Del The Funky Homosapien Heads Out on 11th Hour Tour

Hieroglyphics crew co-founder Del The Funky Homosapien has hit the road in support of his first album in seven years, The 11th Hour.

The title of the Definitive Jux release, according to Del, represented various trials and tribulations the rapper encountered during his career.

"You can't fully control all the different variables that come into play in your life. Something is bound to be faulty and set you back," Del said. "I've spent the last couple of years dealing with drama in my life, touring the country several times over, and diving deep into studying music theory."

Best known for his critically-acclaimed album I Wish My Brother Georgia Was Here, Del invaded the rap scene in 1990 as writer for his cousin Ice Cube's crew, Da Lench Mob.

He would later release a follow up album, No Need For Alarm, in 1994 before joining with Souls of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love, and Domino to create The Hieroglyphics.

Fans can hear songs spanning Del’s career on the 11th Hour tour as well as selections from The 11th Hour album, including "Sit Down" and "Workin' It."

Hieroglyphics co- founder A-Plus will also be featured on the nationwide trek, along with Devin the Dude with the Coughee Brothers, Bukue One and the Serendipity Projects.

Special guests Knobody, Junk Science and Iller Than Theirs will perform on select dates.

Del The Funky Homosapien’s The 11th Hour is slated to hit stores in early 2008.

The following are the remaining dates for the 11th Hour tour:

Oct. 2 Houston, TX The Warehouse

Oct. 3 Austin, TX Emos

Oct. 4 New Orlean, LA Tipitinas

Oct. 5 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon

Oct. 6 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar

Oct. 7 Tampa, FL State Theater

Oct. 9 Orlando, FL The Social

Oct. 10 Charleston, SC Village Tavern

Oct. 11 Athens, GA Georgia Theater

Oct. 12 Asheville, NC Orange Peel

Oct. 13 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle

Oct. 14 Charlottesville, NC Satelitte Ballroom

Oct. 15 Baltimore, MD Sonar

Oct. 17 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live

Oct. 19 New York, NY BB Kings (late show)

Oct. 20 Boston, MA Middle East

Oct. 21 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

Oct. 23 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig

Oct. 24 Columbus, OH Skullys

Oct. 25 Lexington, KY The Dame

Oct. 26 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Theatre

Oct. 27 Chicago, IL The Metro

Oct. 28 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

Oct. 29 Duluth, MN Pizza Luce

Oct. 30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

Oct. 31 Omaha, NE Slowdown

Nov. 1 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theater

Nov. 2 Denver, CO Cervantis

Nov. 3 Aspen, CO Belly Up Tavern

Nov. 4 Boulder, CO Fox Theater

Nov. 5 Park City, UT Suede

Nov. 8 Portland, OR Roseland

Nov. 9 Seattle, WA Showbox

Nov. 10 Eugene, OR Wow Hall

Nov. 11 Chico, CA Senator Theatre

Nov. 13 San Francisco, CA Slims

Nov.14 San Francisco, CA Slims