The Equinox (album)

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The Equinox
Studio album by Organized Konfusion
Released September 16, 1997
Recorded Oct, 1996-Aug, 1997
Genre Hip Hop
Label Priority/EMI Records
0499 2 50560 2 0
P2-50560
Producer Organized Konfusion
Rockwilder
Diamond D
Buckwild
Rasheed
Showbiz
Casper
Organized Konfusion chronology
Stress: The Extinction Agenda
(1994)
The Equinox
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
MyMusic.com 3.5/5 stars link

The Equinox is the third and final album by heralded Queens Hip Hop duo Organized Konfusion, released on September 16, 1997, on Priority Records. The group branched out to work with a number of outside producers, including Diamond D, Showbiz, Buckwild and Rockwilder. The effort is a concept album, with tracks linked together by storytelling skits. Included on the album are two very ambitious tracks: "Invetro" and "Hate." The former gives voice to the unborn, with Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po rhyming as unborn twins, one hoping for their mother to get an abortion, the other praying for a chance to live, respectively, while the latter features Monch and Po rhyming as white supremacists. "Invetro" follows in the same steps as "Stray Bullet" from the group's previous album, giving voices to things that can not speak.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Interior Assassin's Car, 3:35 AM [Skit]" *Interlude*
2 "They Don't Want It!" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson Organized Konfusion Prince Po
3 "March 21, 3:45 AM [Skit]" *Interlude*
4 "9x out of 10" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson Organized Konfusion Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch
5 "Questions" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, J. Kirkland Diamond D Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch
6 "Soundman" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, J. Watson Rasheed Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po
7 "Move" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson Organized Konfusion Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po
8 "Confrontations" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, R. Lemay Showbiz Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch
9 "Life & Malice Exterior, Club, Night [Skit]" *Interlude*
10 "Numbers" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, T. Hogan Casper Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch
11 "Shugah Shorty" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, A. Best, Palmieri, Clash, Palmieri Buckwild Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch, Hurricane G
12 "Interior Car, Night [Skit]" *Interlude*
13 "Invetro" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, A. Best Buckwild Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch
14 "Chuck Cheese" L. Baskerville Organized Konfusion Prince Po, Rude One, Tha Ill Rahlos
15 "Interior, Marisol's Apartment [Skit]" *Interlude*
16 "Sin" T. Jamerson, T. Hogan Casper Pharoahe Monch
17 "Hate" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson Organized Konfusion Pharoahe Monch, Mike, Prince Po
18 "March 21, 3:47 AM [Skit]" *Interlude*
19 "Somehow, Someway" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, D. Stinson, A. Young, C. Broadus, Webster, Adams, Arrington, Waddington, Turner, Casey Rockwilder Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch
20 "Epilogue" *Interlude*
21 "United as One" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Billboard 200 141
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 29
Top Heatseekers 4