After breaking out of the Bay Area underground scene in the early 90s with "I Wish My Brother George Was Here", Del The Funky Homosapien made a radical turn with his sophomore release, 1993's "No Need For Alarm". Casting aside the familiar G-funk vibe of his debut, he moved into a jazzier, some would say more East Coast, direction with production by the Hieroglyphics crew of Domino, A-Plus, Casual and Del himself with contributions from the SD50s.
The verbal content on the album shifted as well, moving away from comic interludes and towards a focus on battle raps. Though some critics are harsh on "No Need For Alarm" and claim it's not as strong an effort as Del's debut, many disagree and see this release as being the first where Del really stood out. Regardless of which side of the fence one falls on that topic, it's without doubt that "No Need For Alarm" has stood the test of time and remains a challenging and uncompromising follow up from one of the most talented and eccentrically gifted artists to to ever emerge from the world of West Coast hip hop.
To commemorate the album's 30th anniversary, Get On Down is proud to present a limited edition double coloured vinyl pressing with a stamped numbered OBI and fold out poster. Limited to 1500 copies.