Oasis

by O.C. & A.G.

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Legendary New York MC's, O.C. & A.G. return from a brief hiatus to quench the thirst of hip hop fans worldwide. The album, refreshingly titled, OASIS, is executive produced by Show (of Showbiz & AG fame) and features stellar production by Show, Lord Finesse, E-Blaze, and Statik Selektah. O & A, longtime friends and crewmates, first collaborated together on the classic track "Weed Scented" and ever since then talked about doing a whole album together. "It was organic because the chemistry was so crazy, explains O.C. "The whole process was really pure and from the heart and hip hop fans are gonna love it!", says A.G. about their new album.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, O.C. grew up across the street from another lyrical legend, Pharoahe Monch of Organized Konfusion. That neighbor spawned O.C.'s recording debut in 1991 on Organized Konfusion's classic "Fudge Pudge. O.C. was on tour when he first ran into D.I.T.C. members Lord Finesse & Buckwild. After the tour, Buckwild and O.C. worked on a demo that would eventually become the Wild Pitch Records classic, "Word...Life" which contained the classic lyrical assault, "Time's Up", later featured in Eminem's biopic, '8 Mile'.

Andre the Giant, better known as A.G., began his rise to acclaim the day Lord Finesse showed up at his school to challenge any lyricist that dared to battle. A.G. stood up to Finesse, line for line and Finesse couldn't help but take notice of the hungry rapper. While in the studio contributing to Lord Finesse's LP "Funky Technician", A.G. met Showbiz for the first time. The bond was instant and the newly formed duo began their career by selling the self-financed "Soul Clap EP" out of the trunk of Show's Acura Legend coupe. Their first LP, "Runaway Slave", put the spotlight back on the Bronx and heavily influenced the whole modern East Coast style of rap. Their sound was a combination of mobster influence, thoughtful lyricism, and amazing production that became synonymous with the D.I.T.C crew.

With a combined 10+ albums under their belt, it's amazing how the guys stay relevant after all these years. A.G. explains, "For me, it's the passion, when you're passionate about something, you stay inspired, through the good and the bad." When speaking about the significance of the album title OASIS, O.C. adds "It's 2009 and both A.G. and myself have something new and fresh to offer. Fans have been searching for something like this for a long time and finally here it is."

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released November 24, 2009

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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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