The M-Pire Shrikez Back
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Studio album by O.G.C.

Released

August 17, 1999

Recorded

July 1998 - March 1999

Studio

D&D Studios
(New York City, New York)
The Cutting Room
(New York City, New York)
Echo Sound
(Los Angeles, CA)
78-88 Studio
(Brooklyn, New York)
Tha Entaprizez
(New York City, New York)
Grey Boys Lab
(San Diego, CA)
Patchwerk Recordings
(Atlanta, GA)

Genre

Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

Length

1:06:50

Label

Duck Down Records / Priority Records

Producer

Buckshot (exec.), Drew "Dru-Ha" Friedman (also exec.), Havoc, DJ Greyboy, Baby Paul, Black Market, Knobody, Don J, Justin "JT" Trugman, Rebell, Shaleek, Vincent Davis

The M-Pire Shrikez Back is the second studio album by American Hip hop trio O.G.C.. It was released in August 17, 1999 via Duck Down Records and Priority Records. Recording sessions took place at Echo Sound in Los Angeles, Grey Boys Lab in San Diego, Patchwerk Recordings in Atlanta and at 78-88 Studio, D&D Studios, Tha Entaprizez and The Cutting Room in New York City from July 1998 to March 1999. The production was handled by Havoc, Don J, Baby Paul, Black Market, Vincent Davis, Knobody, Justin "JT" Trugman, DJ Greyboy, Rebell, Shaleek and Vincent Davis. It includes guest appearances by Joe Clair, Havoc (of Mobb Deep), Boot Camp Clik members: Buckshot, Heltah Skeltah, Smif-n-Wessun, The Representativz, Illa Noyz and M.S. and Magnum Force members: Hardcore, Thunderfoot, Doc Holiday, Lil' Knock and Smokelite.

The album peaked at #170 on the Billboard 200 chart and at #38 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The M-Pire Shrikez Back released the single "Bounce to the Ounce" which received moderate airplay, but not enough to attract strong sales.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Shoot to Kill" - 3:12
  2. "Joe Clair (Skit)" - 1:08
  3. "M-Pire Shrikez Back" (feat. Thunderfoot and Rockness Monsta) - 5:02
  4. "Sometimey" - 3:15
  5. "Shit Happens" - 3:30
  6. "Bounce to the Ounce" - 4:49
  7. "Girlz Ninety-Now" (feat. Boot Camp Clik) - 4:41
  8. "Smokey Skit (Bless the Mic)" - 1:40
  9. "The Big Ohh" (feat. Smokelite) - 4:29
  10. "If You Feel Like I Feel" (feat. Hardcore) - 4:17
  11. "Slo Mo" - 4:30
  12. "You're Not Sure to See Tomorrow" (feat. M.S., Lil' Knock, Illa Noyz and Doc Holiday) - 4:55
  13. "From the Table to the Label (Skit)" - 1:53
  14. "Suspect N*!^az" (feat. Havoc (of Mobb Deep) and Buckshot) - 4:39
  15. "Dirtiest Players in the Game" (feat. Heltah Skeltah) - 5:34
  16. "Set Sail" - 4:06
  17. "Boot Camp / MFC Eastern Conference" (feat. The Representativz, Doc Holiday and Boot Camp Clik) - 5:11
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