Monday, March 21, 2005

The More Emotion I Put Into It

Almost inexplicably, solo rappers rarely release great back-to-back albums. Nas kicked off his career with a certified classic and a very solid It Was Written. Every other act with 4.5 to 5 star efforts in succession tend to be of the group variety: ATCQ, De La, Mobb Deep, BDP, PE. While we all got stomach punched by Raekwon and Snoop, others have not disappointed. Amerikka's Most Wanted and Death Certificate. Ready To Die and Life After Death. And the most overlooked in my opinion, Word...Life and Jewelz. While I would not argue either OC album to be the wartless five mic-er, both were soild, deep, refreshing, and important. How many choruses sampled "Time's Up?" Today and tomorrow, some OC tracks you may have missed:

Buckwild f/ OC: Burn Me Slow MP3 (Still Diggin EP, 1999, Kurrup Money) (Buy It)
OC and Ras Kass: Action Guaranteed MP3 (Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1, 1999, Rawkus) (Buy It)
OC: O-Zone MP3 (unreleased demo version)


At 2:39 AM, Blogger v funk said...

You're writing about the rapper O.C. and I'm writing about the telly show the O.C. What the hell happened to me?

At 10:52 AM, Blogger chronwell said...

OC smash u sissies! I like the album version of O Zone better but this is dope still! On a 2K5 check O's new shit called Starchild available wherever backpack rap is sold!

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

both red and meth had solid 1/2 albums. even though T2000 shoulda been about 8 tracks shorter.

At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yeah... burn me slow is a classic in my book. great loop, great chorus, tight uptown rhymes. is that primo on the beat?

At 6:02 PM, Blogger Robbie said...

Nice work on the OC demo. You can tell why they re-recorded it, but it's great to hear the original lyrics. As for the song with Ras, that was a huge dissapointment considering what both of them are capable of.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Robbie said...

Did you notice that Buck used the exact same beat he gave Royal Flush for his first album on "Burn Slow"? He didn't even rearrange it.

At 6:42 PM, Blogger Rizoh said...

O.C. is a monster. I own a copy of Starchild and it's a must-buy for everyone.


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