Del Tha Funkee Homosapien offers up free new “stimulus package” album

That’s right, former Hieroglyphics member and underground hip hop hero Del tha Funkee Homosapien will unleash his own “stimulus package” (see promo video below for his shtick) in the form of a new album more-than-aptly-titled Funkman. According to Del, there’s a recession of Funk in the hip-hop scene, to which the only remedy is…more funk! The follow-up to 2008’s Eleventh Hour is said to officially hit the web on April 7th, at which point it will become available here, however a click on that link would reveal that the album is already up for streaming and download. So yeah, don’t know what that’s all about. It doesn’t seem like he’s pullin the good ol’ Trent on us, either (that’s right, that was officially so classic that even though it happened yesterday, it’s “good ol’).

And if you’re simply too impatient for this “official release,” Del’s got the first two installments of his “Leak Pack” up for download right now. The news is a bit confusing, but to clear things up here are some incoherent ramblings from the man himself. Per Jambase:

It’s going to be sometime before any sensation captures people’s interest on a whole again like hip-hop did. I could be wrong, but I’m letting people know they need to mess with me in the meantime. People are jaded that’s all, and I don’t blame them – things come to the head, places switching – it’s a crazy trip!

Yep. Makes perfect sense on this end! Additionally, Del will make his way around parts of the US with an accompanying tour. Yeah. All this is happening so fast. Anyways, here’s his video about the “package” and a long list of tour dates follows.

Del tha Funkee Homosapien 2009 Tour Dates:
04/08 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
04/09 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
04/10 – San Diego, CA @ Canes
04/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
04/12 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
04/13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
04/14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
04/16 – San Antonio, TX @ Warehouse Live
04/17 – Dallas, TX @ Granada
04/18 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside
04/20 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
04/22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
04/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
04/25 – Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox
04/28 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
04/29 – New York, NY @ BB Kings
05/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Goucher College
05/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Utilitarian Church
05/05 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
05/06 – Columbus, OH @ Skullys (late show)
05/07 – Lexington, KY @ Dame
05/08 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
05/09 – Madison, WI @ High Noon
05/11 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
05/12 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
05/14 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
05/15 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
05/16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
05/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge


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