No Need for Alarm

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No Need For Alarm
Studio album by Del the Funky Homosapien
Released November 23, 1993
Recorded 1992-1993 at Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, CA
Genre Hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Golden age hip hop
Funk
Length 53:51
Label Elektra
Producer Del, Snupe, Casual, Domino, SD50's, Jay-Biz, A-Plus
Del the Funky Homosapien chronology
I Wish My Brother George Was Here
(1991)
No Need For Alarm
(1993)
Future Development
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]

No Need for Alarm is the second studio album by hip hop artist Del the Funky Homosapien. It was released on November 23, 1993 on Elektra Records. It was a complete departure from his G-Funk influenced first album and without the assistance of his older cousin, Ice Cube. Primarily produced by Del and the rest of his hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. No Need For Alarm would be one of three classic "Hiero Golden Age" albums the collective would release to critical acclaim (including Souls of Mischief's 93 'til Infinity and Casual's Fear Itself).

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Sample(s)
1 "You're In Shambles" Snupe *"Prelude I" by John Klemmer
*"Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers" by Del tha Funkee Homosapien
*"No Trespass" by Chubb Rock
2 "Catch A Bad One" Casual *"Rhapsody In Blue" by Deodato
*"Mrs. Parker of K.C.(Bird's Mother)" by Eric Dolphy
3 "Wack M.C.'s" Del
4 "No Need for Alarm" Domino *"Don't Change Your Love" by Five Stairsteps
*"Flat Backing" by Blue Mitchell
5 "Boo Booheads" SD50's *"Is It Him or Me" by Jackie Jackson
*"Waves" by Jeremy Steig
6 "Treats for the Kiddies" SD50's *"Destiny's Children" by Freddie Hubbard
7 "Worldwide" Casual
  • First verse: Del
  • Second verse: Unicron
*"Sing A Simple Song" by Sly & The Family Stone
8 "No More Worries" Domino
  • First verse: A-Plus
  • Second verse: Casual
  • Third verse: Del
  • Fourth verse: Snupe
*"Oh! Oh! Here He Comes" by Herbie Hancock
*"Part III" by Jerry Butler
9 "Wrong Place" Del *"What Do You Do In The Dark" by B.T. Express
10 "In and Out" Del *"I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)" by The Turtles
11 "Don't Forget" Domino *"Fire Eater" by Rusty Bryant
*"Tranquility" by Sam Rivers
*"(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" by Curtis Mayfield
12 "Miles To Go" Jay-Biz
13 "Check It Ooout" Del *"Sport" by Lightnin' Rod
14 "Thank Youse" A-Plus *"Catch A Groove" by Juice
*"Hallucinate" by The Crusaders

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
|U.S. Top Heatseekers
1993 No Need For Alarm 125 27 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
Hot Rap Songs
US
Dance
1993 "Catch A Bad One" 45
1994 "Wrong Place" 48 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r196315/review
  2. ^ Dimitri Ehrlich (December 10, 1993). "No Need for Alarm (1993)". Entertainment Weekly. Accessed June 22, 2011.
  3. ^ "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 

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