No Need for Alarm

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No Need For Alarm
No Need for Alarm.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 23, 1993 (1993-11-23)
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length53:51
LabelElektra
Producer
Del the Funky Homosapien chronology
I Wish My Brother George Was Here
(1991)
No Need For Alarm
(1993)
Future Development
(1997)
Singles from No Need for Alarm
  1. "Catch a Bad One"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Wrong Place"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
RapReviews8/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[4]

No Need for Alarm is the second solo studio album by American hip hop musician Del the Funky Homosapien. It was released in 1993 through Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco and at Chung King House of Metal in New York City. Production was handled by Del himself along with A-Plus, Casual, Domino, Jay-Biz, Snupe and Stimulated Dummies.

The album peaked at number 125 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Nathan Rabin of AllMusic gave the album 3 stars out of 5, calling it "a challenging, unique, and uncompromising follow-up, one well worth picking up for anyone interested in either the evolution of West Coast hip-hop or just the evolution of one of its most talented, eccentric, and gifted artists".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."You're in Shambles"Snupe3:27
2."Catch a Bad One"Casual3:47
3."Wack M.C.'s"Del the Funky Homosapien3:36
4."No Need for Alarm"Domino3:28
5."Boo Boo Heads"SD50's4:37
6."Treats for the Kiddies"SD50's3:59
7."Worldwide"Casual3:23
8."No More Worries"Domino3:27
9."Wrong Place"Del the Funky Homosapien4:37
10."In and Out"Del the Funky Homosapien3:44
11."Don't Forget"Domino4:38
12."Miles to Go"Jay-Biz3:08
13."Check It Ooout"Del the Funky Homosapien5:09
14."Thank Youse"A-Plus3:07
Total length:54:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Teren Delvon Jones – vocals, producer (tracks: 3, 9, 10, 13)
  • Unicron – vocals (track 7)
  • Adam "A-Plus" Carter – vocals (track 8), turntables (tracks: 5, 7, 11, 14), producer (track 14)
  • Jon "Casual" Owens – vocals (track 8), producer (tracks: 2, 7)
  • Duane 'Snupe' Lee – vocals (track 8), producer (track 1)
  • Toure Batiste Duncan – turntables (track 1)
  • Jamie "Jay-Biz" Suarez – turntables (tracks: 12, 13), production (track 12)
  • Damian "Domino" Siguenza – producer (tracks: 4, 8, 11)
  • Stimulated Dummies – producers (tracks: 5, 6)
  • Matt Kelley – engineering (tracks: 1-4, 7-14)
  • John Gamble – engineering (tracks: 5, 6)
  • Tim Latham – mixing
  • Ross Yeo – assistant engineering
  • Adam Cudzin – assistant mixing
  • Joe Thomas – assistant mixing
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner – mastering
  • Scott Idleman – design
  • Carl Posey – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 125
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 27
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rabin, Nathan. "No Need for Alarm - Del the Funky Homosapien". AllMusic. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Ehrlich, Dimitri (December 10, 1993). "No Need for Alarm (1993)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  3. ^ Cantor, Paul (November 30, 2004). "Del the Funky Homosapien :: No Need for Alarm :: Elektra". RapReviews.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. p. 227.
  5. ^ "Del The Funky Homosapien Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Del The Funky Homosapien Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Del The Funky Homosapien Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2019.

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