Del Tha Funkee Homosapien conducted by Todd E. Jones  

The 11th Hour Of Del

September 2006

MVRemix: Word association. When I say a name of a name, you say the first word that pops into your head. So, if I said, 'Flava Flav', you may say 'Clock', 'Crack', or 'The Surreal Life'. Okay?"

Del: Okay. That was cold right there, but okay.

Method Man.

Del: Dope.

MVRemix: Dead Prez.

Del: Militant me.

MVRemix: Public Enemy.

Del: Same thing.

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Del: My folks.

MVRemix: Ice Cube.

Del: The man.

MVRemix: Happy Mondays.

Del: Old.

MVRemix: Phife Dawg.

Del: The homey.

MVRemix: Curtis Mayfield.

Del: Dead.

MVRemix: Atmosphere.

Del: What up y'all?

MVRemix: The Roots.

Del: What up Black Thought?

MVRemix: Lyrics Born.

Del: What up fam?

MVRemix: Jay-Z.

Del: The master of the game now.

MVRemix: Redman.

Del: Hey hey hey, Red! Peace!

MVRemix: Kool Keith.

Del: What up Keith?

MVRemix: George Bush.

Del: Uuuugh!

MVRemix: What is the biggest lesson you have learned in your career so far?

Del: Don't try too hard and there is such a thing as overkill.

MVRemix: What are some major misconceptions do you think people have of you?

Del: That I'm out there. I'm just a weirdo on dope or something. I'm deep, but I'm pretty mellow... for a rouge.

MVRemix: What is the main thing that every good artist needs?

Del: Patience. You won't get anywhere if you can't wait because God will make you wait.

MVRemix: Do you still feel that people think you are on drugs?

Del: Yeah, and I'm not above it. But, I don't like depending on anything or anyone. So, I don't abuse anything. 90% of the time, I'm perfectly sober. I got to be in order to study.

MVRemix: How have your parents influenced your music?

Del: My pops is an abstract artist. Moms worked in law enforcement. So, those things definitely influenced my being in general, than the music.

MVRemix: Who else influenced your music?

Del: Musically, I was more or less influenced by the hip-hop greats like Mark 45 King, Marley Marl, Prince Paul, Dr. Dre, and Howie Tee. You know, I could go on.

MVRemix: Do you have a favorite sampler / drum machine?

Del: Probably between the Yamaha or the MPC. But, I use the computer mainly, Ableton Live and Stylus by Spectrasonics.

MVRemix: What happened with the major label deal with Elektra?

Del: Fizzled. They were tired I was tired. We just split ways. But, I'm still cool with a lot of people who worked with me up there. Shelby actually helped out a lot with 'Both Sides Of The Brain'. Also, Sophia Chang is a good friend of mine as well. She helped out tremendously, business-wise and personally.

MVRemix: What are some of your favorite films?

Del: Man, that's tough. 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'The Warriors'. I play video games. Well, when I was younger anyway. But, I've seen hundreds of films. I don't anymore, really. They are too money-motivated. You got to get paid, but art is important too.

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