O​-​Zone Originals

by O.C.

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Originally released on two vinyl EPs, the "O-Zone Originals" compilation is finally here by popular demand! After debuting on Organized Konfusion's "Fudge Pudge" single, an unsigned emcee named O.C. started traveling with them when they did promotional shows. It was on The Source Magazine College tour in 1993 that O.C. first met a producer named Buckwild, who was deejaying for Lord Finesse at the time. A creative union was formed and when O.C. was signed to MC Serch's Serchlite production company, the two started working on demos together.

No Sleep Recordings is proud to not only present those demos, but also rare tracks that O.C. recorded with DJ Ogee, Da Beatminerz, Eclipse and others. Spanning the years of 1993 to 1996, the track-listing of this CD explores the early stages of preparation for O.C.'s classic debut album; "Word.Life" all the way through to his essential second release "Jewelz". Included are previously unheard / unreleased songs, 12" only remixes, rare radio promos, and more! This is straight up dopeness from one of the greatest lyricists ever, working with some of the best producers of the mid-90s. D.I.T.C. from this era never disappoints and it is a special treat for Hip-Hop heads everywhere to finally unearth these tracks!

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released September 20, 2011

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O.C. New York

Omar Credle, best known by his stage name, O.C., represents Brooklyn and Queens, NY. From his early beginnings as part of the Organismz crew w/ Organized Konfusion, to becoming a staple member of the legendary D.I.T.C. crew, O.C. has solidified his stature in hip hop for almost 25 years strong. A master of vivid imagery, profound lyrics, real life introspect, clever wordplay and confident flow. ... more

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