By Justin Ivey
The Deltron 3030 spaceship will land in Baton Rouge this Sunday for a special performance. The super-group comprised of Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala finally released their sophomore album Event II last year and is giving fans the special opportunity to see all three men performing together on their current tour.
The group released its critically-acclaimed, self-titled Deltron 3030 back in 2000 and the project quickly became regarded as one of the best hip-hop concept albums.
“I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren’t limited by what other rap groups do – we’re musicians first,” said Del.
Rumors of a sequel began just a few years later. Tracks for the highly anticipated follow-up album had been recorded by 2005, but the project seemed to fall to the wayside as updates became scarce. In the fall of 2010, Del The Funky Homosapien revived hope for the sequel when he announced that production had been completed and his vocals were the last piece of the puzzle needed.
“This record took 13 years, and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now – quit teasing me,” says Del. “Well, this is beyond a regular album.”
Event II finally arrived this past September and was well received by both fans and critics alike. The album built on the concept of the original and expanded the world of Deltron 3030.
“We’re trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format,” explains Del. “I don’t know if you could even categorize this as a hip-hop album – it’s more like a rock opera, but using rap.”
Considering the time it took to get the sequel done, it’s difficult to expect there will be ever another album to create a Deltron trilogy. And since the trio doesn’t perform together on a regular basis, their stop in town could be the last time fans in Baton Rouge get to see Deltron 3030 in concert. Make sure you catch the arrival of Deltron 3030 before they take off once again.