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In this clip, Del the Funky Homosapien discussed the early stages of his career from being signed to Elektra to getting his entire crew signed. He spoke on the drastic sonic difference between his first and second albums while also breaking down how he created the Hieroglyphics logo. Speaking of which, Del revealed that the decision to name the crew The Hieroglyphics came from a friend of his from London who was debating on using the name for a crew of his own.
Del went on to talk about the content of his music as opposed to that of the rest of California in the 1990s. He and others, like The Pharcyde for instance, were more about lyricism and avoided “gangsta” or street oriented subjects. To Del, who was into Malcolm X and black empowerment at the time saw that type of content as detrimental despite the realities it came from.