FEATURE: The Making of No Need For Alarm with Del the Funky Homosapien

Most people who know me may not realize that I was born in Oakland, California. My family moved to White Plains, New York when I was five years old, so I grew up a New Yorker, but I always wondered to myself, “What kind of music would I be into if I still lived in Oakland?” And for that reason, Del was my dude. Listening to his shit made me feel connected to my roots in the Bay Area, and No Need For Alarm in particular was always one of my favorite albums.

To celebrate No Need For Alarm‘s 20th anniversary, which is today, I got on the phone with Del earlier this week to discuss the making of the album. It was a true honor and privilege to speak with him in detail about every song on the LP, and revisit the time period when it was put together. There are some entertaining stories in here for sure, including one about the time he took shrooms with Q-Tip at the Beastie Boys’ studio in New York. I hope the NahRight readers from my generation enjoy revisiting this Hieroglyphics classic, and the younger readers who may not be familiar with the album take the opportunity to listen along while Del tells the story of its creation.

Big shout to the OG Dante Ross for helping to set up the interview! Salute!

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Previously: Video Vault: The Top 20 Rap Videos of 1993


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9 Responses to “FEATURE: The Making of No Need For Alarm with Del the Funky Homosapien”

  1. Kid Cudi Says:

    Sir Michael Rocks – Premier Politics 1 & 2>>>>>>>>>>>>

    classics

  2. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    You was born at Highland Eskay????

    *Daps*

    Heiroghlyphics>>>>>>>

    Del>>>>>>>>

    Bay Area>>>>>>>

  3. Brolic Fonts Says:

    these features been pretty cool. How about site update and redesign bro, it’s about that time and it’s so much easier now. Probably in the works, looking forward to it.

  4. Jacques Derrida Says:

    How about site update and redesign bro, it’s about that time and it’s so much easier now.

    ^^^

    Yeah

    Nahright the only hiphop blog with the same day one design…

  5. Jacques Derrida Says:

    I hate to type it…

    But

    Tom Brady >>>

  6. Jacques Derrida Says:

    Ye on the breakfast club?

  7. Jacques Derrida Says:

    rip Derrick Rose’s career

  8. Kid Cudi Says:

    What’s good JD?

    I hate Kobe but I’m glad he getting paid

  9. Jacques Derrida Says:

    Chilling bro

    Hate? eh, Kobe is good money.

    I doubt we will see another athlete like him.

    Lakers did good by paying Kobe. If you can’t get him as many rings as Jordan might as well pay him like he is Jordan.

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