Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live Combine for Gate 13
Hip-Hop powerhouses team up for the first time in a decade.
Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live, two of the most revered names in hip-hop, have released their newest album, Gate 13, their first collaboration since 2008. The 16-track work is available on all streaming platforms now.
Speaking of the track, “Help”, which prefaced the album as its second single, Amp explains, “When I first created the original production, I thought it was just going to be general ‘battle rap like’ song because the beat was more aggressive and minimal…When I got the verses back from Del though, I knew that it had to become much more. I wanted the song to feel urgent and carry an emotional tone to it because his lyrics gave rise to that.
“We hope that ‘Help’ will touch people in a different way than other songs on the album and make them think further left or right,” Amp says of the track which features Del’s punchy flow, operatic vocals, a haunting piano loop and an emotive chorus from LA-based electronic artist Adult Karate.
With over 20 titles and 30 years of activity and counting, Del is a true force in the game. He never ceases experimenting, delivering such classics as “Mistadobalina” and “Catch A Bad One” in the process, in addition to doing trailblazing work with Gorillaz and Handsome Boy Modeling School. In the last decade since breaking through with his Radiohead remixes, Amp has produced music for Green Day and Bassnectar, making him one of the most dynamic producers in the game. He recently released Divine Delay, a follow up to his 2017 EP Atmosphere, that explores electronica, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, trap, and drum and bass.
This is the first collaboration since 2008 for the longtime friends and it truly feels like hip-hop history in the making.
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