Del Tha Funky Homosapien – Both Sides Of The Brain (1999)

Smooth, cool as all manner of fuck and with a flow to boot, Del’s 4th record is an execution in true hip hop genius. I mean, Del is surely self aware of the fact – but not rubbing it in people’s faces or boasting about some of the same old shit most rappers get caught up in is one of the best charms about this man and his glorious body of work.

This was also a classic period for Del, if one could say such a thing, as it was around the time he would collaberate on the Deltron 3030 project, and more famously, the debut Gorillaz record.