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Del the Funky Homosapien & Being First Online in 1995

In this 2018 interview with VladTV, Del the Funky Homosapien discusses what it was like to be among the first artists online with a website in 1995.

The video begins with Del attributing much of Hieroglpyhics.com’s credit to Domino, Tajai & Stinke.

Vlad: “You guys [Hieroglyphics] kind of regrouped; you were one of the first independent labels to start using the Internet.”

Del: “That’s true, yeah.”

Vlad: “You guys actually saw the future. You saw the vision of it all.”

Del: “Really this dude named Stinke — he had a fan website. Tajai had a lot to do with this too. Tajai kinda peeped who Stinke was and he already had this fan site. So I think Tajai was like, yo let’s make this an official site, a home, online for Hieroglyhics. And I think from there things started to formulate with the help of Stinke too because he already online and kinda knowin’ what he do.”

Later in the video, Del details his work with Dan the Automator and the Gorillaz project.