Stress: The Extinction Agenda
|Stress: The Extinction Agenda|
|Studio album by Organized Konfusion|
|Released||August 16, 1994|
|Studio||Battery Studios, Unique Studios and Power Play Studios in New York|
|Label||Hollywood BASIC / Elektra Records|
|Organized Konfusion chronology|
|Singles from Stress: The Extinction Agenda|
The group went outside its past self-production and got help from future star producers Buckwild and Rockwilder. The album features O.C. and A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip. The album's tone is generally darker than that of its predecessor, with subject matter falling under the album's title. The album is now out of print.
The cover was painted by the late Matt Reid AKA Matt Doo of Dooable Arts, who later committed suicide. Prince Po later would later write "Be Easy", a song dedicated to him from his album The Slickness. He also designed the cover for Company Flow's seminal Funcrusher Plus.
The Source gave it 4 stars out of 5 and said that, "The essence of Organized Konfusion is pure lyricism. More so than any other artists out now, Monch and Prince are masters of words and phrases... they become verbal contortionists, creating moving molecules of syllables and sounds." In 1998, the album was included as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.
Rap Pages said, "This is a must-have LP for any aspiring lyricist, as well as for avid fans who are tired of the saturated, unexceptional, untalented, crime-related, or sexual, close-minded MCs." Urban Latino said, "[Organized Konfusion] create a sophisticated hip-hop style that is often as innovative as it is infectious... there's enough head-bobbing and bounce-type material here to keep the attention of even the most jaded listener."
|1.||"Intro"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson||Organized Konfusion||2:03|
|2.||"Stress"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, C. Mingus, A. Best||Buckwild||4:03|
|3.||"The Extinction Agenda"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, H. Hancock||Organized Konfusion||3:59|
|4.||"Thirteen"||T. Jamerson, A. Best||Buckwild||3:54|
|5.||"Black Sunday"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson||Organized Konfusion||3:13|
|6.||"Drop Bombs"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson||Organized Konfusion||1:35|
|7.||"Bring It On"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson||Organized Konfusion||3:16|
|8.||"Why"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, A. Best||Buckwild, Organized Konfusion||4:10|
|9.||"Let's Organize" (featuring O.C. and Q-Tip)||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, P. Rushen, J. Davis, O. Credle||Organized Konfusion||4:21|
|10.||"3-2-1"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson||Organized Konfusion||3:26|
|11.||"Keep It Koming"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, J. Adderley||Organized Konfusion||3:58|
|12.||"Stray Bullet"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson||Organized Konfusion||3:44|
|13.||"Maintain"||L. Baskerville, T. Jamerson, D. Stinson||Rockwilder||4:19|
- "California Dreaming" by George Benson
- "Last Hope's Gone" by Butterfield Blues Band
- "Mingus Fingus No. 2" by Charles Mingus
- "Long Red" by Mountain
The Extinction Agenda
- "UFO" by ESG
- "Jagger the Dagger" by Eugene McDaniels
- "Kickin' Back" by Patrice Rushen
- "Melody 4 Thelma" by Blue Mitchell
Keep It Koming
- "Wind Parade" by Donald Byrd
- "New Position" by Prince
- "Nautilus" by Bob James
- "Death Wish" by Kool G Rap and DJ Polo
|US Billboard 200||187|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||28|
|Year||Song||Hot Rap Singles|
- 1/96, p. 64
- 9/94, p. 91
- 11/94, p. 25
- 10/94, p. 53
- "Organized Konfusion Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
- "Organized Konfusion Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2016.