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6833Legendary New York MCs, 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.C. & A.G., longtime friends and crewmates, first collaborated together on the classic track “Weed & Drinks” and ever since then talked about doing a whole album together.

“Its was organic cause the chemistry was also 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 the Brooklyn and raised in Queens, O.C. grew up across the street from another lyrical legend, Pharoahe Monch of Organized Konfusion. That neighbour spawned O.C.’s recording debut was in 1991 on Organized Konfusion’s classic “Fudge Pudge. O.C. was 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 on 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 upcoming 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 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 synonomous with the D.I.T.C. crew.

With a combined 10+ albums under their belt, its amazing how the guys stay relevant after all these years. A.G. explains, “For me, its 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”.


01. Oasis
02. Keep It Going
03. Give It Back
04. Alpha Males
05. Young With Style
06. Every Day Life
07. Think About It
08. Against The Wall
09. Put It In The Box
10. Boom Bap
11. Reality Is
12. Contagious
13. Supreme Squad
14. God’s Gift
15. Get Away
16. 2 For The Money
17. Pain

The album O.C. & A.G.Oasis” (Greenstreets) is going to be released December 4, 2009.

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