Del Tha Funkee Homosapien: Eye Examination (Elektra, 1992, B-side of “Dr. Bombay”)
For those of us who first came across Del as either 1) Ice Cube’s weird cousin from Oakland or 2) another rapper heavy on that P-Funk tip, we weren’t expecting something like “Eye Examination.” But snuck onto the B-side of “Dr. Bombay,” this felt like the “real Del” stepping from outside of Cube and Sir Jinx’s tutelage to lay down his true persona. (And it was glorious).
365 Days of Soul, #83