Brother George's legendary status aside, this is probably Del's strongest album over all, to our ears anyway. Del's early 90s debut brought the heavy, heavy funk (thanks in no small part to Del's cousin/
producer Ice Cube) and an abstract, amusing, but still confrontational lyrical style that we really hadn't heard before. The highs on those first couple albums were just about as great as that era of hip hop could get, and if Both Sides Of The Brain doesn't contain the moments of dizzying aesthetic epiphany, it makes up for it with album length consistency. Both Sides has a literate approach, and ironic dives into the low brow that crack us up before alienating our beat happy selves with his borderline
smug intelligence. Great, great hip hop that sounds as hot today as it did in 2000, and as it will in 2020! Includes "Time Is Too Expensive", "If You Must" , "Jaw Gymnastics", "Style Police", "Fake As F**k", "Disastrous", "Phoney Phranchise", and more.