The Best of Del tha Funkee Homosapien: The Elektra Years [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
"Alright this is D-E-L, and I'm calling from 3838 [unintelligible] Way, yeah I just wanted to call to say 'F*ck the radio!'" And so began the unpredictable, uneven, but ultimately fruitful career of Del tha Funkee Homosapien. This unlikely introduction came at the end of "Turn Off the Radio," from his cousin Ice Cube's first solo album. When Del the lovable ragamuffin's first Ice Cube-produced single was released later on, in early 1992, most expected a junior version of Ice Cube -- but what they got was something pitted between that hard-edged funk sound and party-down, proto-backpacker indie rap. From this one song -- and the equally silly video that accompanied it -- it...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
"Alright this is D-E-L, and I'm calling from 3838 [unintelligible] Way, yeah I just wanted to call to say 'F*ck the radio!'" And so began the unpredictable, uneven, but ultimately fruitful career of Del tha Funkee Homosapien. This unlikely introduction came at the end of "Turn Off the Radio," from his cousin Ice Cube's first solo album. When Del the lovable ragamuffin's first Ice Cube-produced single was released later on, in early 1992, most expected a junior version of Ice Cube -- but what they got was something pitted between that hard-edged funk sound and party-down, proto-backpacker indie rap. From this one song -- and the equally silly video that accompanied it -- it was plain to see that Del would not be dealing in the kind of vicious material mastered by his cousin and his former crewmates in Da Lench Mob. The friend who would not leave and front-porch golden-shower revenge were his domain, not white devils and spraying AK-47s. As debut album I Wish My Brother George Was Here swelled in stature after release, Del's path took a few twists and turns, but this set for Rhino -- somewhat mislabeled as a best-of -- sticks with the MC's time spent on Elektra. This includes most of the best moments from George and 1994 follow-up, No Need for Alarm, making it valuable for those who haven't been able to track them down. However, those who have followed Del all along should also take note; this set also contains a small bounty of B-sides, most of which are of some import. A few extraneous remixes make the set drag -- and, boy, that Judgment Night collaboration with Dinosaur Jr. should never leave its point of origin -- but it's still a win-win situation for all of those involved. The package scores bonus points for its informative liner notes, not to mention the shout-out to borderline-genius writer Kodwo Eshun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2004
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 081227394028
  • Catalog Number: 73940
  • Sales rank: 56,264

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mistadobalina (4:19)
  2. 2 Made in America (3:11)
  3. 3 Dr. Bombay (4:44)
  4. 4 Wrong Place (4:57)
  5. 5 Wack M.C.'S (3:38)
  6. 6 Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo (3:42)
  7. 7 Catch a Bad One (4:08)
  8. 8 Sleepin' on My Couch (3:21)
  9. 9 Eye Examination (3:48)
  10. 10 Burnt - Hieroglyphics (4:44)
  11. 11 Missing Link (3:58)
  12. 12 The Undisputed Champs - Peplove (4:14)
  13. 13 Hoodz Come in Dozens (3:04)
  14. 14 Mistadobalina (3:59)
  15. 15 Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo (2:48)
  16. 16 Dr. Bombay (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Ice Cube Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Kwamé Composer
James Brown Composer
Eddie Harris Composer
Matt Kelly Engineer
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien Composer, Producer
Alan Gorrie Composer
Roger Ball Composer
George Clinton Composer
Malcolm Duncan Composer
Steve Ferrone Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
J Mascis Composer, Producer
Onnie McIntyre Composer
Bob Morse Engineer
Billy Nichols Composer
Opio Arranger, Producer
Q-Tip Composer
Eric Scheda Engineer
Tajai Arranger, Producer
Fred Wesley Composer
Allen Williams Composer
Casual Composer, Producer
Glen Brunman Soundtrack Executive Producer
John Gamble Producer, Remixing
Daryll Dobson Remixing
Boogiemen Composer, Producer
Michael Hateley Remastering
Geeby Dajani Producer, Remixing
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Dante Ross Producer, Remixing
Amanda Scheer-Demme Soundtrack Executive Producer
Happy Walters Soundtrack Executive Producer
Jimmy Ali Composer
Amos Newman Soundtrack Executive Producer
Masaki Koike Art Direction
Charles Mudede Liner Notes
Mel Marcelo Cover Illustration
Digital D. Engineer
Carole Childs Soundtrack Executive Producer
A Plus Arranger, Composer, Producer, Remixing
James Stuart Composer
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