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Organized Konfusion [Vinyl]

Organized KonfusionVinyl
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)


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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Hollywood Basic
  • ASIN: B00008F0N1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #786,848 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Hip-Hop Album Of All Time. Bar none. September 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
10 out of 5 stars is ripping it off really badly. It's better than that.

No lyric is out of line, no beat is misplaced.

It's perfect.

Monch pretty much put himself into the top 10 with this CD itself. Example? Sure:

"I am one who is one with all things, thus the unorthodox I am

The paradox I am, the equinox extending my hand

into dimensions to unlock new doorways

And so the light has revealed to me that there must be more ways

And so I play with rhythms, for something more than a mere game

enabling me to advance in wisdom

Words will exist like vampires

No need for sunlight, from concentrations camps I escape

with my sanity -- in 2010 every man will be

subject to global warming, formless oval

Millions of locusts swarming

Seek and you shall find the deliverer of a rhyme

the intelligent one, utilizing the mind third vision

Surrounded by a three-sided figure, containing the brain

The triggering mechanism from which I strike

sight beyond sight, sound beyond sound

which comes from below the magma, the granite, the ground

The surface will seperate, dispersing harmful ashes

Your optics will not be able to detect

the deadly hypnotical gases

Damn it's hard to breathe!!! But if I got one breath left;

I'll suck wind from the valley of death, here I come

from the slums of earth to center

I reveal myself as a beast within a, unbreakable shell

Walkin through the doorways of Heaven -- or is this Hell?"

Say someone comes along using the ever popular "anyone can rap" statement.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pharoahe's Phinest June 8, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Pharoahe Monch and his partner in rhyme, Prince Poetry come correct on this early 90's debut. This CD has it all. If you like relevant, conscious hip-hop from back in the day, like the Native Tongues, then you will really like this CD. If you like old school party anthems, this album has something for you too.
Such politically juiced songs as "Prisoners of War", "Releasing Hypnotical Gases" , and "Open Your Eyes" are insightful to the national scale of the problems we all face, even over a decade later. And closer to home, "Rough Side of Town" and "Roosevelt Franklin" are tales from the hood, but don't think it's hard core posing and wannabe gangsta-ism, it's more of a social commentary.
There are some pretty funny jauns on this album too, like "Who Stole my Last Piece of Chicken?" and a lot of skits and funny one liners, and there are some head nodders, with great lyrical dexterity, such as "Walk into the Sun", "Organized Konfusion", and the aptly titled "Audience Pleasers".
If you liked Simon Says and maybe even got Internal Affairs, or just heard of Pharoahe Monch, you should get this CD right now, highly recommended. This is the Pharoahe at his best and you can definitely see how he developed as an MC, and his influences from
his early years to today.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prince Poetry and Pharoahe Monch = HIP-HOP GODS May 24, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I find "Organized Konfusion" (1991) to be one of the most rewarding listens to grace the hip-hop lexicon. Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch redefined lyricism with their relentlessly impenetrable styles. Whether it be odd time signatures, pitch fluctuations, or break-neck speed; these guys possessed all the skills to execute a brutal, but conscious gem that will live on forever. "Organized Konfusion" is arguably the first "underground" hip-hop album that was ever released due to it's cult status that has lived on since day one. At first, I wasn't sure if this was East Coast or West Coast rap. The brutal delivery and strong mic presence led me to believe that it was East Coast at first (which it is). On the other hand, they have such refined styles, and the ability to change pitch and tone in a piercing manner, even singing for a second or two at a time. They simply had flair and style that they pushed like West Coast emcees would. But no, this is seriously the best of both worlds. The album is superb from front to back, and well worth several full listens. In recent memory, I can't remember getting more excited while listening to an album than I have "Organized Konfusion". Hands down, in my top 5.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funk masta, think fasta June 18, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I first heard this album a year after its release... I was a young youth just listenin' for rhymes, a solid funky beat and some good mixin'. I clearly remember my favorite album at the time was "Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythms" by Tribe... OK reminded me of groups like LONS (especially "Fudge Pudge" with its back and forth style) I instantly fell for this album... I'd say its better than STRESS but that's just me. Where are you now, Prince? Five stars... special shouts out to Acey-- boy rocked the cold shot last night at the embassy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TOP 5 all time in hip hop May 7, 2003
By G. Mack
Format:Audio CD
I have mannnnnyyyyy classic hiphop albums in my collection, and this one is definately at the summit of my mountain of cd's. This album is also undoubtably the finest of the 3 Organized albums.
Both Pharaohe and Poetry are A+ emcees. And that is the bottom line. AND BY THE WAY. . . ignore the hype, this CD is better than their second "Stress;The extinction agenda". However it is a reallll close call, so pick up both classics. If your into poetic lyrics and funk then this is the one. . . If you like dark beats and angry lyrics then get the second. PEACE
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic!!! YOU CAN FIX THE AUDIO ISSUES.
A Classic!!! YOU CAN FIX THE AUDIO ISSUES. I was frustrated with this CD just like everyone else when I only heard it in one speaker. I even bought the vinyl for a temporary fix. Read more
Published on November 2, 2011 by Mark Concepts
1.0 out of 5 stars Not in Stereo
I, as others had the same problem with my disc here. Sound is only coming out of the left channel. It's un-listen-able. Read more
Published on May 31, 2011 by JB
5.0 out of 5 stars They Finally Fixed The Poor Sound Quality!
I've wanted this album for so long, but held off due to the negative reviews complaining about the poor sound quality. Read more
Published on March 17, 2009 by Supreme
5.0 out of 5 stars Organized Perfection!
This is seriously a great CD. Like most of the best CDs of all time, it hooks you in right from the start. I mean, there's not much I can say for it. Read more
Published on June 22, 2008 by Andrew K
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC ALBUM
Classic cd. You must cop this but be warned the cd has audio problems. You can only hear it out of one speaker. I am not sure what is going on. Read more
Published on July 8, 2007 by Steven Ortiz
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS CD
This is an awesome album. Sadly, I have the same problem as others have reported, the audio plays out of only 1 channel. Read more
Published on February 27, 2007 by M. Rando-Chanon
5.0 out of 5 stars BACK TO BASICS
I like this album but to me it's a little to "polictical" their skillz get covered up in the "message". IT'S ALRIGHT.
Published on November 4, 2006 by Hugh Springer
4.0 out of 5 stars In one ear and right out the other.
Ya'll got wack repressings or boots; 'cause my og pressing is fine in both ears.

This LP was a great introduction to Organized, but the second joint was their... Read more
Published on June 5, 2006 by D. Thomas
1.0 out of 5 stars Good Album, Bad CD
The album itself is great, but like everyone else said, the stereo only plays out of one ear. Attain a copy someone else
Published on May 9, 2006 by A. Sudarsky
1.0 out of 5 stars Rating for sound quality, not the album itself
This is a great album.

However, I had the same problem as another reviewer. The disc I received had very poor sound quality-- you could only hear music from one side of... Read more
Published on May 2, 2006 by Damon Nomad
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