Members Of Das EFX & Organized Konfusion Led A Sick Cypher. This Is The Remix (Audio)
Two of the most heralded New York City Hip-Hop acts introduced at the top of the 1990s were Das EFX and Organized Konfusion. Das, a duo of Skoob and Dray, made platinum noise when they launched with 1992’s Dead Serious. Produced by EPMD, and fixtures of the Hit Squad, these MCs would expand to rock closely with KRS-One, Pete Rock, and Mobb Deep. As for O.K., Prince Po (f/k/a Prince Poetry) and Pharoahe Monch would release three celebrated LPs—working with Q-Tip, O.C., and Cella Dwellas.
As both duos are still making new music together, Skoob and Po appeared on First Division’s 2015 song “C.D.C. (Cypher For Disease Control).” The record also featured Torae, Supastitution (a/k/a Kam Moye), and Baron of Red Clay. True to its name, the track was a buffet of bars served raw.
One of First Division’s members, Shylow, has now remixed “C.D.C.” Considering revamping the whole Soulspazm Records LP, he let the first look out of the bag.
As far as guests outside the group, Skoob follows with a stutter or two in his verse, to make things trademark. Supa’ follows, before Torae waxes a clinic in cadence. Prince Poetry enters next with his nimble flow and compound rhymes. Baron plays clean-up at last.
Even in the studio setting, this has the feel of a true cypher. The beat lets the MCs shine, but Shylow’s drums hit all the marks of the various verses.
Even with the proper vaccinations, it’s hard not to catch the sickness here.