Before Del the Funky Homosapien was a celebrated Bay Area hip-hop artist, he wrote lyrics for his cousin, legendary rapper Ice Cube. The experience laid the foundation for Del’s solo career which included, among other highpoints, founding the Hieroglyphics crew in the early 1990s. More recently, Del released the 2014 album Iller Than Most to SoundCloud under the username Zartan Drednaught COBRA. He described the project as “lyrically ill but fun to listen to, nothing super heavy.”

INFO: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $25. 479-1854.

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