Organized Konfusion ‎– Stress: The Extinction Agenda

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Hollywood BASIC ‎– HB-61406-1
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A1 Intro
Producer – Organized Konfusion
1:58
A2 Stress
Producer – Buckwild
4:00
A3 The Extinction Agenda
Producer – Organized KonfusionScratches – D-Ave
3:56
A4 Thirteen
Producer – Buckwild
3:52
A5 Black Sunday
Producer – Organized Konfusion
3:15
A6 Drop Bombs
Producer – Organized Konfusion
1:30
A7 Bring It On
Producer – Organized Konfusion
3:14
B1 Why
Co-producer – Organized KonfusionProducer – Buckwild
4:07
B2 Let's Organize
Producer – Organized KonfusionVocals [Guest Vocalist] – O-Cee*, Q-Tip
4:18
B3 3-2-1
Producer – Organized Konfusion
3:22
B4 Keep It Koming
Producer – Organized Konfusion
3:56
B5 Stray Bullet
Producer – Organized Konfusion
3:42
B6 Maintain
Producer – Rockwilder
4:18

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© & ℗ 1994 Hollywood BASIC.
Distributed by Elektra Entertainment, a division of Warner Communications Inc., a Time Warner Company
Made in the U.S.A. by WEA Manufacturing
A2, A5, A7, B1, B4, B5 recorded at Unique Studios (New York, NY)
A3, A4, A6, B2, B6 recorded at Battery (New York, NY)
B3 recorded at Power Play Studios (Long Island City, NY)
A1, A2, A5, A7, B1, B5 mixed at Unique Studios (New York, NY)
A3, A4, A6, B2, B4, B6 mixed at Battery (New York, NY)
B3 mixed at Power Play Studios (Long Island City, NY)
Mastered at The Hit Factory Mastering, Inc. (New York, NY)
Cover art for Dooable Arts

A2 contains a sample from "Mingus Fingus No. 2" as recorded by Charles Mingus
A3 contains a sample from "Rain Dance" as recorded by Herbie Hancock
A5 contains a sample from "Freedom Death Dance" as recorded by Eugene McDaniels
B2 contains a sample from "Kickin' Back" as recorded by Patrice Rushen
B3 contains a sample from "Melody For Thelma" as recorded by Blue Mitchell
B4 contains a sample from "Sack Of Woe" as recorded by Cannonball Adderley
B5 contains a sample from "Wind Parade" as recorded by Donald Byrd and "Who Sey Me Dun" as recorded by Cutty Ranks

Pressing plant identified by the runout groove stamps

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 2061-61406-1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Scanned): 720616140616
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): ST-ED-61406-A1 1-1 HFM cg
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): ST-ED-61406-B2 1 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout all sides, stamped): SRC (Large S with the R and C in the loops)
  • Rights Society: BMI

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deltr0n

deltr0n

December 29, 2017
long overdue for a official repress. this album is so essential.
quantumj4k

quantumj4k

September 28, 2017
Damn I wish they would re-release this on vinyl. In my opinion this is the best album of hip hop's second golden era (early to mid 90's) . Seriously, probably my favorite rap record of all time, and I started listening to the music in the mid 80's (1984).
PrinzPoldi

PrinzPoldi

May 26, 2015

Just a brilliant Masterpeace!!!
soulkings

soulkings

November 28, 2009
edited over 8 years ago

I have been listening to a lot of 90's hip-hop again recently, after a break of a couple of years. A lot of the stuff from the era sounds dated now, you notice how the samples are "flying" in and the production skill is less of a mystery these days. However this LP is one of a few examples of an opposite nature. Just like "3 feet high and rising" from De La Soul for it just refuses to sound abused. This second LP of Organized Konfusion totally rocks me, but it doesn't try to rock production wise. The snare and drum sounds are kind of thin compared to other things from 1994, but it leaves the instrumental tracks a lot more space to breath and develop their full jazzy deepness. It also feels less loop based than other LP's from around that time, but uses the jazz and funk samples like they tried to create a proper jazz LP with hardcore rap's over it, definitely one of the most creative hip-hop LP's out there. No fillers, all killers and great to listen through, until the end without getting boring or too loopy.

The raps from Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch fit the nature of the music very well, pure creativity in the vein of what hip hop is all about, bringing the definition of skill and style to the next level. The colourful language and rhythmic finesse in their flow strike a balance between the peacefully blunt and raw and street.
Just listen to "Bring it on", "Black Sunday", "Let's Organize", "Keep It Koming", "Stray Bullet" or the single "Stress" to hear for yourself.

The cover is pure dopeness and was released on the obscure Hollywood Basic Label. This is one of the classics from the golden era of hip hop.
In my book, it rates alongside
Main Source "Breaking Atoms",
De La Soul "3 feet High and Rising",
Diamond D "Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop"
or
Gang Starr "Step in the Arena"

Thank you Guys for giving me a good time listening to this again and again!