Stress: The Extinction Agenda

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Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Studio album by Organized Konfusion
Released August 16, 1994
Recorded 1993-94
Studio Battery Studios, Unique Studios and Power Play Studios in New York
Genre Hip hop
Length 45:34
Label Hollywood BASIC / Elektra Records
Producer Organized Konfusion
Organized Konfusion chronology
Organized Konfusion
(1991)Organized Konfusion1991
Stress: The Extinction Agenda
The Equinox
(1997)The Equinox1997
Singles from Stress: The Extinction Agenda
  1. "Stress"
    Released: March 14, 1994

Stress: The Extinction Agenda is the second full-length album by Queens hip hop duo Organized Konfusion, released on August 16, 1994, on Hollywood BASIC.

Album information[edit]

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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
The Source 4/5 stars link 9/10 stars link

Stress: The Extinction Agenda was well received and is considered to be an underground hip hop classic. Spin magazine included it on Spin's list of the "10 Best Albums You Didn't Hear In '95".[1]

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."[2] 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."[3] 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."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
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




The Extinction Agenda


Black Sunday


Let's Organize


Keep It Koming

Stray Bullet



Chart (1994) Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 187
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 28


Year Song Hot Rap Singles
1994 "Stress" 50

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 1/96, p. 64
  2. ^ 9/94, p. 91
  3. ^ 11/94, p. 25
  4. ^ 10/94, p. 53
  5. ^ "Organized Konfusion Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Organized Konfusion Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2016.