Del Tha Funky Homosapien gave the crowd something to cheer about

Adam Cree, Reporter

After a two-and-a-half hour wait, Del Tha Funky Homosapien wowed the crowd at B’Ryders. After two opening acts that started at 8 p.m., one rapper by the name Booku 1, the other by rapper Bo and DJ Eraserface, the fans were ready and pumped for Del to take the stage, with hecklers shouting, “Where is Del?!” as Booku 1 started his last song.

To loud cheers, Del took the stage at 10:49 p.m., despite being “under the weather.” His DJ warped and remixed the song, “I Wanna Rock,” by Thin Lizzy before he took the stage. He was wearing a black and blue raincoat, a black hat with the emblem of a bleeding diamond and a black do-rag with skulls as trim.
He was joined on stage by A-Plus, his backup rapper, DJ Zack, his bassist, and his keyboardist Dave.His first song of his set was “Virus” off the album Deltron 3030. Security was on alert the rest of the night because when Del started off his set, the scent of marijuana began to fill the air.
Taking time to address the fans about upcoming music, Del told the audience that a “new Deltron album will be out in a few months,” adding that if you were a fan of hip-hop, then you need to “buy it.” It is currently in litigation, keeping it from publishing, as Del explained in a rap to the beat of “Dan the Automater.”

Fans of rock also have something to cheer about as Del announced that he was working on a new “mixtape with Frank Zappa.”
After a brief intermission, during which his backup rapper sang, Del again spoke to the crowd about why he raps.
“Glamour and glitz are not why,” he raps, he said before a long freestyle session.

After, he spoke about how he is an oddity in the rap scene because he shows up with “the funk and the hip-hop,” and how he mixes the “raw essence,” of both.

The show ended at 11:44 p.m. with an encore being demanded by the fans. Obliging, Del surprised the crowd by starting up the beat to, and rapping his hit Gorillaz song “Clint Eastwood.”
Instead of the usual second verse to the song, he changed it and turned it into a shout-out to his fans.
After the show, he hi-fived some fans before hopping in a car and leaving with the rest of his band.