That’s My Jam #6: Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, ‘Mistadobalina’

Welcome to my attempt to reclaim the phrase “That’s my jam!” from those who treat music like the latest trendy fashion accessory.

“Mistadoblina, Mista Bob Dobalina.” Del’s trippy cut was a love-at-first-sound kind of thing for me, listening to a promo copy from my alma mater’s radio station back in the early 1990s. It was a great time for hip-hop, and not just party rap or gangsta. Plenty of serious minds – De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Das EFX, etc. – were making soul-expanding music at that time and getting mainstream exposure. Del never was a hit in middle America – at least not until his brief time as one of the Gorillaz – but for all you true hip-hop heads out there, this is one to feast on.

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