Del Tha Funkee Homosapien conducted by Todd E. Jones  



The 11th Hour Of Del

September 2006



MVRemix: Recently, what is a typical day like for you?

Del: Man, I be burnt out like a bulb. I attempt to get up. Immediately, try to make some music. My girl, the one I have with me, she gets on her laptop, starts drawing or writing, as well. From there, that's about it. I try to generate enough energy to eat and stuff.

MVRemix: Do you think success and credibility are mutually exclusive? Del Tha Funkee Homosapien interview

Del: I believe some people take your credibility away for silly reasons, such as more success.

MVRemix: How has your live show evolved?

Del: Physically, I put more into it. More interaction with the crowd. I feel myself more.

MVRemix: What is your favorite part of your live show?

Del: Free-styling, talking, interacting with the crowd, and Zac Hendrix, cutting those records to death.

MVRemix: Hieroglyphics are legends known for their free-styling skills. Some people say that the documentary, 'Freestyle' did not give Hieroglyphics enough credit for their contribution to the culture. Do you agree?

Del: Well, I haven't heard of that movie. But, even though free-styling is not the ultimate, like a lot think it is, it's a good tool. The main thing is conveying a fairly clear image, conversation-wise to the listener.

MVRemix: As an emcee, how did you perfect the art of free-styling?

Del: I just thought you weren't supposed to write or you were wack, when I was young. Then, Cube told me if I wrote some down, maybe, I could use it for something. I said, 'Yeah you right'.

MVRemix: What's the best thing about living in Oakland or Richmond?

Del: I live in Richmond, been out here for a decade. But Oakland, Bay area, it's all good because the people, in general, got that kind of homey feel. There is a lot of culture out here.

MVRemix: What's the worst thing about living in Oakland or Richmond?

Del: It's madness too. Fools be getting popped a lot out here. It's no joke. Crack heads still exist, but that game is kind of dead now. It still goes on, but I think heron is bigger now, or ice.

MVRemix: When you die, would you like to be buried or cremated?

Del: I would like to rise again from the ashes, as the phoenix, and burn my accusers.

MVRemix: What would you want on your epitaph?

Del: Fuck all who appose me. Love to all who is one with Allah or whoever you give praise to.

MVRemix: Do you consider yourself a more spiritual person?

Del: Very, but it's not overbearing.

MVRemix: What religion or practice do you identify with the most?

Del: Islam, but I read 5% lessons too. It's direct, no beating around the bush.

MVRemix: What's next?

Del: Man, homey, everything! I like working with Joi and Ladybug Mecca. They are my favorites. I got mega love for them two. We just have been shooting the stuff, slanging ideas around. I send them beats when I got the space to do so. They support what I do, vice versa. Personally, they are like my sisters. Mec is around my age, Joi is older.

MVRemix: When is 'The 11th Hour' LP coming out?

Del: Next year, hopefully, 1st quarter. The new Souls Of Mischief may drop first.

MVRemix: What else is coming out on Hieroglyphics Imperium?

Del: Souls Of Mischief. Prince Paul is producing the album. Also, 'Last Good Deed' by A-Plus and Pep Love's 'Reconstruction'.

MVRemix: Final words?

Del: Words are not finite. They last forever.





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