Fans of underground hip-hop legend Del tha Funky Homosapien can finally rejoice: the long-anticipated and much-delayed follow-up to Deltron 3030's debut has a release date.
"Deltron 3030: Event II" is set to be available October 1 via Bulk Recordings, and is said to feature a veritable ensemble cast of guest artists, including (ahem) - Damon Albarn, Mike Patton, the Lonely Island, Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha, Emily Wells, and Jamie Cullum, as well as voice work by actors David Cross, Amber Tamblyn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and chef David Chang.
For those who are unaware, Deltron 3030 is a hip-hop supergroup of sorts composed of Del (whom you may know from his appearance on Gorillaz's hit "Clint Eastwood"), producer Dan the Automator, and turntablist Kid Koala. Their 2000 debut "3030" garnered loads of critical acclaim and became something of a cult hip-hop classic. Released at a time when underground hip-hop was once again finding success with a larger audience, "3030" told the story of a futuristic space opera of sorts, through intricate, and some would say unprecedented rapping on the part of Del. The album has continued to blow minds for more than a decade, all while a sequel has been in and out of the press. After years of teasing us, the trio seems to be back and ready to go at it again.
Check out the lead single from "Event II," "City Rising from the Ashes," below.
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