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.
No Need For Alarm (CD, Album, Club).
Album · 1993 · 14 Songs.
Del was born Teren Delvon Jones, August 12, 1972, in Oakland, California. Del was part of his cousin Ice Cube’s backing band Da Lench Mob and made his first solo album, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, with support from his cousin in 1991. Critics and fans had mixed opinions about the album, many feeling that Del’s and Cube’s styles weren't an ideal match.
Ultimately Del, who was not pleased with the limited musical range of the album, severed his production-artist relationship with Ice Cube for his next album, No Need for Alarm. No Need for Alarm saw the introduction of the Oakland clique Hieroglyphics, whose original members included Souls of Mischief (Opio, A-Plus, Phesto and Tajai), Casual, Pep Love, Del, and producer Domino. No Need for Alarm helped to expose both the regional Oakland sound of hip hop, as well as the freestyle based, "golden era 90s" style of hip hop being expanded at the time.
Speaking with Daniel Isenberg of Nah Right, Del spoke on numerous topics including his cousin Ice Cube’s influence on the album’s creation as executive producer. No Need For Alarm was released on November 23, 1993 via Elektra Records.
|A1||You're In Shambles|
|A2||Catch A Bad One|
|A4||No Need For Alarm|
|A5||Boo Boo Heads|
|A6||Treats For The Kiddies|
|B1||No More Worries|
|B3||In And Out|
|B5||Miles To Go|
|B6||Check It Ooout|
NotesSides are labelled:
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 7559-61529-4 5
|7559-61529-2||Del! The Funky Homosapien*||No Need For Alarm (CD, Album)||Elektra||7559-61529-2||Europe||1993|
|E93||Del! The Funky Homosapien*||No Need For Alarm (2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial)||Not On Label (Del Tha Funkee Homosapien)||E93||US||Unknown|
|7559-61529-2||Del! The Funky Homosapien*||No Need For Alarm (CD, Album, RP)||Elektra||7559-61529-2||Europe||Unknown|
|61529-1, TEG-75506-CD||Del! The Funky Homosapien*||No Need For Alarm (CD, RE, Dig)||Elektra, Traffic Entertainment Group||61529-1, TEG-75506-CD||US||2013|
|61529-2||Del! The Funky Homosapien*||No Need For Alarm (CD, Album)||Elektra||61529-2||US||1993|