Continuing our recent stream of rap coverage – who knew Princeton was so hood? — I’m pleased to report that Del tha Funkee Homosapien will be performing at a “secret event” at Cloister Inn tonight, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. According to an email sent to the Cloister listserv, this Red Bull sponsored performance will be on PUID. Del has one of the most unique flows in the rap game today, loaded with dense polysyllabic rhyme and obscure jargon. You might recognize him from his verses on that hit Gorillaz single, “Clint Eastwood,” in which he is a blue toothy monster. His claim to fame is Deltron 3030, a concept album about himself as a space-traveling superhero crusading against evil corporations in the year (surprise!) 3030. It is exactly as trippy as it sounds, full of lines like:
Electronic monolith, throw a jam upon the disc
The futuristic looper with the quickness
Hyperproducing hydrogen fusion liquids
Keep your distance
If you’d like to see that in context, check out this track:
He’s sure to be entertaining. And considering that No Age is playing at Terrace tomorrow, this promises to be one of Princeton’s best musical weekends in recent memory — don’t miss it.