I Wish My Brother George Was Here (LP)

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In the early 90s hip hop took a turn and gangsta-style rap dominated, making waves off the West Coast that rattled throughout the world. The East Coasts dominance was descending despite the success and positivity of Native Tongues acts like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, who favored thought-provoking humor and cleverness over gangsta raps grittiness and grim outlook. It was in this landscape that Oakland, CAs Del The Funky Homosapien emerged in 1991, with his debut release I Wish My Brother George Was Here.

Cribbing equally from the East Coasts irreverence and wit, and the West Coasts P-Funk inspired production, (the album was produced by Dels cousin Ice Cube) Dels debut has rightly been heralded as a benchmark album for underground hip hop. Wish My Brother George Was Here not only produced the underground classics Dr. Bombay and Mistadobalina (#9 on the 1992 Hot Rap Tracks Charts), but also set the scene for the success of the other less gangsta West Coast artists like The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, and of course Dels compatriots in Souls of Mischief. Above all else, Del is credited with injecting some much needed light-heartedness at a moment when it was truly needed.


A1 What Is A Booty
A2 Mistadobalina
A3 The Wacky World Of Rapid Transit
A4 Pissin’ On Your Steps
A5 Dark Skin Girls
A6 Money For Sex
A7 Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo
B1 Prelude
B2 Dr. Bombay
B3 Sunny Meadowz
B4 Sleepin’ On My Couch
B5 Hoodz Come In Dozens
B6 Same Ol’ Thing
B7 Ya Lil’ Crumbsnatchers


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