Last Rites presents...Del The Funky Homosapien
Del The Funky Homosapien
Bukue One, Serendipity Project, Abstract Giants, Kidd Russell, Billa Camp
3420 W. Grace St.
Chicago, IL, 60618
Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
This event is 21 and over
Del The Funky Homosapien
Del The Funky Homosapien is back at it again with a new release "Golden Era" It's a triple pack album release ( Automatik statik, Funkman, Golden Era). This "Golden Era" of hip hop textured album ties in to Del's 20th anniversary in the game this year. We're doing all types of events tied together through shows nation wide. The album release date is April 20th
For a short period in the early 90's the parallel worlds of hip-hop and skating went askew and converged. At the time both were still perceived by the mainstream as antisocial behaviors and temporary fads. Hip-hop was not "real music." Skating was not a "real sport." In 2006, these perceptions couldn't be further from the truth, as both disciplines have become fully integrated into the mainstream consciousness, not to mention multi-billion dollar industries.
A new breed of hip-hop, Serendipity Project works hard to promote conscious thought through positive vibes. Combining jaw-dropping lyricism and sultry female vocals with high-energy hip hop and funk, the band has won over crowds young and old.
Having toured throughout Canada & The US with Del the Funky Homosapien (Gorillaz, Hieroglyphics, Deltron 3030) & Bukue One, the group has also embarked on a few mini tours with hip hop legend KRS One, beat-box extraordinaire Radioactive and have been featured on popular summer music festivals such as the Harmony Festival, 2006 Missoula Hempfest and in August ’07 they’re set to rock the 2007 Olympia Hempfest.
Helping to create a positive local hip hop scene in their hometown of Santa Cruz, the band originally held down a weekly gig called ‘Hip Hop Nights’ pairing underground acts such as Josh Martinez, Sleep, Psalm One, Qwel, Bicasso and Z-Man with the best local talent in the area. Lasting almost 3 years, the nights got so popular that they were able to move up from the neighborhood dive bar to the biggest nightclub in town. Out of these weekly gigs arose Santa Cruz’s first Freestyle Battles where local and not-so-local MCs were able to hone their skills. Following the release of their first album, “Accidents Happen…” the band decided to give up ‘Hip Hop Nights’ and start focusing on the music. Since then, the band has transformed into a powerhouse of on-stage energy, raw, uncut free-funk grooves and positive vibes.
Serendipity Project have shared the stage with well respected artists such as Lyrics Born, Del The Funky Homosapien, Lateef, The Pharcyde, Zion I, Haiku D’Etat (Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Mikah 9), Souls of Mischief, Bukue One, Canibus, Crown City Rockers, Speech of Arrested Development, Tre Hardson, Fishbone, Tha Liks, Digital Underground, War, Cake, Bob Weir, Spearhead, Ozomatli, 2 Live Crew, Al Howard, Vince Wellnick’s Avalon Allstars, Luna Angel and C-Rayz Walz amongst many others.
Rooted in Santa Cruz, CA, Serendipity Project has been accumulating an ever-expanding and loyal following, having played over 350 shows throughout the Northwestern United States and Canada since the group’s inception in 2003.
The band is comprised of MC Knowble, Vocalist/Saxaphonist Alma Carlson, Dave Moilanen on Keys, Itay K on Guitar, Finn Stobbe on Bass, Keith Wieland on Drums and DJ Spinobi (formerly of Ozomatli) on the 1’s & 2’s. With extensive musical backgrounds ranging from garage bands to jazz bands to a Grammy award-winning group, each member of Serendipity Project brings their own unique influences into the creation of the band's sound.
Their forthcoming album, “The Project”, though still very much in progress, aims to be a true testament to the heart and soul of the hip hop generation – unifying genres to create a sound that truly captures the spirit of today’s youth. It features Gift of Gab and a few of the acts that the band has encountered on stage and on the road touring in their graffiti-soaked short bus (painted by different artists before every tour).
The Abstract Giants are considered a live organic hip hop band and have been playing in Chicago for close to 7 years. They have played almost every venue and played with remarkable artists like the RZA, Bernie Worrell, Lyrics Born, Buckwheat Zydeco, Zion I, The Coup, Jean Grey to name a few. With a funky vibe and jazz roots Abstract Giants takes hip hop to another level. Insanity!
We make Alternative music influenced by hip hop simliar to Gnarls Barkley, Rehab or Shwayze!
Kidd Russell used to free style on roof tops with professional wrestler Colt Cabana (WWE, ROH, MTV) while in high school. Influenced by the greats Tupac, Common and 90's alternative music like sublime and 311. Kidd has created his own nitch. Genre jumping between laid-back party beach music, powerful inspirational hip hop and some make you want to fight rock/rap he is the true artists, artist. While most of his music is rooted in hip hop he sings or raps over alternative production by Matt Jenkins creating what he calls "IPOD MUSIC" or alternative Hip hop.
Born in New York, but raised in Chicago Anthony"Billa Camp"Evora solidified the connection between Hip Hop & Skateboarding, when he released, "Skate or Die 2" to street worthy acclaim. Gone solo from his band "Treologic" Billa will make his next move by releasing his long-awaited solo album "Skate or Die 3.1". In the tradition of Hip Hop & Skateboarding Billa brings a freedom of expression you can ride to.
Billa has become the leading example of chasing a dream. The past 10 years he has stayed optimistic & tirelessly dedicated his life to his music and skateboarding. Heavily involved in the Skateboarding & Music scene, Billa has rightfully earned his credit on the streets of Chicago and throughout the Midwest. As an "MC", he has toured consistently with his band Treologic, written & produced 3 Treologic albums, 3 skate or die mixtapes, while also directing numerous skate / music videos for himself & others. Billa Camp is a father, entrepreneur, entertainer, & a man who will be heard.