Studio album by O.C.
October 18, 1994
July 1993 - April 1994
Word...Life is the debut studio album by American rapper O.C., released in October 18, 1994 on Wild Pitch Records. Recording sessions took place at Battery Studios, Unique Recording Studios, Soundtrack Studios and Power Play Studios in New York City from July 1993 to April 1994. The album was produced primarily by Buckwild alongside Organized Konfusion, Lord Finesse, Prestige and DJ Ogee. Apart from an outro by Organized Konfusion member Prince Po, the album does not feature any guest appearances. Nas was arranged to appear on a song but he never showed up to the studio for the recording session.
The album peaked at #34 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
All songs performed by O.C..
|1.||"Creative Control"||Baskerville, Credle, Jamerson||Organized Konfusion||1:44|
|4.||"Born 2 Live"||Best, Credle||Buckwild||4:46|
|5.||"Time's Up"||Best, Credle||Buckwild||3:29|
|6.||"Point O Viewz"||Best, Credle, Vanderpool||Buckwild, Prestige||4:14|
|7.||"Constables"||Baskerville, Credle, Jamerson||Organized Konfusion||4:04|
|8.||"Ga Head"||Credle, Hall||Lord Finesse||3:55|
|9.||"No Main Topic"||Credle, Scott||DJ Ogee||3:42|
|10.||"Let It Slide"||Best, Credle||Buckwild||4:23|
|11.||"Ma Dukes"||Best, Credle||Buckwild||3:58|
|12.||"Story"||Credle, Scott||DJ Ogee||3:03|
|13.||"Outtro (Sabotage)"||Best, Credle||Buckwild||2:51|
|14.||"Born 2 Live (Remix)"||Baskerville, Credle, Jamerson||Organized Konfusion||3:45|
- Backing vocals performed by Tommy, X-treme, Pharoah Monch, Kutz, Roc Rader, Stone and Kev Geeda.
- All scratches performed by Roc Rader.
Credits[edit | edit source]
- Art Direction: M.C. Serch
- Design: Terry Clarke
- Engineer (Additional): Richard July, Anton Pukshansky
- Engineer (Assistant): George, Tony
- Mastered by: Chris Gehringer
- Mixed by: Tony Smalios
- Photography: Danny Clinch
- Recorded by: Tony Smalios
Album liner notes[edit | edit source]
"Peace to Cousin Boo, Lil' Eddie."
"Good Lookin' ta my Man Serch and Chantel...Love an Kisses ta Mayanna Moosh!"
"Peace ta my Fam!...Ma Dukes, Good Lookin'...you made history with me, Love Ya!...Pops...shaped my conscience... I'm a pass it on ta my sons!"
Stage Two: "To my Uptown Crew...Buckwild (you about ta blow, Paw...Watch!), Lord Finesse (Funky Man) for hittin' me with insight!...Kev Geeda...mad intelligence behind you Bee Boy...L.P. an my fuckin' man O.G.! (you bout ta blow, too!)."
"Peace ta 'Queens' Emcees...Peace ta 'Bushwick', my foundation."
"Peace ta Mark 'Sake Lover' Pearson & ta Sean 'The Captain' Carasov, and ta Eclipse.
Last but not least...Rest in Peace to Mike Boogie, Cousin Orell, Arnufo, Blackie, Missy, Aunt Young Aae, and Mister Jamerson...Ya'll spirits are Everlasting!
We had to rush this album out, so if I missed ya, next time I'll hit ya!
Samples[edit | edit source]
- "Hey Jude" by Maynard Ferguson.
- "Never Will I Marry" by Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley.
- "Fly, Fly, the Route, Shoot" by If.
- "The Sorcerer of Isis (The Ritual of the Mole)" by Power of Zeus.
- "Leaves" by Pete Jolly.
- "Shook Ones Part I" by Mobb Deep.
Born 2 Live
- "Risin' to the Top" by Keni Burke.
- "A Day in the Life" by Les DeMerle.
- "Hey Young World" by Slick Rick.
Point O Viewz
- "Seed of Love" by Little Boy Blues.
- "Searchin' (Live)" by Roy Ayers.
- "Hip-Hop vs. Rap" by KRS-One.
- "Hey Jude" by O.C. Smith.
- "Together Let's Find Love" by The 5th Dimension.
No Main Topic
- "Gong" by Duke Ellington.
- "Fresh Is the Word" by Mantronix.
Let It Slide
- "Dream Clock" by Weather Report.
- "Statues" by Jack Bruce.
- "Outside Love" by Brethren.
- "Come Dancing" by Jeff Beck.
- "Back on the Track" by Jimmy McGriff.
- "Riding High" by Faze-O.