Organized Konfusion (album)

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Organized Konfusion
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Studio album by Organized Konfusion
Released October 29, 1991
Recorded 1990-1991
Genre Hip hop
Length 56:40
Label Hollywood BASIC / Elektra Records
Producer Organized Konfusion
Snap & The Foolish Mortals
Kid Nyce & So Unique
Organized Konfusion chronology
Organized Konfusion
(1991)
Stress: The Extinction Agenda
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com 10/10 stars[2]
The Source 4/5 stars[3]

Organized Konfusion is the eponymous debut album by Queens Hip Hop duo Organized Konfusion. The album was released on October 29, 1991 under Hollywood BASIC. The album and the group have received a large cult following throughout the years. The record was originally given a rating of 4 out of 5 in The Source in January 1992.[4] The effort has received perfect ratings from many sources, including Allmusic and RapReviews. Group members Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po were praised for their highly skilled lyrical ability, making use of intelligent vocabulary and metaphors. The content on the album ranges from light-hearted tales ("Who Stole My Last Piece of Chicken?" "Audience Pleaser"), to extreme, politically influenced songs ("Releasing Hypnotical Gases," "Prisoners of War"), to religious influence ("Open Your Eyes"). AMG writer Stanton Swihart wrote in All Music's album review:

—Stanton Swihart[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fudge Funk"   1:04
2. "Fudge Pudge" (featuring O.C.) L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, O. Credle 5:31
3. "Walk Into The Sun" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 5:05
4. "Releasing Hypnotical Gases" L. Baskerville, T. Jamersons 5:15
5. "Audience Pleasers" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 3:33
6. "Jiminez Criqueta" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 1:25
7. "Prisoners Of War" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 4:36
8. "The Rough Side Of Town" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 4:47
9. "Organized Konfusion" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 4:48
10. "P.S. 48"   1:43
11. "Roosevelt Franklin" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 3:58
12. "Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken? (Remix)" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 3:31
13. "Open Your Eyes" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 4:57
14. "Intro" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 2:17
15. "Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken?" L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson 4:05

Samples[edit]

Fudge Funk

Fudge Pudge

Walk Into the Sun

Releasing Hypnotical Gases

Audience Pleasers

Jiminez Criqueta

Prisoners of War

The Rough Side of Town

Organized Konfusion

P.S. 48

Roosevelt Franklin

Open Your Eyes

Intro

Who Stole My Last Piece of Chicken?

As sampled by other musicians

A lyric from "Releasing Hypnotical Gases" ("Insight, foresight, more sight, the clock on the wall reads a quarter past midnight") was sampled by DJ Shadow as the introduction to the track "Midnight in a Perfect World" on his 1996 album Endtroducing......[6]

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1991 Walk into the Sun - - 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews.com review
  3. ^ The Source review
  4. ^ Matty C (January 1992) Original Album Review. The Source.
  5. ^ "Organized Konfusion" (Album Review by Stanton Swihart). Retrieved n.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ Lee, Jordan (1 May 2013). "Midnight In A Perfect Sample". WYMS. Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015.