If you go to a hip hop show anywhere in the greater Bay Area -- be it the Cash Money tour at the Oakland Coliseum, an indie artist showcase at the Justice League, or a DJ battle at Zebra Records -- you'll see a few kids wearing navy blue T-shirts with a three-eyed, straight-lipped face staring blankly back at you. On the front of the shirt is a stylized self-portrait of the MC who made local hip hop heads proud of their quirky scene, and who was the first in a long line of multi-syllabic, offbeat Oakland rappers to release an album. Del the Funky Homosapien -- and the Hieroglyphics crew he founded -- are a franchise here, and their triple-eyed logo is as ubiquitous in the hip hop world as the pentagram... More >>>