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Organized Konfusion

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Group Members: Prince Po, Pharoahe Monch, Pharaohe Monch

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Organized Konfusion are a Queens-based duo who specialize in intelligent rhymes, to the detriment of their usually lackluster production. Formed by neighborhood friends Prince Poetry and Pharoahe Monch, who began rhyming as Simply 2 Positive, Organized Konfusion began working with producer Paul C and scored a deal with Hollywood Records for their 1991 self-titled debut album. Three years later, the duo returned with Stress: The Extinction Agenda, their last album for the label. Organized Konfusion moved to the more rap-conscious Priority label for 1997's The Equinox, a song cycle following the life and times of two inner-city teens.

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