CLASSIC footage. Circa 1992 from Toronto’s Much Music. The Undisputed Masters of Charisma and the mighty Organized Konfusion…both in their post-debut album metamorphosis…giving us a glimpse into their respective futures. The UMC’s were molting from their futuristic Native Tongues’esque exoskeletons to take on a more standard form of hoodies-and-40-belows type of rapid syllable-flipping hardcore rap, ’93-’94 East Coast steez.
On the OK side of things, we get a fragment of what Monch was about to unleash as he spits a tidbit of his mind-fuckingly ill verse from ’94’s “The Extinction Agenda”…which makes it even more mind-fuckingly ill that it was perhaps conceived in ’92. Prince Po ends things on a happy note with a quick off-the-tippy freestyle (a real freestyle)…but really this clip is about the technicality, originality, naturality, versatility, blah blah blah exhibited by Monch upon execution. Check Hass G’s expression during said highlight.
Although I feel like the verses all ended type abruptly, this still remains an archival gem. Courtesy of TheMeaningOfDope…one of the freshest blogs up.
What more can I say? Well, these are two of my favorite Hip Hop duos of all-time…not to mention two of the most “ahead-of-their-time” duos in Hip Hop (those who followed after the likes of Public Enemy and Ultramagnetic MC’s). Buy these two LP’s and you will not regret your existence:
(you probably know at least 2 people, under the age of 25, who choose to dress like this today…except with tight, colored Levi’s replacing the saggy jeans, and a much louder variation of the Air Max 90’s…same hair and hoodies though)
1991. Amazing. Yep.
And just to further prove the claims of OK’s ahead-of-their-time’ness, here’s the aforementioned song which features Monch’s verse in it’s entirety:
“The Extinction Agenda” (off of their 1994 sophomore classic, Stress: The Extinction Agenda)
Yep, I’m done