Da Storm
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Studio album by O.G.C.

Released

October 29, 1996

Recorded

October 1995 - July 1996

Studio

Chung King Studios
(Manhattan, New York)
D&D Studios
(New York City, New York)
WPGC-FM
(Washington, D.C.)
Platinum Island Studios
(New York City, New York)
Unique Recording Studios
(New York City, New York)

Genre

East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Boom bap, Underground hip hop

Length

50:37

Label

Duck Down Records / Priority Records

Producer

Baby Paul, Buckshot DA BD EYE EMCEE, DJ Evil D, DJ Ogee, E Swift, Lord Jamar, Mad Lib, Mr. Walt, Shaleek, ST Double E LE, Starang Wondah, Supreme, Tigger & his Hip Hop Critics

Da Storm is the debut studio album by American hip hop group O.G.C. It was released on October 29, 1996 under Duck Down Records and Priority Records. Recording sessions took place at D&D Studios, Chung King Studios, Platinum Island Studios and Unique Recording Studios in New York City and at WPGC-FM in Washington, D.C. from October 1995 to July 1996. Production was handled by Da Beatminerz, DJ Ogee, E-Swift, Steele and Shaleek with co-production by Lord Jamar, Buckshot, Madlib, Starang Wondah, and Supreme. It features guest appearances by Sadat X, Sean Black and Boot Camp Clik members: The Representativz, Bad Vybes, and M.S.

Da Storm peaked at #47 on the Billboard 200 and #10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album sold just over 200,000 copies in the United States. It was released with two singles: "No Fear" and "Hurricane Starang".

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Intro" - - Baby Paul, Starang Wondah (co.) 0:21
2. "Calm Before da Storm" O.G.C. McNair, Pearson, Powell, Yates Shaleek 3:26
3. "No Fear" O.G.C. Dewgarde, McNair, Powell, Yates Mr. Walt 4:09
4. "Boom... Boom... Fucking Prick" - - - 0:27
5. "Gunn Clapp" O.G.C. Dewgarde, McNair, Powell, Yates Mr. Walt 4:51
6. "Emergency Broadcast System" - - Tigger & his Hip Hop Critics 0:28
7. "Hurricane Starang" O.G.C. Dewgarde, McNair Mr. Walt 4:05
8. "Danjer" O.G.C. Hendricks, McNair, Powell, Yates Baby Paul 3:17
9. "Elements of da Storm" Yuwee the Ambasitor Barsi, Yates, Yates ST Double E LE, Supreme (co.) 2:06
10. "Da Storm" O.G.C. Dewgarde, McNair, Powell, Yates DJ Evil D 4:10
11. "Wild Cowboys in Bucktown" O.G.C., Sadat X, Sean Black Black, McNair, Murphy, Powell, Scott, Yates DJ Ogee 4:36
12. "God Don't Like Ugly" O.G.C. Hendricks, McNair, Powell, Yates Baby Paul, Buckshot DA BD EYE EMCEE (co.), Lord Jamar (co.) 4:46
13. "X-unknown" O.G.C. Dewgarde, McNair, Powell, Yates DJ Evil D 4:35
14. "Elite Fleet" O.G.C., M.S., The Representativz, Bad Vybes Bad Vybes, Hendricks, M.S., McNair, Powell, Reps, Yates Baby Paul 5:23
15. "Flappin" O.G.C. Brooks, McNair, Powell, Yates Eswift, Mad Lib (co.) 4:05

Notes:

Samples[edit | edit source]

No Fear

  • "E.V.A." by Jean-Jacques Perrey
  • "I Want to Thank You" by Lonnie Smith
  • "Louisiana Blues" by Climax Blues Band

Gunn Clapp

  • "Power" by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • "Tramp" by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas

Hurricane Starang

  • "New Spaces" by The John Payne Band

Danjer

  • "New Spaces" by The John Payne Band

Da Storm

  • "Lonely Jelly" by The Gentle Rain
  • "Don't Test Me" by Deborahe Glasgow and Shabba Ranks

Wild Cowboys in Bucktown

  • "The Hot Rock - Main Title" by Quincy Jones

God Don't Like Ugly

  • "Strictly Business" by EPMD

X-Unknown

  • "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts

Elite Fleet

  • "Past Days" by The John Payne Band
  • "Flava In Ya Ear" by Craig Mack

Flappin'

  • "Stockyard" by Galt MacDermot
  • "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers
  • "Paramahansa Lake" by Alice Coltrane
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