Editors’ Notes Like most works of science-fiction, Deltron 3030 is more a commentary on its present moment than a prediction of the future. A collaborative effort between producer Dan the Automator, DJ Kid Koala, and MC Del tha Funkee Homosapien, the album explores a theme that is as old as hip-hop itself: the crusade of creative, forward- thinking artists against boring, commercialized, and highly “wack” MCs. The weapons utilized by Deltron in this uphill battle are densely verbose rhymes, and imaginative, unconventional beats. The sounds are loopy and unexpected, but never abstract — nor are Del’s rhymes, which are densely packed but precisely rendered. In its sharpness and attention to detail, the music echoes the innovations of ‘80s hip-hop pioneers, and that lineage is referred to repeatedly throughout this program. The motley list of cameos reads like a funhouse reflection of the usual feature-heavy rap album, and adds to Deltron’s alternative pedigree. Deltron 3030 is an affirmation of core old-school values yet sounds identical to nothing in the contemporary rap landscape.

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State of the Nation
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0:25
 
3030
2
7:29
 
The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza
3
0:21
 
Things You Can Do
4
4:59
 
Positive Contact
5
4:42
 
St. Catherine St.
6
0:43
 
Virus
7
4:26
 
Upgrade (A Baymar College College)
8
4:10
 
New Coke
9
0:41
 
Mastermind
10
3:34
 
National Movie Review
11
0:53
 
Madness
12
4:38
 
Meet Cleofis Randolph the Patriarch
13
0:36
 
Time Keeps On Slipping
14
4:59
 
The News (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Microsoft Inc.)
15
0:49
 
Turbulence (Remix)
16
3:33
 
The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza Pt. II
17
0:37
 
Battlesong
18
4:07
 
Love Story
19
3:26
 
Memory Loss
20
4:39
 
The Assman 640 Speaks
21
0:33
 
Positive Contact (Charlie Clouser Remix) [Bonus Track]
22
4:56
 
Turbulence (Mark Bell Remix) [Bonus Track]
23
4:18
 
Positive Contact (Mario C Remix) [Bonus Track]
24
3:56
 

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