A highly stylized and surprisingly coherent concept album, 3030 tells the story of Deltron Zero (Del's alter ego), battling against huge corporations that rule the universe in a post-apocalyptic fiction. The lyrics, laden with extravagant allusions to outer space and an industrial society overrun with technology are more reminiscent of Afrofuturists like Sun Ra and George Clinton, while the expert production and crackling hooks of Dan the Automator keep the album connected to the trio's hip-hop roots.
The members of Deltron 3030 are, for lack of a better phrase, the futurists of the hip-hop world. After listening to "Virus," one of Deltron's most recognizable tracks, I'm sure Julian Assange would have them on his iPod.
On iTunes: Deltron 3030 / "Virus"