Del The Funky Homosapien Tours, Works on New Album

Seminal rapper, hip-hop icon, and founding member of the mighty Hieroglyphics crew, Del The Funky Homosapien has embarked on the beginning of a 2-month long nationwide tour in support of his long anticipated album, The 11th Hour. The tour, which shares the name of his upcoming album, will also feature fellow Hiero founder A-Plus, along with Devin The Dude with the Coughee Brothers, Bukue One, The Serendipity Projects and special guests Knobody and Junk Science to perform on select dates.

On the 11th Hour Tour, Del will be performing a mix of classic cuts from his previous albums along with new tracks from the upcoming album, including the tracks “Sit Down” and “Workin’ It.” The aptly named The 11th Hour marks Del’s first solo release in almost 7 years. Having experienced his fair share of life’s trials and tribulations over the course of his long and successful career, Del explained the reason for the album title. “You can’t fully control all the different variables that come into play in your life. Something is bound to be faulty and set you back,” says Del. He explains, “I’ve spent the last couple of years dealing with drama in my life, touring the country several times over, and diving deep into studying music theory.” Fans can celebrate the fruits of Del’s labor of love with the release of The 11th Hour in early ’08.

For The 11th Hour, Del has partnered with legendary New York based indie hip-hop label Definitive Jux, with the backing of the label he helped create, Hiero Imperium.

Bursting onto the scene in 1990, Del the Funky Homosapien started his professional career writing lyrics for his cousin Ice Cube’s crew, Da Lench Mob when he was still in high school. Soon, Elektra Recording Group signed him and released the critically acclaimed album, I Wish My Brother Georgia Was Here. After releasing another album, No Need For Alarm in 1994, Del, along with grammar school buddies, Souls of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love, and Domino, founded one of the most successful indie hip-hop collectives of all time, The Hieroglyphics. Hiero Imperium has etched out their place in history as the trailblazer for artist owned and operated hip-hop labels and also for embracing the internet as a means of selling their merchandise as early as 1997. Del, along with the rest of the members of Hiero and their third-eye logo are recognized around the world for their lyrical prowess, great live shows, and dozens of critically acclaimed releases which have sold over 3 million units collectively.

11th Hour Tour Dates:

Del the Funky Homosapien, featuring A-Plus (Souls of Mischief), Devin The Dude with the Coughee Brothers, Bukue One, The Serendipity Project and special guests Knobody, Junk Science, and Iller Than Theirs to perform on select dates

Tue-Oct-09

ORLANDO

FL

THE SOCIAL

Wed-Oct-10

CHARLESTON

SC

VILLAGE TAVERN

Thu-Oct-11

ATHENS

GA

GEORGIA THEATER

Fri-Oct-12

ASHEVILLE

NC

ORANGE PEEL

Sat-Oct-13

CARRBORO

NC

CATS CRADLE

Sun-Oct-14

CHARLOTTESVILLE

NC

SATELITTE BALLROOM

Mon-Oct-15

BALTIMORE

MD

SONAR

Wed-Oct-17

PHILADELPHIA

PA

WORLD CAFÉ LIVE

Fri-Oct-19

NEW YORK

NY

BB KINGS (late show)

Sat-Oct-20

BOSTON

MA

MIDDLE EAST

Sun-Oct-21

BURLINGTON

VT

HIGHER GROUND

Tue-Oct-23

ANN ARBOR

MI

BLIND PIG

Wed-Oct-24

COLUMBUS

OH

SKULLYS

Thu-Oct-25

LEXINGTON

KY

THE DAME

Fri-Oct-26

BLOOMINGTON

IN

BLUEBIRD THEATRE

Sat-Oct-27

CHICAGO

IL

THE METRO

Sun-Oct-28

MADISON

WI

HIGH NOON SALOON

Mon-Oct-29

DULUTH

MN

PIZZA LUCE

Tue-Oct-30

MINNEAPOLIS

MN

FIRST AVENUE

Wed-Oct-31

OMAHA

NE

SLOWDOWN

Thu-Nov-01

FT. COLLINS

CO

AGGIE THEATER

Fri-Nov-02

DENVER

CO

CERVANTIS

Sat-Nov-03

ASPEN

CO

BELLY UP TAVERN

Sun-Nov-04

BOULDER

CO

FOX THEATER

Mon-Nov-05

PARK CITY

UT

SUEDE

Thu-Nov-08

PORTLAND

OR

ROSELAND

Fri-Nov-09

SEATTLE

WA

SHOWBOX

Sat-Nov-10

EUGENE

OR

WOW HALL

Sun-Nov-11

CHICO

CA

SENATOR THEATRE

Tue-Nov-13

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

SLIMS

Wed-Nov-14

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

SLIMS

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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