Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on August 18, 2009

photos by Sara Skolnick

DOWNLOAD: Del the Funky Homosapien - Get it Right Now (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Del the Funky Homosapien - Straight From The Big Bad West Coast

Gravy Train!!!!
Gravy Train!!!!

When the very good DJ Prince Paul came on, crowds gathered in front of the stage. His first number was the usual tribute to Michael Jackson, and then Prince, De La Soul, Brand Nubian, et al. followed. In addition to being a DJ, the Queens native Prince Paul is a crimefighter, an international man of mystery, and a well-known producer of lots of musicians you know well. He got the crowd moving and shaking; clearly, he's so good at this you feel he could do it in his sleep. Prince Paul is pretty funny, too.

After Prince Paul left the stage, there were some technical glitches, but finally onstage came Buku One, or Bukue One - spelling of hip-hop performers is about as standard as colonial American English; we've seen Del the Funky Homosapien also as Del tha Funkee Homosapien - who, like Del, is from the Bay Area. He's worth catching up with if you're not familiar with him; his DJing exudes intelligence and wit...

...Del joined Bukue onstage, and he was great throughout his set...."How many of you think the music industry is fucked up and full of shit?" Del asked the crowd. "Are you tired of buying an album that has only three good songs?" Yeah, we are. Who's got the cure? The doctor in the house, Dr. Bombay, of course.
[DUMBO Books of Brooklyn]

This past Sunday at the Williamsburg Waterfront (8/16) was not only the 2009 Pool Party with the most hip hop, but also the Pool Party with the most confusing band name spellings (Del tha? Del the? Funkee? Funky? Kenan? Keenan? !? !!? !!!? !!!!? DD/MM/YYYY?????). Sorry.

Del has two new albums. The first, from which the two MP3's above come from, is called Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) and is totally free. The second is a collaboration with Tame One that was produced by Parallel Thought and is called Parallel Uni-Verses. It drops October 13th, 2009.

Prince Paul and Kenan Bell were both also seen three days earlier at the De La Soul show at Nokia Theatre. Gravy Train!!!! pictured above was the best visual candy of the day. More pictures below...

Kenan Bell

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Gravy Train!!!!

Gravy Train!!!!

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Comments (16)

Whoa...check out the Kid 'N' Play lookalike in the second to last picture.

Posted by blackhat | August 18, 2009 11:27 AM

live ass munching? really?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 11:30 AM

black dude has got to be getting a faceful of cracksweat.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 11:39 AM

anyone have Prince Paul's playlist from that day? It was pretty much the best hiphop meedley I've ever heard...

Posted by meg | August 18, 2009 11:45 AM

the white and the black dude are no homo!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 12:21 PM

kid n play dude is rocking sunglasses a la guy fieri (guy rules)

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 12:31 PM

DD/MM/YYYY rocked the day

Posted by Always Right | August 18, 2009 12:33 PM

eww gravy train photos are nasssstyyy

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 12:42 PM

mmmm... Gravy Train photos look yummo~

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 2:05 PM

damn pussy english major hipster bloggers. Noone cares about spelling but you. why you always gotta be so hyperarticulate?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 2:23 PM

That first DJ was quite possibly the biggest sonic abortion of all time. If you hear a song like Young Jeezy's "And Then What", and your first impulse is to extract Mannie Fresh, and then add either house music, or lazily chopped alternative rock hits, you're either racist, or mentally retarded. Die in a fire, you fucking piece of garbage.

That whole show was complete diarrhea before the Prince Paul set. Last year's Aesop Rock show was a far better example of how to hold a hip hop show for a largely suburban/caucasian audience without pandering. This was the complete opposite. I've enjoyed Ninjasonik more than the pre-6:00 portion of that show, and I'd rather deep-throat a shotgun than ever see that terrible fucking group again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 5:20 PM

anon 5:20 - shhh .. no one cares what you think .. but its cool that you put so much thought into your adjectives and metafors ..

dum suburban/caucy

Posted by eric | August 18, 2009 5:36 PM

gravy train may have been the worst garbage I have ever heard live

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 7:12 PM

Check out this pic.. Dudes dicks all in his face and everyon'e like EWWWWE!! LOL

http://www.thepoolparties.com

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2009 1:29 PM

cool!!!

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 1:34 PM

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