I Wish My Brother George Was Here

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I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 22, 1991 (1991-10-22)
GenreHip hop, alternative hip hop
ProducerBoogiemen, Del the Funky Homosapien, Ice Cube
Del the Funky Homosapien chronology
I Wish My Brother George Was Here
No Need for Alarm
Singles from I Wish My Brother George Was Here
  1. "Sleepin' on My Couch"
    Released: July 23, 1991
  2. "Mistadobalina"
    Released: November 19, 1991
  3. "Dr. Bombay"
    Released: May 19, 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[3]

I Wish My Brother George Was Here is the debut solo studio album by American hip hop musician Del the Funky Homosapien. It was released by Elektra Records in 1991. It peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart,[4] as well as number 48 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[5]

It has been incorrectly assumed that the title of the album is a reference to George Clinton.[1] The title actually refers to a quote from a Looney Tunes short film, which is in turn a reference to Liberace's catchphrase, which he would say on his television show whenever his brother George did not appear.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Fred Thomas of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, saying, "[Del has] clearly been writing his own rules since the beginning, and the lucid dreaming and everyday observations of I Wish My Brother George Was Here are the first and some of the best examples of this, and how wonderful the results can be."[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."What Is a Booty"3:53
3."The Wacky World of Rapid Transit"3:17
4."Pissin' on Your Steps"3:29
5."Dark Skin Girls"4:28
6."Money for Sex"3:52
7."Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo"2:46
9."Dr. Bombay"4:37
10."Sunny Meadowz"4:26
11."Sleepin' on My Couch"3:18
12."Hoodz Come in Dozens"3:48
13."Same Ol' Thing"4:20
14."Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers"1:30


Chart Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[4] 24
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 48


  1. ^ a b c Thomas, Fred. "I Wish My Brother George Was Here - Del the Funky Homosapien". AllMusic. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien". Christgau's Consumer Guide. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. p. 227.
  4. ^ a b "Del the Funky Homosapien: Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Del the Funky Homosapien: Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Del on Making 1st Album "I Wish My Brother George Was Here" (Part 3) -- VladTV Interview". Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.

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