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No Need for Alarm

Del The Funky HomosapienAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Catch A Bad OneDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Wack M.C.'sDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. No Need For AlarmDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Boo BooheadsDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Treats For The KiddiesDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. WorldwideDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. No More WorriesDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Wrong PlaceDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. In And OutDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Don't ForgetDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Miles To GoDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Check It OooutDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 5:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Thank YouseDel Tha Funkee Homosapien 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 23, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: November 23, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HDO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,469 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Grown Man's Selection April 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard this album at the age of 14, my mind wasn't quite expanded enough to appreciate it. I definitely thought the beat on "Catch A Bad One" was out of this world, but I really couldn't get into his crazy style, which was so different than the rap that I was into at the current time. Now, as a college freshman with an aspiration to be a signed hip-hop artist and a well trained ear for hip-hop, I rank Del as one of my favorite MC'z. This is an incredible album if you are looking for something new(7 years old actually) and thought-provoking. Some of the dopest stuff coming out West!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic hip-hop April 12, 2000
By mike
Format:Audio CD
No Need for Alarm, Del's second album, remains his best to date (though I still haven't heard enough of his new disc, Both Sides of the Brain, to judge it...). Lyrically, he is unmatched, even today, and his flow is the most consistent of any MC out there. Though the beats on this album are certainly bumpin', it is Del's flow that takes center stage here. Released in '93, this album remains extremely relevant today, something that can be said of very few, if any, hip-hop albums. Del's style is unique and intelligent, Domino's production is tight and doesn't overpower the vocals, and the album's subject matter never drifts into gangsta posturing cliche: all Del's concerned with is rapping and showing off his skills. And I'm impressed. Check out Catch a Bad One, BooBoo Heads, Worldwide, No More Worries (feat. Hieroglyphics crew), Don't forget.... Whatever, they're all hip hop classics
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 - Established Del as One of My Favorite MCs January 22, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I'd heard some Del before this album. I had the Deltron 3030 and I'd heard his Gorillaz stuff and I'd enjoyed it quite a bit but it didn't really leave me hungry for more. I had him pegged as one of those left-field rappers that sound like geniuses if you're in the right mood but are unappealing the rest of the time. What I should have taken into account was that Deltron and the Gorillaz were both concept projects, not representative of Del as whole. I finally picked up this album because I'd heard good things and was straying from hardcore stuff into more laid-back hip-hop. When I listened to it, I was feeling it in a way I hadn't felt an album in a long time.

Now Del is one of my favorite MCs. This album showcases everything he does well. He has a very distinctive flow, delivering all his rhymes in a catchy fun sort of way instead of straightforwardly. This would keep his raps interesting even if you ignored the lyrics...but if you did that you'd be missing out. His rhymes are always clever, largely consisting of battle raps but with some storytelling and other things mixed in. Again, it helps that he has a catchy and fun way of saying things. He also spices it up with a slightly more advanced vocabulary than the average rapper has. What makes him so appealing is just his general attitude. Del seems to look at the world in a very humorous light, taking even constant bullets flying and police brutality as just some of life's absurdities. With this style, he manages to be gritty and laid-back at the same time. His voice also deserves mention. Del is one MC who couldn't possibly be mixed up with anyone else, with his thick but smooth sound.

The beats match the rhymes perfectly. They consist mostly of funky jazz loops, with the old-school acoustic drums to match.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Need 4 Alarm! April 16, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Okay, one-this album is mad tight, who cares what Del writes about, he could flow better about fresh cottage cheese than 50 cent could on any subject. You need to face facts, Del is one of the illest emcees when it comes to flow. Every song is saturated with crazy rhymes and you just wonder how he got so awesome.

Two-The beats are ill! People tell me all the time that this album would be a lot better if the beats suited the songs. Those people are idiots, all the beats fit the songs well, and are constantly incorporating new elements. Catch A Bad One features a cello for god sakes!

Three-This album doesn't show it's age!!! Some CDs that I listen to from this era *cough*nativetoungues*cough* do show their age. (Please don't click no just because of that last comment it's just my personal opinion...) It's easy to say that an album from 10 years ago shows its age, hell albums from 5 years ago show their age. Hip-hop is an ever-developing genre, however it's developing for the worse, and if it shows its age then good! That should be a breath of fresh air from the garbage on the radio now.

All I ask you to do is pick up this CD, and possibly ignore the people I nay-sayed on my comments above. I believe I bring valid arguments to each subject. Pick up this CD, it isn't dumb or aged. It's just a great example of how a flow-master does it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best... ever February 6, 2004
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Format:Audio CD
I got this album back when it was first released, I was in high school at the time. Back then, most people had only heard Del's first full length release "I wish my brother George was here" popular for songs like "Mr Dobalina" and "Dr Bombay". What most people missed were the hidden gems included as B-sides to these songs when they were released as singles. Songs like "Burnt" and "Eye Examination" revealed a side of Del that strayed from the clowning funk style on the full length. Jazz samples took the place of funk and a much more advanced side of Del was breaking from his "I wish my brother..." mold. These B-sides paved the way for Del's "No Need for Alarm" Souls "93 til Infinity, and Casuals "Fear Itself". While all 3 of these albums are an important part of the Hieroglyphics collection, Del's "No Need for Alarm" is my favorite and still stands the test of time to this day.
Del's still going strong, Hieroglyphics rock on...
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4.0 out of 5 stars catch a bad one
Del and the hieroglyphics is one of the best hip hop groups on the west coast. When everyone was saying that the west had no real, skills they killed the game. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Iakoka
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Del
This album was my first introduction to Del, and 18 years later I'm still a fan and this still holds up as a great piece of art. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Christopher P. Edmonds
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Real Hip-Hop
Even if the subject is fairly constant, even if many of the tracks are battle-raps, there's no mistaking that the beats and flow of the lyrics are second to none. Read more
Published on April 19, 2007 by Jeremy A. Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars (4+half) Sound the ALARM for a hiphop genius!!!
This is the album that really re-enforced DEL's standing amongst the hiphop fraternity. After his debut "I Wish My Brother George Was Here" he was given more creative control and... Read more
Published on March 28, 2007 by gavin redmond
4.0 out of 5 stars Del shows his flow-
Del's second release is technically stellar; the production is classic early 1990's: simple, layered, catchy loops. The real standout, however, is Del's flow. Read more
Published on November 18, 2006 by J. B Forgione
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Del Album
This isnt the best Del album but still doesnt mean its a classic. I thought Deltron 3030 and I wish My Brother George Was Here, is better but this album is still highly recomended... Read more
Published on October 9, 2006 by Robert Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars "Still Tried To Harm Me, But You Don't Alarm Me!" (4 stars)
1993, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien hit many fans with album No Need For Alarm, his second release on Electra Records. Read more
Published on June 22, 2006 by Chandler
4.0 out of 5 stars shows its age but still a great release
if I could describe this album in one word it would be great. Great production and pretty good Mc skills the beats are starting to show their age but this is a good intro to one of... Read more
Published on September 24, 2005 by joehiphophead
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better then his debut
This is even more smoother then his debut plus he has some of the other Heiroglyphics members here. It does not have the big name songs and singles of his first album but the... Read more
Published on August 12, 2005 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars YEAHH!!!
Del's linguistic skills allow him to chase his flows down and always jump around the beat. This LP displays it perfectly. Solid production and very tight raps*
Published on August 5, 2005 by Jimmy Garcia
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