Stress: The Extinction Agenda
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Studio album by Organized Konfusion

Released

August 16, 1994

Recorded

May 1993 - January 1994

Studio

Unique Studios
(New York City)
Battery Studios
(New York City)
(Power Play Studios)
(Long Island, New York)

Genre

Hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

Length

45:28

Label

Hollywood BASIC / Elektra

Producer

Buckwild, Organized Konfusion (exec.), Rockwilder

Organized Konfusion chronology

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Organized Konfusion (1991)

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The Equinox (1997)

Stress: The Extinction Agenda is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Organized Konfusion, released in August 16, 1994 on Hollywood BASIC and Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Unique Studios, Battery Studios and Power Play Studios in New York City from May 1993 to January 1994. The production was handled by Organized Konfusion, Buckwild and Rockwilder. It includes guest appearances by Q-Tip and O.C. The album's tone is generally darker than that of its predecessor, with subject matter falling under the album's title. The album cover was painted by the late Matt "Doo" Reid.

The album peaked at #187 on the US Billboard 200 chart and #28 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Stress: The Extinction Agenda released the lead single "Stress", which peaked at #50 on the Hot Rap Singles chart

In 1998, it was selected by The Source as one of the 100 Best Albums.


Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Intro (1994)" Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po Baskerville, Jamerson Organized Konfusion 1:58
2. "Stress" Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch Baskerville, Jamerson Buckwild 4:00
3. "The Extinction Agenda" Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch Baskerville, Jamerson Organized Konfusion 3:56
4. "Thirteen" Pharoahe Monch Baskerville, Jamerson Buckwild 3:52
5. "Black Sunday" Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po Baskerville, Jamerson Organized Konfusion 3:15
6. "Drop Bombs" - Baskerville, Jamerson Organized Konfusion 1:30
7. "Bring It On" Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po Baskerville, Jamerson Organized Konfusion 3:14
8. "Why" Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po Baskerville, Jamerson Buckwild 4:07
9. "Let's Organize" Q-Tip, Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch, O.C. Baskerville, Credle, Davis, Jamerson Organized Konfusion 4:18
10. "3-2-1" Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch Baskerville, Jamerson Organized Konfusion 3:22
11. "Keep It Koming" Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch Baskerville, Jamerson Organized Konfusion 3:58
12. "Stray Bullet" Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po Baskerville, Jamerson Organized Konfusion 3:42
13. "Maintain" Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch Baskerville, Jamerson Rockwilder 4:18

Samples[edit | edit source]

Intro (1994)

  • "California Dreaming" by George Benson

Stress

  • "Last Hope's Gone" by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • "Mingus Fingus No. 2" by Charles Mingus
  • "Pot Belly" by Lou Donaldson
  • "Long Red" by Mountain

The Extinction Agenda

  • "Rain Dance" by Herbie Hancock
  • "Funky Drummer" by James Brown
  • "Moon Germs" by Joe Farrell

Thirteen

Black Sunday

  • "Jagger the Dagger" by Eugene McDaniels

Why

  • "Light My Fire" by Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger and the Trinity
  • "The Rill Thing" by Little Richard

Let's Organize

  • "Kickin' Back" by Patrice Rushen
  • "Blind Alley" by The Emotions

3-2-1

  • "Melody for Thelma" by Blue Mitchell

Keep It Koming

  • "Opus V" by The Ramsey Lewis Trio
  • "Sack O' Woe" by Cannonball Adderley
  • "Wah Wah Man" by Young-Holt Unlimited

Stray Bullet

  • "You and the Music" and "Wind Parade" by Donald Byrd
  • "Nautilus" by Bob James
  • "Death Wish" by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

Maintain

  • "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" by James Brown
  • "Don't Change Your Love" by The Five Stairsteps
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