Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del The Funky Homosapien, virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala and superproducer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura. Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals of underground hiphop. Critics called it a masterpiece — both timely and avant garde.
“This record took 13 years, and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now — quit teasing me,” says Del. “Well, this is beyond a regular album. We’re bringing it all together here, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised by what we got. You’ll see. When it comes out, if you got the money, you’re going to wanna go buy it.”
Or, as Nakamura puts it: “There isn’t another record that’s like this — it’s different from anything else I’ve done and anything else that’s out there. This is going to sound incredibly pompous, but to me, this is the greatest rap record of all time.”