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Del tha Funky Homosapien headlines hip-hop night on South Shore

Del tha Funky Homosapien performs at Whiskey Dick's Saloon on Friday, Jan. 26.

South Shore gets a taste of Bay Area hip-hop as Del tha Funky Homosapien headlines Whiskey Dick's Saloon this weekend.

"Hailing from Oakland, California, Del and his crew, the Hieroglyphics, came out as a markedly non-gangster response to a burgeoning West Coast scene," states a press release from Late-Nite Productions.

By the time he was 20, Del had already released two records: 1991's "I Wish My Brother George Was Here" and 1993's "No Need For Alarm." From there, Del began working with Hieroglyphics. The band toured throughout the late '90s, steadily gaining recognition.

But Del was looking to do something more.

"At times, Del has felt restrained by the formulas in hip-hop and the expectations fans place upon emcees who have had hits," continues the release.

In 2000 the artist released "Both Sides of the Brain," a self-produced album with 17 of his own tracks.

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"By staying true to himself, Del has earned legions of adoring fans. He may have said it best in his classic, 'Mistadobalina,' when he declared all in the mind and the heart," concludes the release.

Del tha Funky Homosapien performs at Whiskey Dick's Saloon on Friday, Jan. 26. The gig begins at 9 p.m. and is open to guests at least 21 years of age.

Tickets are available for purchase on the day of the show for $25.

Learn more about the performance online at http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe.

The venue is found at 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

— Lake Tahoe Action

If you go …

What: Del tha Funky Homosapien

When: Friday, Jan. 26, 9 p.m.

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Tickets: $20 Advance, $25 Day of Show

Info: http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe