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Stress Extinction Agenda

Organized Konfusion Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Dec 19 1999
By Masir
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Dec 19 1999
By Masir
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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5.0 out of 5 stars This LP is a hip hop classic, hands down. July 14 1998
By A Customer
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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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST UNDERGROUND ALBUM I'VE EVER HEARD! April 26 2001
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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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST UNDERGROUND ALBUM I'VE EVER HEARD! April 26 2001
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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By A Customer
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as debut
this album is the answer to people who said the beats werent chunky enough on the celph titled debut it is what defines hip hop today. Read more
Published on March 12 2004 by P. Mcmahon
5.0 out of 5 stars And Album I would love to own
These 2 our great MCs if all these songs are any where near
Stree count me in on buying this
Published on March 11 2004 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as nice as debut
you should have picked this one up already before i started typing this the ones who thought the 1991 debut was weak on beats well here is your answer
10 of 10 lyrics 10 of 10... Read more
Published on Jan. 27 2004 by P. Mcmahon
5.0 out of 5 stars DOpE!
Almost if not just as good as the first buy everything from O.K. do not bur this buy it Monch and Po are the greatest off all time! Read more
Published on Oct. 17 2003 by P. Mcmahon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fried Chicken
Borrowed the demo from the radio station I worked at 8 or 9 years ago and I'm still listening to it. This album is no mood lifter. Read more
Published on May 2 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars hot hot hot hot
this is crazy phat its banging like the capital of thailand ceck out stray bullit
Published on June 21 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars classic hiphop!
Amazing second album by Prince Po and Pharaohe Monch. Classic stuff!! Don't miss out on this one!
Published on Jan. 24 2001 by "madstylez"
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
This album is a rare gem even down to the cover art. It reeks of creativity. I think that this is definitely the group at it's best. Read more
Published on April 28 1999
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