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Del the Funky Homosapien Premieres “Wheel of Fortune” Video


“A merging of two very meaningful Hip-Hop artists.” — Ambrosia for Heads

New York, NY (March 23, 2018) — Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live have premiered “Wheel of Fortune,” the lead single from Gate 13, their new collaborative album, out 4/20 on Gate 13 Records. The video, shot and edited by Spencer Groshong, matches Del and Amp’s energy with trippy, glitchy, and colorful quick-cuts. Ambrosia for Heads, who premiered the video, called the collaboration “a merging of two very meaningful Hip-Hop artists.”

Both the track and the video succinctly capture where Del and Amp are at creatively. To prepare for the album (their first collaboration since 2008), Del studied comedy and battle rap. “I’m trying to be more concise with my writing and my art in general. I told Amp about it, and he kind of showed me what his interpretation of that would be,” Del says. Amp, who has produced for a ranging cast that includes Bassnectar, Rebelution, and Too Short, presented Del with the beats. “Del has been talking about doing more straightforward, aggressive writing. Everything that I was messing with kind of had the same theme,” he says of the tracks. “Even when I flipped them after, I tried to stay true to the original feeling.”

Using the small window of time in both artists’ careers and making something synergistic was a liberating experience. “The trust that Del has given me, it goes back and forth. That right there has made this a really fun project,” says Amp. “We’re both painting a picture and seeing where it goes.” Guests on Gate 13 include extended family Goapele and Eligh, as well as promising voices Simi, Zyme, Adult Karate, Mr. Micro, and James Melo. However, it is the two artists with long, never stagnant careers that hold the key to Gate 13.

Del and Amp are hosting an official record release party at Cornerstone in Berkeley on 4/20. RSVP and details HERE:

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 
2367 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Friday, April 20, 2018
7:30 PM to 11:30 PM (PDT)


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