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I Wish My Brother George Was Here
I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Studio album by Del tha Funkee Homosapien

Released

October 22, 1991

Recorded

1990 - 1991

Studio

Echo Sound Recording
(Los Angeles, CA)

Genre

Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop, G-funk

Length

48:27

Label

Elektra

Producer

Boogiemen, Del, Ice Cube

Del tha Funkee Homosapien chronology

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I Wish My Brother George Was Here is the debut solo studio album by American rapper and Hieroglyphics member Del tha Funkee Homosapien, released in October 22, 1991 under Elektra Records. After securing a record deal due to his association with his cousin Ice Cube, Del recorded the album in 1990 to 1991 at Echo Sound Recording in Los Angeles, California. The album was produced by Del, Ice Cube, and Boogiemen (a duo consisting of DJ Pooh and Rashad Coes).

The album was released to positive reviews, and has since become one of Del's most highly regarded albums. 

Track listingEdit

All songs performed by Del tha Funkee Homosapien. All songs produced by Del, Boogiemen and Ice Cube.

No. Title Writer(s) Time
1. "What Is a Booty?" Bishop, Ford, Jackson, Jones, Shider, Shider 3:36
2. "Mistadobalina" Bobbit, Brown, Jackson, Jones, Wesley 4:18
3. "The Wacky World of Rapid Transit" Byrd, Jones 3:17
4. "Pissin' on Your Steps" Coes, Jackson, Jones, Jordan 3:29
5. "Dark Skin Girls" Barnes, Clinton, Jones, Lindsay 4:29
6. "Money for Sex" Byrd, Jones 3:52
7. "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" Harris, Jones 2:46
8. "Prelude" Coes, Jones, Jordan 0:21
9. "Dr. Bombay" Ali, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson 4:37
10. "Sunny Meadowz" Brown, Clinton, Collins, Jones, Wilson, Worrell 4:26
11. "Sleepin' on My Couch" Coes, Jones, Jordan 3:19
12. "Hoodz Come in Dozens" Ball, Duncan, Ferrone, Gorrie, Jones, McIntyre, Stuart 3:48
13. "Same Ol' Thing" Jones, Modeliste, Neville, Neville, Nocantelli, Porter 4:19
14. "Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers" Byrd, Jones 1:30

Samples Edit

What Is a Booty?

  • "Pumpin' It Up" by P-Funk All Stars
  • "Freaky Styley" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson

Mistadobalina

  • "Stone to the Bone" by James Brown
  • "Zilch" by The Monkees
  • "Gloryhallastoopid (Pin the Tail on the Funky)" by Parliament

The Wacky World of Rapid Transit

  • "Street Lady" by Donald Byrd

Pissin' on Your Steps

  • "Workin'" by Jimmy McGriff and Little Junior Parker
  • "Colour Me Funky" by Parliament
  • "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight

Dark Skin Girls

  • "I Bet You" by Funkadelic
  • "Fire & Fury Grass Roots Speech (Side Two)" by Malcolm X

Money for Sex

  • "Undecided" by Hubert Laws
  • "Jam on the Groove" by Ralph MacDonald
  • "It's My Thing" by Marva Whitney

Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo

  • "It's Crazy" by Eddie Harris
  • "Shack Up" by Banbarra
  • "A One Two" by Biz Markie

Dr. Bombay

  • "Help From My Friends" by Parlet
  • "Rumpofsteelskin" by Parliament
  • "Zilch" by The Monkees

Sunny Meadowz

  • "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate
  • "Flash Light" and "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)" by Parliament

Sleepin' on My Couch

  • "Give It to You" by Upp
  • "Rumpofsteelskin" by Parliament
  • "Eric B. Is President" by Eric B. & Rakim

Hoodz Come In Dozens

  • "Your Love Is a Miracle" by Average White Band feat. Hamish Stuart
  • "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" by Jimi Hendrix
  • "Get Up and Get Down" by The Dramatics

Same Ol' Thing

  • "Handclapping Song", "Cissy Strut" and "Rigor Mortis" by The Meters

Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers

  • "Jiving Around" by Bar-Kays
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