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Del! The Funky Homosapien*No Need For Alarm

Genre:Hip Hop
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Tracklist

You're In Shambles3:27
Catch A Bad One3:47
Wack M.C.'s3:36
No Need For Alarm3:28
Boo Boo Heads4:37
Treats For The Kiddies3:59
Worldwide3:23
No More Worries3:27
Wrong Place4:37
In And Out3:44
Don't Forget4:38
Miles To Go3:08
Check It Ooout5:09
Thank Youse3:07

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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, VinylNo Need For Alarm
2×LP, Album, Stereo
Elektra – 61529-1US1993US1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm Instrumentals, 1993-12-17, VinylNo Need For Alarm Instrumentals
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Elektra – noneUS1993US1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CassetteNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 7559-61529-4UK1993UK1993
Cover of No Need For Alarm Album Sampler, 1993, CassetteNo Need For Alarm Album Sampler
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Elektra – PRCS-8889US1993US1993
Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CDNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 7559615292Australia1993Australia1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CDNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – CD 61529Canada1993Canada1993
Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CassetteNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 61529-4US1993US1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, VinylNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 61529-1US1993US1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CDNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 7559-61529-2Europe1993Europe1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CDNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 61529-2US1993US1993
Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, VinylNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 61529-1US1993US1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CassetteNo Need For Alarm
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WEA Records Ltd. – noneUK1993UK1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CassetteNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – C 102355, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – C 102355US1993US1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm (Instrumental Version), 1993, VinylNo Need For Alarm (Instrumental Version)
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Elektra – ED 5680US1993US1993
Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CDNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 61529-2, Street Knowledge Records (2) – 61529-2US1993US1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 1993, CassetteNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 61529-4US1993US1993
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 2004, VinylNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 61529-1, Traffic Entertainment Group – TEG 75506-1US2004US2004
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, 2013, CDNo Need For Alarm
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Elektra – 61529-1, Traffic Entertainment Group – TEG-75506-CDUS2013US2013
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, , CDNo Need For Alarm
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Cover of No Need For Alarm, , VinylNo Need For Alarm
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Not On Label (Del Tha Funkee Homosapien) – E93USUS

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FatAlbertRecords's avatar
hello, one to sell here , you can dm me
humanagainchris's avatar
Edited one year ago
1993 could easily be argued was the greatest ever for Hip Hop LP's this is up there as one of the greatest and the most underrated. Dels masterpiece. West Coast gold.
tiddlerz's avatar
tiddlerz
genius albums. way before its time. dbly viyl. just kidas having fun and expressing themselves, but but but SF in the 90s wasnt nornal, it was magic.
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CrashDDZ
What poster comes in this one? Anyone have a pic?
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maroko
Without trying to depict in a circumlocutory manner why is this Del Tha Funkee Homosapien's finest moment, I’ll come out with it and say his flow is perfected here, lyrics get laid over juicy underground old school phat beats, the spinning rhythms are constantly hilariously fresh, while the man himself, through a superlative accumulation of precise details or story narrating capacities, he can bring any scene vividly to life. Just check out Wrong Place.
Catch A Bad One is an epochal underground anthem for the ages. Feel that bent violin loop and the cracking beat, courtesy of Casual, who could not take a wrong step back then. It’s arguably the finest track he’s ever come out with, along with the more serious classic Del’s Nightmare.
Doing just about anything from tearing whack MCs spinal chords, crushing opponents ribs, talking shit about b****es, handling beef up in the neighborhood, cracking jokes and a whole array of other things. Check out his virulent verbal assault on Wack M.C.’s:
"What a jerk
you need to find rhymes that will work
You need to desert the rhymin’ field
you’re a nerd
your rhymin’ yields and stops
my rhymin’ shield deflects your puny rhymes
so do decline – any challenge!"
The production is flawless, not quite as mellow as on "’93 ‘til infinity", but along with Casual’s debut album, these three present the best the Hiero boys have to offer. Plenty scratches, great and well placed samples, jazzy beats, sometimes coupled with saxophone or piano passages.
The overall flow of the album is pretty innocent, mainly thanks to Del’s wit and flawless punch lines. A vast improvement upon his first album, yet not as futuristic, and ‘robot’ obsessed as some of his later albums. Even the cover art reeks quality, with the cool use of colors, his name written in graffiti and all, pure eye candy.
If my memory will me justice, I don’t recall this being as gargantuan as the first Souls Of Mischief album (haven’t listened to that one in literary ten years), but Del’s work has more replay value, and he maintained a high quality level of output during the whole time. Actually cross that, last thing I heard with his name on it was Deltron 3030, which I consider to be his second best to this gem.
I also see ha released an album on El-P’s once high and mighty Def Jux powerhouse. I wonder what it sounds like. Maybe it’s time to take another brief dive in this stuff. I remember the early Hieroglyphics stuff being particularly impressive, and this is a gem like few others you’ll come across. I remember having a ‘wow’ expression all over my face days after hearing "No need for alarm" for the first time. Top drawer stuff if you were down with any of the early Oakland orientated stuff!
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barryblunt
Edited 11 years ago
Besides the official Traffic repress there is an almost identical counterfeit pressing that came out around 2002/03 which has also been pressed in the USA.
It's easy to identify though:
- Most of the Elektra logos are missing
- The labels have a white background (with the big red E missing), instead of fading gray
- The SRC stamps in the rounout grooves are missing