It was projected to be a monumentus return. Prince
Po, Pharoahe Monche, and newly added member O.C. had planned to re-introduce Organized
Buckwild, Large Professor, and DJ Premier were
all rumored to be on the boards. Even AllHipHop.com was excited enough to make
this album one of the Top 5 for 2004.
But after speaking to Organized Konfusion member
Prince Po over the weekend, all hopes are lost.
"I’m not going to feed into that Organized
s**t anymore," Prince Po told AllHipHop.com. "I feel I have a responsibility
to my true fans to just keep making good music. [As] far as Pharoahe and O.C.,
they’re doing things and I wish them the best. O.C. always had some hidden problem
with me and he has to face those demons that make him so angry at a person who
put him on his first record. I met O.C. through Monch and I only tried to do
positive things for him. I don’t owe him s**t and God knows everything I did
for and with him was an act of loyalty and good faith. But he’s out for self
and I’m good with that."
But despite the disputes concerning added third member O.C., Prince Po seemed
to have a softer regard for his partner of fifteen years. Prince Po added affirmation
to the rumors of Pharoahe signing with Shady Records.
"I really hope all goes well with Pharoahe
and Shady," Po confessed. "I love Pharoahe because I seen him evolve
from a beat boxer to an MC, damn near over night. He’s one of my favorite MC’s.
He has an old soul that’s funky. See, it’s becoming too much of a political
thing to make this Organized thing happen and it takes the fun out of making
the actual music. Many fans await that album and it’s a blessing to have people
demanding your material, but I think it’s a slap in the face of fans when you
complicate the process of making music with all these petty demands, requirements
Prince Po has redirected his energies towards
his solo album, The Slickness on the independent Lex Records. That album
drops this month with appearances from Raekwon, Rell, and MF DOOM.
Production is being handled by Madlib, J-Zone
and Jemini. Next month, Po’s label, Nasty Habits will launch with the release
of an untitled compilation.