2008) to name a few. Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) features more of Del’s signature style, as this high-energy album is comprised of raw lyrics, driving rhythms, and Del’s undeniable funkiness. Released via Funnyman Entertainment on April 7th, Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) is available for free via http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/.

Streams: “Get It Right Now

Del the Funky Homosapien – Get It Right Now video

Del the Funky Homosapien – “Get It Right Now” “This is for the real people that take the truth and ingest it / Let it radiate in the soul and manifest it”

Critical Praise for Del:
“…Del’s reputation has remained strong in both fan and critic circles.” – Thrasher Magazine

“The Homosapien is one hell of an entertaining MC” – YRB

The Video:

Del the Funky Homosapien is dropping some major knowledge in his recent video “Get It Right Now,” in which he encourages all to cease the procrastination. Whatever plans you have in the making, it’s time to move on them and Del provides the perfect musical backdrop to get you motivated. Over an urgent yet stripped down beat and the background of Del’s actual home and lab, his funky vocal stylings ask “Why wait, why debate?” With direction by longtime Hieroglyphics collaborator Grant James, “Get it Right Now” is the logical choice for the first single of Del’s new free album Funk Man (The Stimulus Package). The song’s critical message of progression speaks not only to the music industry, but to Del’s longtime fans as well. How else would Del have made it this long in the game without moving forward with his vision?

Speaking of procrastination, why not download Del’s new album NOW. It’s free. It’s simple. The wait for the Eleventh Hour was 6 years. Del came back in one year with Funkman, and it’s completely free. There is absolutely no excuse not to do it. Get it right now.
Download Funk Man: The Stimulus Package Here: http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/

Remaining Tour Dates:
Tue-May-05 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Wed-May-06 Columbus, OH Skullys (Late Show)
Thu-May-07 Lexington, KY Dame
Fri-May-08 Chicago, IL Reggies
Sat-May-09 Madison, WI High Noon
Mon-May-11 Columbia, MO Blue Note
Tue-May-12 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thu-May-14 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Fri-May-15 Denver, CO Bluebird
Sat-May-16 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
Mon-May-18 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

The Background:

Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) marks Del the Funky Homosapien’s 14th project of a hip-hop career that spans almost two decades. Starting at the tender age of 17 as protégé to his cousin, Ice Cube, Del quickly rose to the top of the underground hip hop scene with his albums, I Wish My Brother George Was Here (1991) and No Need for Alarm (1993), both released through Elektra Records. Soon after parting ways with the label, Del helped found the Hieroglyphics family, comprised of notable emcees Pep Love, the Souls of Mischief, Casual, and Domino. In 1998 the critically acclaimed album 3rd Eye Vision was the first to be released under the Hieroglyphics Imperium label and since then Del has had consistent success with his solo and joint efforts, including Deltron 3030 (2000), Gorillaz (2001), Full Circle (2003), and Eleventh Hour (2008) to name a few. Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) features more of Del’s signature style, as this high-energy album is comprised of raw lyrics, driving rhythms, and Del’s undeniable funkiness. Released via Funnyman Entertainment on April 7th, Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) is available for free via http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/.

Streams:

Get It Right Now video

Hip Hop Heavyweight, Del the Funky Homosapien, Releases Free Album: Funk Man: The Stimulus Package Del Embarks On National Tour To Promote Release; Album & Tour Sponsored by Arnette, Skull Candy, Osiris, and Bandcamp.com

Hip Hop Heavyweight, Del the Funky Homosapien, Releases Free Album: Funk Man: The Stimulus Package Del Embarks On National Tour To Promote Release; Album & Tour Sponsored by Arnette, Skull Candy, Osiris, and Bandcamp.com

Critical Praise for Del:
“…Del’s reputation has remained strong in both fan and critic circles.” – Thrasher Magazine

“The Homosapien is one hell of an entertaining MC” – YRB

Less than a year after the release of his last album, Hieroglyphics member and co-founder Del the Funky Homosapien joins the ranks of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails with the free release of his new album, Funk Man: The Stimulus Package via Funnyman Entertainment. Del is currently on a nationwide promotional tour for the album and will be playing in over 30 cities.

As an early adapter of technology and having the status and perspective only a veteran can possess, Del takes advantage of his unique position to adopt a still experimental distribution strategy with Funk Man’s release. Even with longevity, very few artists can hope to successfully launch a free full-length album. However with Del the Funky Homosapien’s solid fan base and sponsorship deals with Arnette, Skull Candy, Osiris Shoes, and Bandcamp.com, Funk Man’s release not only ensures support for the creative process, but also gives fans easy access to music they crave.

With a six year hiatus between Del’s prior two solo releases, fans and critics may be surprised by the release of Funk Man: The Stimulus Package, which is out only a year following Eleventh Hour (Def Jux/Hieroglyphics). Del attributes this timing as a reflection of his life. Having shed the negativity that plagued him in past years, he feels a sense of renewal, which has resulted in newfound creativity. Additionally, after working consistently with record labels in his previous projects, Del is reenergized by his ability to produce music independently.

Being without a record label shouldn’t be cause for alarm because Del, known for his intricate, honest, and humorous word-play, funky beats and artistic versatility, continues to deliver his signature style on Funk Man: The Stimulus Package. The high-energy album is comprised of raw lyrics, driving rhythms, and Del’s undeniable funkiness. Throughout Funk Man, Del challenges the listener to be genuine, especially when he says, “it’s okay to be who you are. You can be free. So what if people are taking about you, they’re going to be talking about you anyway and they probably want to be you. They wish they could by funky, let their hair grow out, be like you.” Del shows his commitment to this message and the funk in each track, from “Get It Right Now’s” sense of urgency, to “And They Thought That Was Hell’s” pop culture warning, and “Straight From the Big Bad West Coast’s” historical breakdown.

Funk Man: The Stimulus Package marks Del the Funky Homosapien’s 14th project as he has been in this hip-hop game for almost two decades. Starting at the tender age of 17 as protégé to his cousin, Ice Cube, Del quickly rose to the top of the underground hip hop scene with his albums, I Wish My Brother George Was Here (1991) and No Need for Alarm (1993), both released through Elektra Records. Soon after parting ways with the label, Del joined the Hieroglyphics family, comprised of notable emcees Pep Love, the Souls of Mischief, Casual, and Domino. In 1998 the critically acclaimed album 3rd Eye Vision was the first to be released under the Hieroglyphics Imperium label and since then Del has had consistent success with his solo and joint efforts, including Deltron 3030 (2000), Gorillaz (2001), Full Circle (2003), and Eleventh Hour (2008) to name a few.

As a witness to the destructive technology, i.e. video games, that replaced the comic book industry thirty years ago and seeing the same trends within the music industry today, Del has taken a proactive approach with Funk Man, in his reluctance to rely on standard distribution models. Funk Man: The Stimulus Package is Del’s journey back to basics and the timely message coupled with the LP’s free release display’s his acute awareness of his fan’s needs and the music industry at large.

Tour Dates:
Wed-Apr-08 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brew
Thu-Apr-09 Pomona, CA Glass House
Fri-Apr-10 San Diego, CA Canes
Sat-Apr-11 Phoenix, AZ Marquee
Sun-Apr-12 Tucson, AZ Club Congress (Early Show)
Mon-Apr-13 Flagstaff, AZ Green Room
Tue-Apr-14 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Thu-Apr-16 San Antonio, TX Warehouse Live
Fri-Apr-17 Dallas, TX Granada
Sat-Apr-18 Austin, TX Emo’s Outside
Mon-Apr-20 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
Wed-Apr-22 Athens, GA Georgia Theater Fri-Apr-24 Raleigh, NC
Lincoln Theater Sat-Apr-25 Poultney, VT Green Mountain College
Sun-Apr-26 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Tue-Apr-28 Boston, MA Middle East
Wed-Apr-29 New York, NY BB Kings
Thu-Apr-30 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Sun-May-03 Philadelphia, PA First Utilitarian Church
Tue-May-05 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Wed-May-06 Columbus, OH Skullys (Late Show)
Thu-May-07 Lexington, KY Dame
Fri-May-08 Chicago, IL Reggies
Sat-May-09 Madison, WI High Noon
Mon-May-11 Columbia, MO Blue Note
Tue-May-12 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thu-May-14 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Fri-May-15 Denver, CO Bluebird
Sat-May-16 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
Mon-May-18 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

Streams: “Get It Right Now

Opio – Some Superfly Sh!t Remix Feat. Del the Funky Homosapien and Guilty Simpson Track features verses from Del & Guilty, video revisits cult movie Superfly

Opio – “Some Superfly Sh!t” Remix Feat. Del the Funky Homosapien and Guilty Simpson Track features verses from Del & Guilty, video revisits cult movie Superfly

The Song & Video:

Brand new remixed tune and video from Opio, with a little help from friends Del the Funky Homosapien, Guilty Simpson, producer The Architect, and the cast of the 1972 blaxploitation film Superfly. Enjoy!

The Background:

As a teen, Opio hooked up with local rappers Tajai and A-Plus, whom he met through Casual, another emcee who was Opio’s classmate and neighbor. The three instantly clicked and began recording together, soon adding fourth emcee Phesto Dee, to form the group Souls of Mischief. Together with Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Domino, and Pep Love, the legendary crew Hieroglyphics was born. Opio has always done double duty for Hiero as both an emcee and producer. Opio’s recent production credits include the track “Naked Fonk” from Del’s recent 11th Hour. Opio’s first solo effort, 2005’s Triangulation Station, moved over 20,000 units. Vulture’s Wisdom, Volume 1 is the first chapter of a forthcoming trilogy from Opio. All three albums are produced by Oakland-based The Architect and will be released on Hiero Imperium records.

Streams:

Some Superfly Sh!t” Remix Feat. Del the Funky Homosapien and Guilty Simpson

Tame One featuring Del Tha Funky Homosapien – Catch Me from Da Ol Jersey Bastard

Tame One’s new album “Da Ol Jersey Bastard,” an ode to Wu Tang’s ODB, will hit stores on July 29, 2008. The album will be entirely produced by Drum and Knowledge of Parallel Thought, and will feature just two guest rappers, Sean Price and Del The Funky Homosapien. This effort will serve as a prelude to Tame’s next project, an ambitious download-only album tentatively titled “Acid Tab Vocab.”

Catch Me” f/Del is the LP’s lead-single

Del the Funky Homosapien will make an appearance on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight

Del the Funky Homosapien will make an appearance on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight, Thursday, April 10th. The show hits airwaves at 12:35 AMEST/PST. Del is currently in the middle of a west coast run that includes shows in California’s Solana Beach (tonight!), a FREE all-ages event at Los Angeles’ USC campus Saturday, April 12th, and gigs at UC Irvine, the Berkeley, California Red Bull Music Academy, and more. See below for full tour dates.

Del’s latest album, Eleventh Hour, hit #1 on CMJ’s Hip-Hop chart during the week of its March 11th release in addition to debuting at #1 Top New Artist on the Neilson Soundscan Heatseekers Chart, #12 on the Rap Charts, and #34 on the R&B charts. The album is his first solo effort in eight years and comes by way of east coast indie hip hop label Def Jux Records.

Del recently chimed in on the future of hip-hop on WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schafer and New Yorker critic Kelefa Sanneh and also made an appearance on PRI’s Studio 360 (syndicated on NPR and PRI stations nationwide) on Sunday, April 5th and on G4TV’s Freestyle 101. All interviews are currently streaming online.

Del the Funky Homosapien Tour Dates

Apr 10 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
Apr 12 – University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 19 – UC – Irvine, CA
April 23 – Berkeley, CA – Red Bull Music Academy, workshop and show with after party at Blake’s
April 25 – The New Oasis – Reno, NV
May 2nd – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
May 3rd – Outdoor Festival – San Luis Obispo, CA

Del The Funky Homosapien Eleventh Hour track list

1. Raw Sewage
2. Bubble Pop
3. Back In The Chamber
4. True Endevours
5. Situations
6. Naked Fonk
7. Hold Your Hand
8. Foot Down
9. I’ll Tell You
10. Workin’ It
11. Last Hurrah
12. Str8t Up and Down
13. I Got You
14. Funkyhomosapien

Digital bonus tracks “Drop It Lower” and “Full Throttle”

Del the Funky Homosapien Announces Tour Dates Includes SXSW Showcases with Spoon, Dizzee Rascal, El-P, and Devin the Dude

Del the Funky Homosapien Announces Tour Dates Includes SXSW Showcases with Spoon, Dizzee Rascal, El-P, and Devin the Dude

Del The Funky Homosapien – Eleventh Hour (Definitive Jux)
Release Date: 03/11/08

Just days after releasing his brand new video for “Workin’ It,” the first single off of his soon to be released album Eleventh Hour, Del the Funky Homosapien has announced a string of tour dates, including two performances at this year’s South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. The West Coast MC will kick things off with two sure to be high profile events on Thursday, March 13th – first opening for indie rock hotshots Spoon in a free outdoor event at Lady Bird Lake Stage and later that night taking the stage at the Def Jux showcase alongside fellow Jukies Dizzee Rascal, El-P, and more at The Scoot Inn. He’ll then hit the road for a March 20th appearance on the MySpace stage at Atlanta’s A3C Festival before a string of shows up the east coast culminating in a March 26th performance at New York’s Highline Ballroom. See below for full tour dates.

The video for “Workin It” premiered Monday, February 25th on mtvU’s THE LAB. Those who missed the show (or who just can’t get enough of “Workin It”) can check it out online now. The track is also available for download at all major digital music stores.

Eleventh Hour, Del’s long anticipated eighth studio album, hits stores on March 11th via Definitive Jux records.

Del the Funky Homosapien tour dates:

March 13 – Opening for SPOON, 7PM. Auditorium Shores Stage (Lady Bird Lake) (Riverside Dr & S 1st St) FREE SHOW!
March 13 – SCOOT INN (SXSW) 11PM
March 20 – A3C Festival – Atlanta, GA (MySpace sponsored event)
March 21 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
March 22 – Toad’s Place -Richmond, VA
March 23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 26 – Highline Ballroom – NYC, NY

Del The Funky Homosapien Eleventh Hour track list:

1. Raw Sewage
2. Bubble Pop
3. Back In The Chamber
4. True Endevours
5. Situations
6. Naked Fonk
7. Hold Your Hand
8. Foot Down
9. I’ll Tell You
10. Workin’ It
11. Last Hurrah
12. Str8t Up and Down
13. I Got You
14. Funkyhomosapien

Digital bonus tracks “Drop It Lower” and “Full Throttle”