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Del The Funky Homosapien | Funk Man (The Stimulus Package)

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Del - The Funk Man

The seventh album from this Bay Area M.C. has once again left me making the statement, “This cat’s gotta be one of the funkiest and most original dudes in hip-hop.”  At least his name still doesn’t lie, because Del the Funky Homosapien’s newest release didn’t leave me with anything but a refreshed understanding: in a burgeoning hip-hop scene where overproduction and a lack of true dynamic have become prevalent, there are still dudes like Del who can pull it together.  From start to finish the tracks on this new release maintain a consistency sound that all make them fit on the album. To me this can be viewed as good because there isn’t one point where it seems the album peaks and then tapers off with songs you want to skip through.  Seemingly darker sounding than prior releases, Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) has more of an ambient based beat quality to it with less of some of the other instrumentation than might be expected.  This could pose a problem for some of his more devout followers, but if you like the way some of the more synth based tracks on the 11th Hour flow, then definitely give this album a good listen. 

-Jamison Kester

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