Equinox

The Equinox

by Organized Konfusion
     
 

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Quite possibly one of the most underrated East Coast rap groups, Organized Konfusion's Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch deliver an album full of stimulating lyrics and well arranged instrumentation on The Equinox, the group's third full length project. Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch have extended their artistic reach on this album through the production of 5 of the

Overview

Quite possibly one of the most underrated East Coast rap groups, Organized Konfusion's Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch deliver an album full of stimulating lyrics and well arranged instrumentation on The Equinox, the group's third full length project. Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch have extended their artistic reach on this album through the production of 5 of the album's 14 full- length songs. Each of the tracks produced by Organized is serious in atmosphere, moderate in tempo, and dominated by lower frequency tone colors. For example, "They Don't Want It" serves as a cautionary declaration to any competitors chanted over a sequence with saturated kick drums and synthesizer tones reminiscent of a pair of old church bells, deeply tolling on a rainy fall morning. "They Don't Want It" is followed by the first of a series of "skits" that tends to interrupt the musical flow from song to song, but convincingly contribute to an effect that makes listening to this album like a watching a movie. Other producers featured on this album include: Diamond D (on "Questions," a lyrical inquiry into the contemporary public's taste in rap music, delivered over an airy beat with resonating synthesizer treatments and horn samples with open tones on the chorus). Raheed (on "Soundman," a bouncy tune outlined by explanations of problems Organized has had with audio engineers and incompetent MC's) and Buckwild (on "Shuggah Shorty" and "Invetro," in which the listener is taken to the personal realm, as Organized discusses life history, problems, and pessimistic outlooks. Note that although the liner notes indicate only 20 tracks on this album, there are, in fact, 21 items; the last song on the album is a posse cut featuring the Medicine Men: three lyricist (individually unnamed) plus Prince and Pharoahe. Continuing in a pattern of rhymes that pull the listener in and allows them to be absorbed through involved lyrics and intriguing content, The Equinox features well structured material that will not disappoint a listener with musically and stylistically high standards.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/1997
Label:
Priority Records
UPC:
0049925056020
catalogNumber:
50560

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Performance Credits

Organized Konfusion   Primary Artist
Hurricane G   Vocals
Total Eclipse   scratching
Brian McLane   Guitar
Charles ?   Guitar
Kid Nyce   scratching
Winston Howard Mcqueen   Narrator
McLane   Guitar
Rude One   Vocals
Lee Stone   Bass
Harlem River Drive   Group
Mike ?   Vocals
Aponi   Vocals
Sonia French   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Organized Konfusion   Producer
Casper   Producer
Diamond D   Producer
Troy Hightower   Engineer
Tim "The Funky Red" Lathem   Engineer
Bob Power   Engineer
Tony Smalios   Engineer
Buck Wild   Producer
Earl Blaize   Engineer
Showbiz   Producer
Michael Gilbert   Engineer
Hard   Engineer
Art Shoji   Art Direction
Rockwilder   Producer
Brian McLane   Contributor
Kid Nyce   Contributor
Frances "Chunky" Martinez   Contributor
Ocee   Contributor
Xtreme   Contributor
Rasheed   Producer
Lee Stone   Contributor
Curtis Siggers   Contributor
Trina Stroman   Contributor
B. Fleming   Writer
Sonia French   Contributor
Pharoahe Monch   Contributor
Johnny Watson   Contributor
L. Baskerville   Composer
Chris Conway   Engineer

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