BioLodged into the hip-hop scene in 1990, Del started off his professional mceeing career writing lyrics for his cousin Ice Cube's crew, The Lench Mob at the age of 18. After he had his share of contributing to other people's albums, Del felt it necessary to go off and do his own thing. With the help of cousin Ice Cube, Del put out his first album in 1991 on the Elektra Recording Group entitled, I Wish My Brother George Was Here.
The album was met with critical acclaim, obtaining radio and video play nationwide. Yet, his cousin's influence on the album was profound. As a whole, the hip-hop community had mixed feelings about I.W.M.B.G.W.H. Some felt it to be just too corny, while others thought it the flyest shit out there. Yet, there was no denying Del had lyrical talent just waiting to bubble up. However, his obvious Parliament/Funkadelic-inspired beats (Courtesy cousin, Ice Cube), did seem a bit played. Del, not pleased with the album himself, took matters into his own hands, and completely severed his relationship with Ice Cube for his next album, No Need For Alarm (Dec., 1994).
"I [took] matters into my own hands, me and Hieroglyphics, you know what I'm sayin'?", states Del. No Need represented the independence Del sorely needed to express his creativity. In addition, we saw the emergence of Del's highly touted crew, Hieroglyphics, now consisting of members Souls of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love & JBiz (Now The Prose), manager and producer Domino and former Hiero member Snupe of Extra Prolific. Tracks such as "No More Worries" summoned the lyrical prowess of the Hiero crew in a torrential downfall. Around the same time, Del's protï¿½gï¿½s Souls of Mischief were rockin' heads with their debut album 93 Til Infinity. Hieroglyphics had profoundly etched themselves as a force to be reckoned with within the hip hop community.
No Need was Del's order to all wack emcees to step down from the mic. The album was a complete turn around from his previous effort, bringing forth darker and much harder beats, as well as a vastly original lyrical flare which we had a taste of two years prior on his b-side, "Eye Examination". Although the album did not live up to the expectations of Elektra Records, Del fans worldwide began to bond together and were soon evolving into a tribe of Hiero Heads.
Without any kind of prior notification, Elektra had sent Del a letter stating his contract's termination. Del was dropped from his label merely month's before his new album, Future Development was about to drop. Since then, we have seen the alliance of the Hiero Crew as a complete and independent whole, and an even more so centralized force, worldwide.