Founding Hieroglyphics crew member Del the Funky Homosapien is taking a break from his Hiero Imperium homebase to release The 11th Hour on EL-P’s Definitive Jux label. This will be the Richmond, CA-based artist’s first solo endeavor since 2002’s Both Sides of the Brain, and if rumors are true, we should expect Del’s humorous banter (previously he’s rapped about things like videogames and intergalactic battles) on the mic to shine through, reminding us that hip-hop doesn’t have to be 100% pissed off to be worth a listen. The album drops February 26.

If you’re keen to catch Del on the road, it really is the eleventh hour. Head out to one of these few remaining dates to see the man in action.

11/08 Portland, OR: Roseland
11/09 Seattle, WA: Showbox
11/10 Eugene, OR: Wow Hall
11/11 Chico, CA: Senator Theater
11/13 San Francisco, CA: Slims
11/14 San Francisco, CA: Slims