Del the Funky Homosapien, No Need For Alarm
2021 02 26
2LP - TRAFFIC ENTERTAINMENT
International : Standard / Express delivery
France : Franco de port 125€HT
A1. You're In Shambles
A2. Catch A Bad One
A3. Wack M.C.'s
A4. No Need For Alarm
B1. Boo Boo Heads
B2. Treats For The Kiddies B3. Worldwide
C1. No More Worries (feat. A-Plus, Casual & Snupe)
C2. Wrong Place
C3. In And Out
D1. Don't Forget
D2. Miles To Go
D3. Check It Ooout
D4. Thank Youse
After breaking out of the Bay Area underground scene in the early 90s Del The Funky Homosapien made a radical turn with his sophomore release, 93’s "No Need For Alarm.” Casting aside the familiar G-funk vibe of his debut, perhaps as “No Need” was produced without the involvement of his cousin Ice Cube, he moved into a jazzier – some would say more East Coast direction on this project.
The verbal content on “No Need” shifted as well, moving away from comic interludes and towards a focus on battle raps. “No Need For Alarm” was produced with his Oakland based Hieroglyphics Crew with Domino, A-Plus and Casual all contributing beats making the record one of the three “Hiero Golden Age” releases (along with Souls of Mischief’s “’93 til Infinity” and Casual’s “Fear Itself”).
Though some critics are harsh on “No Need For Alarm” and claim it's not as strong an effort as Del’s debut, many disagree and see this release as being the first where Del really stood out. Regardless of which side of the fence one falls on that topic, it's without doubt that "No Need For Alarm" has stood the test of time and remains a challenging and uncompromising follow up from one of the most talented and eccentrically gifted artists to to ever emerge from the world of west coast hip hop.