No Need for Alarm
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Studio album by Del the Funky Homosapien

Released

November 23, 1993

Recorded

April 1992 - January 1993

Studio

Hyde Street Studios
(San Francisco, California)
Chung King House of Metal
(Manhattan, New York City)

Genre

West Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

Length

53:51

Label

Elektra Records

Producer

A-Plus, Casual, Del the Funky Homosapien, Domino, Stimulated Dummies, Jay-Biz, Snupe

Del the Funky Homosapien chronology

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No Need for Alarm is the second studio album by American rapper and Hieroglyphics member Del the Funky Homosapien, released in November 23, 1993 on Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place in April 1992 to January 1993 at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, California and Chung King House of Metal in Manhattan, New York City. The album marks a complete departure from his G-funk influenced debut and the assistance of his cousin Ice Cube. The album is primarily produced by Del himself along with A-Plus, Casual, Domino (producer), Jay-Biz, Snupe and The Stimulated Dummies

The album peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200, #27 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. No Need for Alarm spawned the singles: "Catch a Bad One" and "Wrongplace".

The album was released to positive reviews. It has since become one of the three classic "Hiero Golden Age" albums, alongside 93 'til Infinity by Souls of Mischief and Fear Itself by Casual.


Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "You're in Shambles" Del Snupe 3:27
2. "Catch a Bad One" Del Casual 3:47
3. "Wack M.C.'s" Del Del 3:36
4. "No Need for Alarm" Del Domino 3:28
5. "Boo Boo Heads" Del SD50's 4:37
6. "Treats for the Kiddies" Del SD50's 3:59
7. "Worldwide" Del Casual 3:23
8. "No More Worries" Del, A-Plus, Casual, Snupe Domino 3:27
9. "Wrongplace" Del Del 4:37
10. "In and Out" Del Del 3:44
11. "Don't Forget" Del Domino 4:38
12. "Miles to Go" Del Jay-Biz 3:03
13. "Check It Ooout" Del Del 5:09
14. "Thank Youse" Del A-Plus 3:07

Samples[edit | edit source]

You're In Shambles

Catch a Bad One

  • "Mrs. Parker of K.C. (Bird's Mother)" by Eric Dolphy
  • "The Rainmaker" by The 5th Dimension

Wack M.C.'s

No Need for Alarm

  • "Flat Backing" by Blue Mitchell
  • "Don't Change Your Love" by The Five Stairsteps
  • "Go Where I Send Thee" by Masta Ace

Boo Boo Heads

  • "Waves" by Jeremy Steig
  • "It Is Him or Me" by Jackie Jackson

Treats for the Kiddies

  • "Destiny's Children" by Freddie Hubbard
  • "Consciousness" by Eric Kloss
  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Iron Butterfly

Worldwide

No More Worries

  • "Part III" by Jerry Butler and Jerry Peters
  • "South Street Stroll" by Freddie Hubbard
  • "Bubble Gum" by 9th Creation
  • "Keep on Keepin' On" by Rose Royce
  • "Oh! Oh! Here He Comes" by Herbie Hancock

Wrongplace

  • "What You Do in the Dark" by B.T. Express

In and Out

  • "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)" by The Turtles

Don't Forget

  • "Tranquility" by Sam Rivers
  • "Fire Eater (Album Version)" by Rusty Bryant
  • "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" by Curtis Mayfield

Miles to Go

  • "New Orleans" by Nat Adderley
  • "Gyspy Woman" by Curtis Mayfield

Check It Ooout!

  • "Sport" by Lightnin' Rod feat. Kool & the Gang
  • "Turn Off the Radio" by Ice Cube

Thank Youse

  • "Catch a Groove" by Juice
  • "Hallucinate" by The Crusaders
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