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5.0 out of 5 stars A great moment in Hip Hop History, 8 Dec. 2005
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Before Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po went their separate ways to pursue solo carreers, they made some of the finest, purest hip hop of the early 90's - the golden age of hip hop! This was the first album they put out through Hollywood Records.

While some of the tunes have dated a little on the production side, most of them still hold up, especially when compared the weak, keyboard-demo style production of modern rap.

The sampling here is beautiful - Herbie Hancock, SOUL, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Skull Snaps, Bob James, Weather Report, Richard Pryor - and as emcees both of them are second to none. If you're looking for some true school hip hop that you may have missed, check this out now. You'll be pleased you did!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Organized Excellence, 6 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Organized Konfusion (Audio CD)
Organized Konfusion are the best hip-hop duo you've never heard of. Functioning as both producers and MC's, they take control of this record and relentlessly suck you in. From the opening few songs, you know this album is going to be killer. After a short funky instrumental intro, (Fudge Funk) we move into the catchy, party hip-hop of "Fudge Pudge," the absolute ear-candy of "Walk Into The Sun," the surging, political "Releasing Hypnotical Gases" and the aptly named, hip-hop for a summer's day, "Audience Pleasers." I've yet to find a greater opening salvo in a hip hop album. The album continues strongly with the politically charged "Prisoners Of War" and the tale of inner city violence with "The Rough Side Of Town," a standout for its "Southside! Southside!" chant and the odd Xylophone-type sound in the production. I feel the album strays a bit in the middle, but returns ever strongly with the humorous "Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken?" showing the duo's goofier side, and the fantastic "Open Your Eyes," punctuated with an utterly genius Herbie Hancock sample. Rounding off the album is the great yet oddly named "Intro," (considering it's the second last track) and a remix of "Chicken" for those who didn't get enough of it the first time. As a whole, the album is remarkable. It comes across in a lot of places as a sort of greatest hits album, as the songs are just that good. And what's worth remembering is that this is these guys' debut album! For newbies on the rap scene, these guys just ooze confidence. They know what they're doing alright, and aren't afraid to experiment a bit and do their own thing. In terms of production, this album rocks. Utilising both samples and live instrumentation on a few tracks, the production is imaginative, assured and fits absolutely perfectly with the lyrics. And as for the rapping... Pharaoh Monch and Prince Poetry will blow your mind. Lyrically they own, but their flows are what sets them apart. Pharaoh Monch in particular dominates, how he fits so many words into one line and can keep going at the same rate is something I will never know.
This is certainly an album you should own, no question about it. A fantastic duo that should have much more recognition.
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