Saturday, March 1, 2008

Del the Funky Homosapien: "Workin' It"

The second time-traveling video today from MTV's Subterranean blog is less flashy and a bit more futuristic than the MC Justin Timberlaked-out clip for Gnarls Barkley's "Run" a couple of hours ago. Del the formerly Funkee immerses himself in a studio that might as well be a space shuttle and plugs himself full of wires in the clip for "Workin' It", from his forthcoming The 11th Hour. Then he appears in a hat and shades like some kind of stylish old-style soul crooner, with a phonograph keeping the title phrase revolving. The track itself is a lot less adventurous than the previously posted "Bubble Pop", though there are still some "Jetsons"-like electronic squiggles around the hollowed-out beat, vinyl hiss/scratches, and occasional guitar hits. Del doles out extended metaphors in quick, measured phrases: "Punish ya if/ You're comin' to get / Some of my chips/ I summon the blitz." For all the sci-fi/retro visuals, this Homosapien's got another thing to say, too: "I'm a real dude."

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