O.G. Original Gangster
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Studio album by Ice-T

Released

May 14, 1991

Recorded

July 1990 - January 1991

Studio

Syndicate Studios West
(Los Angeles, CA)
Widetracks
(Los Angeles, CA)
Dodge City Sound
(Los Angeles, CA)
Fox Run Studios
(Los Angeles, CA)

Genre

Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

Length

72:17

Label

Sire Records / Warner Bros.

Producer

Afrika Islam, Beatmaster V, Bilal Bashir, DJ Aladdin, Ice-T, Nat the Cat, SLJ

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O.G. Original Gangster is the fourth studio album by American rapper Ice-T, released in May 14, 1991 on Sire Records. Recording sessions took place at Syndicate West Studios, Widetracks, Dodge City Sound and Fox Run Studios in Los Angeles from July 1990 to January 1991. The production was handled by Afrika Islam, Beatmaster V, Bilal Bashir, DJ Aladdin, Nat the Cat, SLJ and Ice-T himself. It includes guest appearances by Donald D and Nat the Cat. The album has been praised by many as the artist's best, and over the years has been seen as a classic West Coast hip hop album. It's most prominent tracks were featured in the film New Jack City, which stars Ice-T and was released two months earlier. The album also introduces Ice-T's band Body Count, whose thrash metal sound is in sharp contrast to the rest of the album's material.

It peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The entire album was made into a film, titled O.G. The Original Gangster Video.


Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Home of the Bodybag" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, SLJ, Ice-T 2:12
2. "First Impression" - Ice-T 0:45
3. "Ziplock" Ice-T Afrika Islam, Ice-T 1:20
4. "Mic Contract" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, SLJ, Ice-T 4:24
5. "Mind Over Matter" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, Ice-T 4:12
6. "New Jack Hustler" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, Ice-T 4:43
7. "Ed" Ice-T Beatmaster V, Nat the Cat, Ice-T 1:10
8. "Bitches 2" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, SLJ, Ice-T 5:24
9. "Straight Up N*!%a" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, SLJ, Ice-T 3:43
10. "O.G. Original Gangster" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, SLJ, Ice-T 4:13
11. "The House" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, Ice-T 0:57
12. "Evil E - What About Sex?" - Ice-T 0:46
13. "Fly By" Ice-T, Nat the Cat, Donald D Afrika Islam, Ice-T 3:29
14. "Midnight" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, SLJ 5:49
15. "Fried Chicken" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, SLJ 1:00
16. "M.V.P.s" Ice-T Afrika Islam, Ice-T 4:20
17. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" Ice-T Afrika Islam, Ice-T 3:51
18. "Body Count" Ice-T Ice-T 6:07
19. "Prepared to Die" Ice-T Ice-T 0:39
20. "Escape from the Killing Fields" Ice-T Afrika Islam, Ice-T 2:36
21. "Street Killer" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, SLJ, Ice-T 0:41
22. "Pulse of the Rhyme" Ice-T DJ Aladdin, Ice-T 4:17
23. "The Tower" Ice-T Bilal Bashir, Ice-T 3:58
24. "You Shoulda Killed Me Last Year" Ice-T Ice-T 1:41
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