Del the Funky Homosapien Goes Ape for the Monkees
released a song about Mr. Dobalina and took the Monkees into hip-hop.
"I just kind of conceptualized who Mr.Dobalina would be," Del says, "which is basically somebody who thinks he know what hip. He thinks he hip, he think he cool, but he's really right off. Like he ain't right on -- he right off."
The Monkees aren't the only surprising influence for the Oakland-born rapper. He's also a big Frank Zappa fan.
"I listened to some of his songs just on a whim, and I was like, 'Damn, this fool is raw," Del reveals. "Like super raw. How come I didn't know this?"