Artist: Del The Funky Homosapien Track: "Funkyhomosapien" Album: Eleventh Hour Listen

It's been years since a proper full-length from Del, so his release coming out March 11 is, literally, music to my ears. (Sorry...) Del remains somewhat goofy, but the production is darker, denser and harsher than most of his greatest hits to date. Sounds great together on first listen. I can only imagine that good things will result from The Funky Homosapien's new home on Definitive Jux, the label that has dropped some of the most groundbreaking hip-hop in years. (Download some Cannibal Ox, for starters.) There's a bunch of streaming stuff on his revamped MySpace.com page, so check it out.