Del tha Funkee Homosapien
Funk Man (The Stimulus Package)


3.0
good

Review

by Sobhi Youssef EMERITUS
April 13th, 2009 | 43 replies | 13,805 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Eight years in the making, Eleventh Hour was brutally mediocre. Eight months later, Del seeks redemption.

Most renowned for seemingly LSD-induced storytelling through the eyes of alter-ego Deltron Zero, the critics haven’t been so kind to Del The Funky Homosapien since the turn of the century. Deltron 3030 was no doubt a timeless classic, expounding a digital conspiracy theory at the hands (or decks) of Dan Nakamura. The problem with participating in a project this momentous, while simultaneously releasing the indelible Both Sides of the Brain, is the near complete impossibility of meeting critical expectations. Eight years later, 2008’s The Eleventh Hour proved this unfortunate assertion; eight months later, Funk Man is the realization of this egregious mistake. Not only free (one of several hundreds of current ad campaigns claiming “Stimulus Package” rights), this release truly hearkens back to funkier times and is exactly what the disappointed homosapien supporter was hoping for. Albeit very repetitious, the slap and pop bass lines drive home the point; the funk man is back. A talented producer in his own right, Del is easily capable of walking without Automator support; some of these more creative musings are apparent with the poppy “Simple Satisfaction” and the dissonant “News Alert”.

Make no mistake – everything about Funk Man bleeds and smells funk. As is expected in every American business sector currently, Del stays conservative and shies away from risk. One could argue that, thematically, this displays incredible insight – yet in all truthfulness, it’s obvious this was just a quick and to-the-point machination of funk. Lyrically, he’s as completely odd as ever, and while not to the magnitude of a space age hip-hopera, it’s refreshing to see his old fashioned braggadocio revived. From being so tight as to require “Smellin’ [him]self”, to the typical west coast themes of “Sometimes I Gotta Get Stupid”, Del is the lyrical incarnation of a wizard scientist. Escaping a high energy field in “News Alert” is a perfect example of this nearly nonsensical brand of melodic, multisyllabic sci-fi rap. Dark matter voids, nucleo-ionic fields, continuums of all shapes and sizes – all fair game here. Imagine if the man actually mastered self when returning from his self-induced Eleventh Hour hell (see “And They Thought That Was Hell”). No, this isn’t Deltron II… and it’s not supposed to be. Appreciate this stimulus package for the copious amounts of scientifical funk within – and hope for better days to come.

3.2 / 5

Download Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) for free: http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/album/funk-man-the-stimulus-package



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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2009



20824 Comments


As efficient a review as ever Sobhi. Refresh my memory, what was the mainstream hit this guy had back in the '90s?

irishmanshibby
April 13th 2009



355 Comments


Mistadobalina?

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 13th 2009



4830 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yep that was it.

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2009



20824 Comments


Yes, of course. How could I forget Bob!?

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 13th 2009



4830 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Remember everyone, you can download this for free:

http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/album/funk-man-the-stimulus-package

poweroftheweez
April 13th 2009



1289 Comments


just got it last night.
have yet to listen to it.

fireaboveicebelow
April 13th 2009



6837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

fun record, thats it

ninjuice
April 13th 2009



6758 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I still need to listen to this in full. Hopefully I'll like it more.

Summary should be "About as effective as the real stimulus packages".

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 13th 2009



4830 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i was thinking about it, but i honestly couldn't bring myself to bring yet another play on stimulus package to the fold. also, i couldn't beat this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T7KRHV-FIQ

MassiveAttack
April 13th 2009



2684 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Del seems boring I still think Both Sides of the Brain is his best album. I don't think I'll check this out =(

Edit: mistake on album lol

This Message Edited On 04.13.09

Yazz_Flute
April 13th 2009



18735 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I thought this was a great record...solid 3.5 for me. Go Against the Grain is my favorite.

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foreverendeared
April 13th 2009



14678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like this a lot. great, great review

Willie
Moderator
April 13th 2009



15774 Comments


I'm including this in the free music feature. Would you mind if I just stole a quote from this review?

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foreverendeared
April 13th 2009



14678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sweet. i was wondering when volume 2 of the free music feature was gonna come out!

Willie
Moderator
April 13th 2009



15774 Comments


It should be done by the end of the week. As far as when it will actually be posted, I think Dave has a few things ahead of this.

absurdismwine
April 13th 2009



304 Comments


Fantastic review, it was completely smooth all the way through. You explained him very interestingly, and I completely agree.

+

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 13th 2009



4830 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thanks...

go for it trey; make sure to include pax & pry with vol 2 also.

Willie
Moderator
April 13th 2009



15774 Comments


Thanks. Consider them added.

bastard
April 13th 2009



3435 Comments


man, del's last album was pretty bad, I don't feel like checking this puppy out, even if its a small improvement.

TricksterGRex
April 13th 2009



2087 Comments


It's decent, really fun the first couple of spins.



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