Published Oct 11, 2013Long before Deltron 3030 and Gorillaz collaborations, Del the Funky Homosapien was one of the most influential rappers in the Bay Area underground. Soon, we'll be able to relive those days with a reissue of his seminal debut album.
Initially released in 1991, when the rapper was just 18, I Wish My Brother George Was Here established Del as a force to be reckoned with. Executive produced by Ice Cube, who's also the rapper's cousin, the album combined outsider rap sounds with funk — there are Parliament samples all over this thing.
Rather than expand the release, the reissue of I Wish My Brother George Was Here contains all the music from the original double-LP. It's simply just been repressed.
I Wish My Brother George Was Here is available now from Traffic Entertainment.
As previously reported, Del will also appear on tour with Deltron 3030, who are currently trekking across North America. The dates are available below.
Thanks to FACT for the heads-up.
I Wish My Brother George Was Here:
1. What Is A Booty
3. The Wacky World Of Rapid Transit
4. Pissin' On Your Steps
5. Dark Skin Girls
6. Money For Sex
7. Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo
9. Dr. Bombay
10. Sunny Meadowz
11. Sleepin' On My Couch
12. Hoodz Come In Dozens
13. Same Ol' Thing
14. Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers
Deltron 3030 tour dates:
10/11 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
10/13 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts *
10/14 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom *
10/16 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Hall
10/18 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
10/19 Chicago, IL - House of Blues *
10/20 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10/23 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10/25 Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis Festival *
11/10 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest *
11/15 Denver, CO - Boom Fest *
11/17 Seattle, WA - Showbox *
11/18 Vancouver, BC - Commodore
11/19 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall
11/21 Portland, OR - Star Theatre
11/22 Eugene, OR - Wow Theatre
11/23 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore *
11/24 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda *
11/25 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
11/26 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
11/27 Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
* with 3030 Orchestra