Eleventh Hour - Del the Funky Homosapien
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  • Summary: Del returns from recording his albums with the Hieroglyphics and being featured on the Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" to release his fifth solo album.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
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  1. Funky as ever, the homosapien manages to evolve again, this time by embracing sounds of the past. [28 Mar 2008, p.65]
  2. The label's tendency toward bottom-heavy, fog-thick beats sounds awful nice under Del's syrupy brainiac flow, which goes back to his battle-rap basics here.
  3. Eleventh Hour, his largely self-produced fifth solo album--and first in eight years--lacks much of both the lyrical and instrumental verve of his best records.
  4. He remains in fine form, as if frozen in time since 1991. [Winter 2008, p.90]
  5. This is brown-bag Del, uncomplex and uncut. Unfortunately, Del's self-produced beats sometimes blur the line between elegant simplicity and tedium.
  6. Del wisely keeps things simple on the audio front, lubricating many of his basic, old-school beats with the good old P-Funk bottom of his early years. [Mar 2008, p.147]
  7. Del sways wildly between hit and miss. And Eleventh Hour, for all its boisterous and awkward handling, fails with a resounding thud.

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  1. SDK
    Mar 18, 2008
    9
    Self produced, self fulfilling. A funky ray of hope for the hip-hop world to take notes from. Yes, DEL is back and for all y'all who Self produced, self fulfilling. A funky ray of hope for the hip-hop world to take notes from. Yes, DEL is back and for all y'all who thought hip-hop was stagnant, take a gander at 11th hour and remember the lyrical and beat minded 5th of November. Expand
  2. OwenS.
    Apr 22, 2008
    8
    Del never lets down. He goes places on this album he has not gone before, or has he? While not as good as Deltron 3030 it is definately worth Del never lets down. He goes places on this album he has not gone before, or has he? While not as good as Deltron 3030 it is definately worth rolling around in the car getting funkdafied to. Expand
  3. DiabloP.
    Mar 17, 2008
    7
    Great Album! Not perfect by any means, but if you appreciate all forms of hip hop then pick this up.
  4. PaulC
    Apr 15, 2008
    5
    Nothing special. Del is still an amusing rapper, but nothing on this album really stands out. Don't waste your time. Listen to Deltron Nothing special. Del is still an amusing rapper, but nothing on this album really stands out. Don't waste your time. Listen to Deltron or the Hieroglyphics instead. Expand