"Flashback" by Del & Tame One off the new album Parallel Uni-Verses (in Amoeba today)Of the numerous new releases to arrive onto the hip-hop shelves at Amoeba Music today (Tuesday, Oct 13th), my personal fave new joint is the latest from the ever prolific Del The Funky Homosapien. On the new CD the longtime Oakland Hieroglyphics emcee teams up with the equally talented Jersey guy Tame One -- formerly of legendary hip-hop duo The Artifacts (with El Da Sensei) and member of the East Coast hip-hop super-group The Weathermen (Aesop Rock, Cage Kennylz, Yak Ballz, El-P, Breeze Brewin, etc.).
Parallel Uni-Verses is the title of the new album featuring this bi-coastal power duo, released on Gold Dust Media. The collaboration comes as a surprise to many hip-hop fans (myself included), since you would never expect these two artists to join forces. But the good news is it works, and really well, too, on songs such as "Flashback," featured above in the new video directed by Alex Ghassan. The vid was recorded two months ago at the East River State Park on the Williamsburg Waterfront outdoor show in Brooklyn and at various other NYC spots including (what looks like) Fat Beats record store on Sixth Ave. in the West Village.
Produced by Parallel Thought, who worked with Tame on his last two releeases, Parallel Uni-Verses' other great new album tracks (most with a kind of 90's throwback sound) include "Before This," "We Taking Over" and "Teddy." Expect this new album to show up on this Friday's Amoeba Music Weekly Hip-Hop Round Up chart and look back here on the Amoeblog for an interview with Del and Tame in the coming weeks.