Organized Rhyme

Organized Rhyme was a Canadian hip hop group based in Ottawa, Ontario.[1][2]

Organized Rhyme
OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
GenresHip hop, Comedy hip hop
Years active1990–1993, 2011
LabelsA&M Records
Associated actsDream Warriors
Past membersTom Green (a.k.a. MC Bones)
Greg Campbell (a.k.a. DJ Pin or Pin The Chameleon)
Geordie Ferguson (a.k.a. DJ Signal)

The group became one of the first Canadian rap acts to sign a record deal with a major label (A&M Records)[2][3][4] and the video for their debut single "Check the O.R." won the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rap Video in 1992.[5] Comedian Tom Green was one of the group's founding members.[6][7]

HistoryEdit

Organized Rhyme was formed in 1990 by Tom Green (a.k.a. MC Bones), Greg Campbell (a.k.a. MC Pin or Pin The Chameleon) and Geordie Ferguson (a.k.a. DJ Signal).[1][6][7] The group signed with A&M Records in 1991.[2][3] The group released their debut album Huh!? Stiffenin Against the Wall in 1992.[2] That same year the video for their first single "Check the O.R.", won the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rap Video.[5] In 1993 "Check the O.R." was also nominated for a Juno Award in the category of Best Rap Recording, but the song lost to "Keep It Slammin'" by Devon.[2]

The group toured with such artists as The Barenaked Ladies, Dream Warriors and Maestro Fresh Wes.[8] They disbanded shortly after the release of their first album.[1][8]

Green's 2005 rap album Prepare for Impact included a bonus DVD that contained both a live solo-performance of "Check the O.R." as well as a recording of the original music video.[9]

Organized Rhyme reunited and recorded a new video for "Check the O.R." for the 2011 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, Quebec.[1]

DiscographyEdit

Huh!? Stiffenin Against the Wall (1992)Edit

No.TitleLength
1."Prelude 1"0:43
2."Head for the Border"3:22
3."Bring the Horns"4:38
4."Luv 2"3:52
5."Prelude 2"0:55
6."Warm and Easy"3:16
7."Check the O.R."4:13
8."Armadillo Song"2:52
9."Cookies and Crackers"3:49
10."The Rain Song"4:11
11."Papercuts"5:29
12."Prelude 3"0:27
13."The Idiots"4:04
14."The Cutting Song"1:24
15."Prelude 4"0:36
16."Dabbling on the Mic"3:28
17."Mind Your Business"2:35
18."Prelude 5"0:41
19."Happy Song"3:55
20."Luv 1"3:05
21."Prelude 6"0:39
22."Check the O.R. (Bikini Drifter Mix)"4:48

"Check the O.R." single (1992)Edit

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Check The O.R. (Armadillo Mix)"4:10
2."Check The O.R. (Rosebush Daddy Mix)"6:13
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Check The O.R. (Armadillo Ex-tenda Mix)"5:07
2."Check The O.R. (Bikini Drifter Mix)"4:46

"Check the O.R." remix single (2000)Edit

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Check The O.R. 2000 (Remix)"6:24
2."Check The O.R. 2000 (Perry Alexander Remix)"4:24
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Check The O.R. 2000 (Tyson Remix)"5:02
2."Check The O.R. 2000 (Original Mix)"4:20

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Adams, Gregory (3 November 2011). "Organized Rhyme: "Check the O.R. Redux" (video)". Exclaim!. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bliss, Karen (3 June 2005). "Green makes CD with Beasties producer". Jam!. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Caudeiron, Daniel (5 February 1994). "Oh Canadian Rap Searches For Its Identity". Billboard. Vol. 106 no. 6. Nielsen Business Media. p. 41. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. ^ Weinfeld, Morton (1999). Ethnicity, Politics, and Public Policy: Case Studies in Canadian Diversity. University of Toronto Press. p. 80. ISBN 9780802080271.
  5. ^ a b Allison (29 May 2015). "#TBT: 25 Years of Hip Hop Video of the Year". mmva.muchmusic.com. Bell Media. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b Green, Tom (2004). Hollywood Causes Cancer: The Tom Green Story. Crown. p. 27. ISBN 9781400052714.
  7. ^ a b Hawkins, Shannon (2000). Tom Green: Udder Insanity. ECW Press. ISBN 9781550224061. 1990 Tom Green, Greg Campbell, and Geordie Ferguson form the rap group Organized Rhyme
  8. ^ a b "Organized Rhyme". cbc.ca. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  9. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (1 February 2006). "Tom Green: Prepare for Impact". Exclaim!. Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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