Organized Rhyme

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Organized Rhyme
OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
GenresHip hop, Comedy hip hop
Years active1990–1993, 2011
LabelsA&M Records
Past membersTom Green (a.k.a. MC Bones)
Greg Campbell (a.k.a. DJ Pin or Pin The Chameleon)
Geordie Ferguson (a.k.a. DJ Signal)

Organized Rhyme was a Canadian hip hop group based in Ottawa, Ontario.[1][2]

The group became one of the first Canadian rap acts to sign a record deal with a major label (A&M Records)[2][3][4] and the video for their debut single "Check the O.R." won the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rap Video in 1992.[5] Comedian Tom Green was one of the group's founding members.[6][7]


Organized Rhyme was formed in 1990 by Tom Green (a.k.a. MC Bones), Greg Campbell (a.k.a. DJ Pin or Pin The Chameleon) and Geordie Ferguson (a.k.a. DJ Signal).[1][6][7] The group signed with A&M Records in 1991.[2][3] The group released their debut album Huh!? Stiffenin Against the Wall in 1992.[2] That same year the video for their first single "Check the O.R.", won the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rap Video.[5] In 1993 "Check the O.R." was also nominated for a Juno Award in the category of Best Rap Recording, but the song lost to "Keep It Slammin'" by Devon.[2]

The group toured with such artists as The Barenaked Ladies, Dream Warriors and Maestro Fresh Wes.[8] They disbanded shortly after the release of their first album.[1][8]

Green's 2005 rap album Prepare for Impact included a bonus DVD that contained both a live solo-performance of "Check the O.R." as well as a recording of the original music video.[9]

Organized Rhyme reunited and recorded a new video for "Check the O.R." for the 2011 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, Quebec.[1]


Huh!? Stiffenin Against the Wall (1992)[edit]

1."Prelude 1"0:43
2."Head for the Border"3:22
3."Bring the Horns"4:38
4."Luv 2"3:52
5."Prelude 2"0:55
6."Warm and Easy"3:16
7."Check the O.R."4:13
8."Armadillo Song"2:52
9."Cookies and Crackers"3:49
10."The Rain Song"4:11
12."Prelude 3"0:27
13."The Idiots"4:04
14."The Cutting Song"1:24
15."Prelude 4"0:36
16."Dabbling on the Mic"3:28
17."Mind Your Business"2:35
18."Prelude 5"0:41
19."Happy Song"3:55
20."Luv 1"3:05
21."Prelude 6"0:39
22."Check the O.R. (Bikini Drifter Mix)"4:48

"Check the O.R." single (1992)[edit]

Side A
1."Check The O.R. (Armadillo Mix)"4:10
2."Check The O.R. (Rosebush Daddy Mix)"6:13
Side B
1."Check The O.R. (Armadillo Ex-tenda Mix)"5:07
2."Check The O.R. (Bikini Drifter Mix)"4:46

"Check the O.R." remix single (2000)[edit]

Side A
1."Check The O.R. 2000 (Remix)"6:24
2."Check The O.R. 2000 (Perry Alexander Remix)"4:24
Side B
1."Check The O.R. 2000 (Tyson Remix)"5:02
2."Check The O.R. 2000 (Original Mix)"4:20

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Adams, Gregory (3 November 2011). "Organized Rhyme: "Check the O.R. Redux" (video)". Exclaim!. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bliss, Karen (3 June 2005). "Green makes CD with Beasties producer". Jam!. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Caudeiron, Daniel (5 February 1994). "Oh Canadian Rap Searches For Its Identity". Billboard. Vol. 106 no. 6. Nielsen Business Media. p. 41. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. ^ Weinfeld, Morton (1999). Ethnicity, Politics, and Public Policy: Case Studies in Canadian Diversity. University of Toronto Press. p. 80. ISBN 9780802080271.
  5. ^ a b Allison (29 May 2015). "#TBT: 25 Years of Hip Hop Video of the Year". Bell Media. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b Green, Tom (2004). Hollywood Causes Cancer: The Tom Green Story. Crown. p. 27. ISBN 9781400052714.
  7. ^ a b Hawkins, Shannon (2000). Tom Green: Udder Insanity. ECW Press. ISBN 9781550224061. 1990 Tom Green, Greg Campbell, and Geordie Ferguson form the rap group Organized Rhyme
  8. ^ a b "Organized Rhyme". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  9. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (1 February 2006). "Tom Green: Prepare for Impact". Exclaim!. Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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