Hieroglyphics member Del the Funky Homosapien would appear to understand both the state of today’s economy and the state of today’s music business, as he’s announced that his next album, Funk Man, will be released for free.

The Bay Area native—often considered one of the pioneers of underground hip-hop—gave little reason, other than a need to save his genre, for releasing the album sans price tag. This time around, he’s focused on the funkier side of hip-hop for this, his seventh full-length to date. And with track titles like ‘I’m Smellin’ Myself” and “Hardcore Punks Can’t Take It,” Del hasn’t, it seems, lost any of his quirk or humor over the years. Download the album now.

Funk Man:
01 Get it Right Now!
02 And They Thought That was Hell
03 Fit Like a Glove
04 Go Against the Grain
05 Hardcore Punks Can’t Take It
06 I’m Smellin’ Myself
07 King of Fighters
08 News Alert
09 Simple Satisfaction
10 Sometimes I Gotta Get Stupid
11 Straight From the Big Bad West Coast
12 Land of Funk
13 Young Adrenaline

He’s currently on the road, armed with his new batch of tunes, for the Funkman Tour. Check him here:

04/29 New York, NY – BB Kings
05/01 Baltimore, MD – Goucher College
05/03 Philadelphia, PA – First Utilitarian Church
05/05 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
05/06 Columbus, OH – Skullys (late show)
05/07 Lexington, KY – Dame
05/08 Chicago, IL – Reggies
05/09 Madison, WI – High Noon
05/11 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
05/12 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
05/14 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
05/15 Denver, CO – Bluebird
05/16 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
05/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge