After 13 years, underground hip-hop group Deltron 3030, composed of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan “the Automator” Nakamura and DJ Kid Koala, is releasing the long-overdue follow-up to the trio’s eponymous debut rap opera concept album.
For those unfamiliar with Deltron, the group’s ambitious, experimental first record was hailed by music critics as one of 2000′s best hip-hop albums. Spouting socially conscious lyrics over eerie, subterranean sounds, the album relayed the story of Deltron Zero, a disillusioned robot soldier from the year 3030. In “Deltron 3030: Event II,” the year is now 3040, and “the Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything’s destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we’re like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to survive,” Del explained in a press release. [Read the full article]