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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Dec 19 1999
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Masir (Atlanta, GA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Stress Extinction Agenda (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
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Masir (Atlanta, GA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Stress Extinction Agenda (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
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This review is from: Stress Extinction Agenda (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
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Nektarios Sourgias (GREECE ATHENS) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Stress Extinction Agenda (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
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Nektarios Sourgias (GREECE ATHENS) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Stress Extinction Agenda (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 Do not sleep on this album, it is required listening..., March 27 1999
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This review is from: Stress Extinction Agenda (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 Fried Chicken, May 2 2003
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This review is from: Stress Extinction Agenda (Audio CD)
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. It's better for a down, reflective day, when things haven't gone so good, and you need to remember that other thinking people have tried to articulate what this culture is doing to them. `Black Sunday' is a jewel. Sometimes, like on `Bring it on', the album reminds me of the old Brand Nubian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, April 28 1999
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This review is from: Stress Extinction Agenda (Audio CD)
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. Pharaoh Monche's lyrical delivery on this album (13, Bring it On, Stray Bullet) is groundbreaking in the way that Rakim has been throughout most of his career. Their most recent LP "Equinox" was a big disappointment. That makes this one stand out even more. BUY IT!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars DOpE!, Oct. 17 2003
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P. Mcmahon "Skeeter" (Dallas) - See all my reviews
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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! in a Group Peroid the only consideration is Kast,GMob and ATCQ but they are all commercial this is the dopest album by a group tied with the first cop equonix to thow anythin is dope from o.k. buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as debut, March 12 2004
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P. Mcmahon "Skeeter" (Dallas) - See all my reviews
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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. Forget the 50 cents the eminems the chingys and check out real dope hip hop
Favorite Track: Stress and Bring it on and the whole disc!
10 of 10 lyrics 10 of 10 beats
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