Organized Konfusion
Organized Konfusion


3.5
great

Review

by somberlain USER (64 Reviews)
March 14th, 2011 | 24 replies


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Promising debut that gave us a glimpse of this duo’s great (lyrical) talents

Starting off as the “Simply II Positive MCs,” Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po thankfully changed their name to Organized Konfusion. The duo’s debut single, the lighthearted “Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken?” although good, was not the most accurate representation of Organized Konfusion. That would be resolved with their debut album which would show that there was much more depth to their lyrics.

Prince Po is a very good MC, unfortunately for him, Pharoahe Monch is a lyrical virtuoso and establishes that fact on the first track ‘Fudge Pudge’, which also includes the album’s sole guest appearance, future D.I.T.C. member O.C. Monch’s commanding voice overshadows the other two MCs on this track who are great lyricists in their own right but Monch is simply on another level, he truly sounds like the prototype MC with lyrics like:
I hit the hook HEAVY
Ready no chitter-chatter I figure since I'm bigger why pitter-patter
Pouncing on particular poets who persist to portray professional punks
You're just a pussy [MEOW] cat when I'm decking you
Disrespecting you, clever whenever I select a new dialogue
One plus one get it together


Simply reading Organized Konfusion’s lyrics however doesn’t even begin to do them justice because of their flow and just the way they effortlessly put words together, this goes for both members although Prince Po’s nondescript voice makes him sound like the lesser of the two. ‘Releasing Hypnotical Gases’ is a mesmerizing, lyrical tour de force as Po and Monch trade verses and then speed up the tempo as well as the beat for the second go around.

The weakness of this album lies in its production, often described as a “darker A Tribe Called Quest”, their jazzy beats simply are not on the level of Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s work and often deaden the impact of Po and Monch’s amazing lyricism. Produced entirely by Organized Konfusion themselves, the beats often do not match the quality of the lyrics, occasionally as on ‘Audience Pleasers’ the jazzy horns and guitars fit the track perfectly, not to mention the memorable hook sung by Po and Monch.

Organized Konfusion is a hit-and-miss album, starting off very strong but fading towards the second half. After the outstanding ‘Audience Pleasers’, there is a considerable drop-off and at a running time of nearly one hour, there isn’t enough going on to hold the listener’s interest. Po and Monch are lyrical revelations (Monch more so) on their debut but they didn’t quite put everything together on this album.


Recommended Tracks:
Releasing Hypnotical Gases
Fudge Pudge
Audience Pleasers



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somberlain
March 14th 2011


2121 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I find Stress to be a much better album

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2011


31174 Comments


Now you're just starting to piss me off

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somberlain
March 14th 2011


2121 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

told you I was gonna do it!
but seriously I don't like this album nearly as much as their next

porch
March 14th 2011


8460 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this rules

Urinetrouble
March 14th 2011


5760 Comments


good review somb

if you gave stress: the extinction agenda this score i'd have to hunt and kill you

Maniac!
March 14th 2011


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

U bitch. I was gonna review this

JustJoe
March 15th 2011


1399 Comments


My thoughts, exactly, somby.

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Tupik
March 15th 2011


672 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Love this album, the beats are a bit bland though

BigHans
March 15th 2011


26454 Comments


Have heard parts of this, they pretty much rule. Good job, pos.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
March 15th 2011


23828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

people here have been trying to get me to get this for ages, perhaps I finally will.

nice review.

somberlain
March 16th 2011


2121 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I thought more people would disagree with my rating, guess Deviant is wrong and not me

Psilocyanide
March 24th 2011


1823 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nah Deviant's right.

random
June 28th 2011


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Insight, foresight, more sight, the clock on the wall reads a quarter past midnight.

NoEv
August 3rd 2011


1 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album Rating: 3.5

Good debut album... some weak beats on there though.

random
February 11th 2012


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"I'm tricky in a joust, plus I'm down with Mickey Mouse".

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012


18492 Comments


this rules hard

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Maniac!
February 11th 2012


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Stress destroys this

FranzSchubert
April 17th 2012


811 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Releasing the Hypnotical Gases is one of the best hip hop songs ive ever heard

random
May 8th 2012


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"When I proceed to light the party in the summer, it's something like Mardi Gras".

random
June 24th 2012


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I love "Fudge Pudge" and "Who Stole My Last Piece of Chicken?"



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