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Stress Extinction Agenda


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Nov. 16 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B000000OCL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,073 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Stress
3. The Extinction Agenda
4. Thirteen
5. Black Sunday
6. Drop Bombs
7. Bring It On
8. Why
9. Let's Organize
10. 3-2-1
11. Keep It Koming
12. Stray Bullet
13. Maintain

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Before Pharoahe Monch started playing party games, he was working with partner Prince Poetry to put together three of the best albums in hip-hop history. Stress: The Extinction Agenda is the best of this musical triple crown. Every song has an ace beat that mixes loose, jazzy samples and tightly coiled snares. And every song features two of hip-hop's all-time greatest MCs doing their best work, using their voices like instruments to create performances that are intellectually stimulating and rhythmically bangin'. Pharoahe's verse on "Bring It On" is raw enough to force even the hardest MCs to consider careers as accountants. One warning: Q-Tip's alleged guest appearance on "Let's Organize" consists of him repeating the words "Bounce, let's organize" over and over again with minor variations as the song fades. And it's still a great song. --Joe Schloss

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By Masir on Dec 19 1999
Format: Audio CD
Its rare that i give an album a five star rating. Partly because my standards are high, but there are also no half-star ratings. That means you really have to draw the line on what is great and what is classic. But in the case of Organized Konfusion's second album, Stress: The Extinction Agenda, I think the five star rating is well deserved. Though not the most enjoyable album ever (at times the production becomes a little too gloomy, even for an underground act), that may be the only noteworthy setback, as it is certainly one of the most complicated records to speak of. That is a good thing too. The album has an intellectual edge that is at times unparalleled in hip-hop. Buy this album and you will be struck by lyricism. The obvious choices on display are Stray Bullet, Thirteen, and Bring it On. But there are others. Pharoahe Monch's now infamous line from Extinction Agenda, "who can you trust when a priest is now the beast", which may be the enduring question of underground laborers. Then there is Keep it Koming and Maintain, where Organized (especially Pharoahe) twist popular phrases and make them uniquely theirs. The aforementioned somber mood becomes movingly justified at the very end of Maintain as Pharoahe offers a subtle tribute to his father, who died during recording, by referencing to him on the last line of the album.
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By Masir on Dec 19 1999
Format: Audio CD
Its rare that i give an album a five star rating. Partly because my standards are high, but there are also no half-star ratings. That means you really have to draw the line on what is great and what is classic. But in the case of Organized Konfusion's second album, Stress: The Extinction Agenda, I think the five star rating is well deserved. Though not the most enjoyable album ever (at times the production becomes a little too gloomy, even for an underground act), that may be the only noteworthy setback, as it is certainly one of the most complicated records to speak of. That is a good thing too. The album has an intellectual edge that is at times unparalleled in hip-hop. Buy this album and you will be struck by lyricism. The obvious choices on display are Stray Bullet, Thirteen, and Bring it On. But there are others. Pharoahe Monch's now infamous line from Extinction Agenda, "who can you trust when a priest is now the beast", which may be the enduring question of underground laborers. Then there is Keep it Koming and Maintain, where Organized (especially Pharoahe) twist popular phrases and make them uniquely theirs. The aforementioned somber mood becomes movingly justified at the very end of Maintain as Pharoahe offers a subtle tribute to his father, who died during recording, by referencing to him on the last line of the album.
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By A Customer on July 14 1998
Format: Audio CD
Organized Konfusion's second effort, "Stress," is considered by many to be the most "slept on" album in rap music history. This album redefined lyricism, taking it places it had never before been. Pharoah Monch and Prince Poetry, who comprise O.K., have a message which is both conscious and real. One highlight of "Stress" is Stray Bullet, which is rhymed from the point of view of the bullet itself. Another gem is "Thirteen," where Monch flexes his unparalleled MCing skills. There are few acts out today who ca n match what Monch and Po are doing lyrically. The underground has already taken notice. Now, it is time for some mainstream recognition for these young, talented conscious urban poets. They inject nothing but positivity into an industry desperately in need for some. I recommend this album without any reservation, listing it in my personal top 5 hip hop albums of all time.
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Format: Audio CD
i am a hip-hop fan from greece and i've listened to a lot of rap albums.I especially like albums which have some street feelin inside like nas(illmatic),cnn(war report) talib kweli and oc to name a few.i was a pharoahe monch fan since his solo album and when i heard "STRESS" from O.K. i was so impressed that i was stuck with it for a long time and i am still.Pharoahe monch is one of the most prototype,intellectual,clever MC's i'ever heard and i like his style a lot...it's very terryfing....I hope OK bring us another joint just like it...We need a 4th album...
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i am a hip-hop fan from greece and i've listened to a lot of rap albums.I especially like albums which have some street feelin inside like nas(illmatic),cnn(war report) talib kweli and oc to name a few.i was a pharoahe monch fan since his solo album and when i heard "STRESS" from O.K. i was so impressed that i was stuck with it for a long time and i am still.Pharoahe monch is one of the most prototype,intellectual,clever MC's i'ever heard and i like his style a lot...it's very terryfing....I hope OK bring us another joint just like it...We need a 4th album...
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Format: Audio CD
For all those who profess their love for hip-hop, Organized Konfusion is your dream date. The group has a lyrical flow and prowess far beyond most of their peers and elevate, rather then debase, hip-hop music. Their ryhmes, while ferocious, are mature and intelligent. They are the anti-players, Puff Daddy's nightmare. It seems as if O.K. and those like them are a rare breed in hip-hop today, and for that reason you must not sleep on this album. Support O.K. and buy "Stress" because there are few acts as good as them today.
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