Del The Funky Homosapien No Need For Alarm on 2LP
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, 1993’s No Need For Alarm. Casting aside the familiar G-funk vibe of his debut, perhaps as No Need For Alarm 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 the album shifted as well, moving away from comic interludes and towards a focus on battle raps. It 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 claim it's not as strong an effort as his 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, it's without a 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 ever emerge from the world of west coast hip hop.
Del The Funky Homosapien No Need For Alarm Track Listing:
1. You're In Shambles
2. Catch A Bad One
3. Wack M.C.'s
4. No Need For Alarm
5. Boo Boo Heads
6. Treats For The Kiddies
1. No More Worries (feat. A-Plus, Casual & Snupe)
2. Wrong Place
3. In And Out
4. Don't Forget
5. Miles To Go
6. Check It Ooout
7. Thank Youse