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Del the Funky Homosapien, Raise the Bridges and Eddie Valiant

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Mt. Tabor Theater (map) Southeast
Sun., Feb. 13, 8 p.m. 2011 21+

Mt. Tabor Theater
$11-13

Del the Funky Homosapien is a Bay Area emcee who dropped his debut album at the age of 18, in large part due to his cousin Ice Cube acting as executive producer. Though family connections may have helped Del get started, he soon parted ways with Cube, electing instead to work with Oakland crew Hieroglyphics. In doing so he helped pioneer an underground hiphop aesthetic that remains strong to this day. Despite global attention—due to collaborations with Dan the Automator, Kid Koala, and Damon Albarn—Del has continued to eschew major labels on subsequent solo releases. In fact, his last three full-lengths have bypassed the label system all together, being available via download on his Bandcamp site. On the most recent single, "Don't Stop Rappin'" Del boasts, "I make records even if you don't buy 'em. Go figure, that's just who I am." RYAN FEIGH

Mt. Tabor Theater

4811 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
503-360-1450
http://www.taborpdx.com/

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