Both Sides of the Brain

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Both Sides of the Brain
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Studio album by Del the Funky Homosapien
ReleasedApril 11, 2000 (2000-04-11)
GenreHip hop
LabelHieroglyphics Imperium Recordings
ProducerDel the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Domino, El-P, Prince Paul, Khaos Unique, A-Plus
Del the Funky Homosapien chronology
Future Development
Both Sides of the Brain
The Best of Del tha Funkee Homosapien: The Elektra Years
Singles from Both Sides of the Brain
  1. "Phoney Phranchise"
    Released: 1999
  2. "If You Must"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Clubmixed[2]
Robert ChristgauA−[3]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[4]

Both Sides of the Brain is the fourth solo studio album by American hip hop musician Del the Funky Homosapien. It was released by Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings in 2000. It peaked at number 118 on the Billboard 200 chart.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club gave the album a mixed review, saying, "Del produced most of the songs himself, and his production work, while inventive, is largely monotonous and unnecessarily repetitive."[2] He added: "Equally damaging is the album's lack of form and structure: Many of its tracks sound like marathon free-styling sessions no one had the heart to edit."[2]

In 2005, Peter S. Scholtes of City Pages included it on the "Top 100 Albums of the 2000s" list.[6]

Track listing[edit]

1."Time Is Too Expensive"Del the Funky Homosapien4:47
2."If You Must"Del the Funky Homosapien3:45
3."Jaw Gymnastics" (featuring Casual)Casual3:44
4."Pet Peeves"Del the Funky Homosapien7:10
5."Press Rewind"Domino4:37
6."Offspring" (featuring El-P)El-P4:20
7."Style Police"Del the Funky Homosapien3:54
8."Fake as Fuck"Del the Funky Homosapien4:20
9."BM's"Del the Funky Homosapien4:15
10."Skull & Crossbones"Del the Funky Homosapien4:16
11."Soopa Feen"Del the Funky Homosapien5:23
12."Disastrous"Del the Funky Homosapien3:19
13."Signature Slogans"Prince Paul4:22
14."Catch All This"Del the Funky Homosapien4:05
15."Phoney Phranchise"Del the Funky Homosapien3:38
16."Proto Culture" (featuring Khaos Unique)Khaos Unique4:13
17."Stay on Your Toes" (featuring A-Plus)A-Plus3:27


Chart Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 118
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[8] 5
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 63


  1. ^ Gizzi, Dan. "Del the Funky Homosapien - Both Sides of the Brain". AllMusic. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Rabin, Nahtan (April 11, 2000). "Del The Funky Homosapien: Both Sides Of The Brain". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien". Christgau's Consumer Guide. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. p. 227.
  5. ^ a b "Del the Funky Homosapien: Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Scholtes, Peter S. (January 20, 2005). "Top 100 Albums of the 2000s". City Pages. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "Del the Funky Homosapien: Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Del the Funky Homosapien: Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "Del the Funky Homosapien: Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2018.

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