Da Storm

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Da Storm
Studio album by O.G.C.
Released October 29, 1996
Recorded November 1995-August 1996
Genre East Coast Hip Hop, Underground Hip Hop
Length 50:47
Label Duck Down/Priority/EMI Records
0499 2 50577 2 0
P2-50577
Producer Baby Paul
Shaleek
Mr. Walt
Steele
Supreme
DJ Evil Dee
O. Gee/DJ Ogee
Buckshot
Lord Jamar
E-Swift
Madlib
O.G.C. chronology
Da Storm
(1996)
The M-Pire Shrikez Back
(1999)
Singles from Da Storm
  1. "No Fear"
    Released: September 10, 1996
  2. "Hurricane Starang/Danjer"
    Released: February 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Da Storm is the debut album from Hip Hop trio O.G.C. (Originoo Gunn Clappaz), released in October 1996 through Duck Down Records. O.G.C. members Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah and Top Dog gained fame as members of the Hip Hop collective Boot Camp Clik, debuting with Heltah Skeltah as "The Fab 5" in 1995. The two groups split up to release separate debuts in 1996, with Da Storm coming as the last Boot Camp Clik debuts, after Black Moon's Enta Da Stage, Smif-N-Wessun's Dah Shinin', and Heltah Skeltah's Nocturnal. Out of these four Boot Camp albums, Da Storm sold the least, reaching just over 200,000 copies in the United States.

The album featured two singles; the first was "No Fear", which featured "Da Storm" as a B-Side; the second was "Hurricane Starang", which featured "Gunn Clapp" and "Danjer" as B-Sides. The lead single "No Fear" peaked at #13 on Billboard magazine's Hot Rap Singles chart. Videos were shot for three tracks, "No Fear", and a split video for "Hurricane Starang" and "Danjer", titled "Hurricane Danjer". The video for "No Fear" caused a small dispute between Starang Wondah and The Notorious B.I.G. as the video contained a Biggie look-alike when Starang said the line: "I scare, petty MCs who claim they got gats/frontin wit hoes in videos with pimp hats/but the fact, still remains/that you're just a stain on the bottom of my boots while I'm still Starang". Starang was attacked by Biggie's henchmen at D&D Studios, and later mentions the attack on Heltah Skeltah's 1998 hit "I Ain't Havin That". "No Fear" was also interpolated by Beyoncé Knowles on her 2003 hit "Baby Boy".

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriter(s) Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "Intro" Paul Hendricks, J. McNair Baby Paul of Da Beatminerz & Starang Wondah *Interlude*
2 "Calm Before Da Storm" D. Pearson, D. Yates, B. Powell, J. McNair Shaleek Top Dog, Louieville Sluggah, Starang Wondah
3 "No Fear" Walt Dewgarde, J. McNair, B. Powell, D. Yates Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah, Top Dog
4 "Boom...Boom...Fucking Prick" *Interlude*
5 "Gunn Clapp" Walt Dewgarde, D. Yates, B. Powell, J. McNair Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz Top Dog, Louieville Sluggah, Starang Wondah
6 "Emergency Broadcast System" Tigger & His Hip Hop Critics *Interlude*
7 "Hurricane Starang" Walt Dewgarde, J. McNair, J. Bush, G. Burton, S. Swallow Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz Starang Wondah, Rock
8 "Danjer" Paul Hendricks, B. Powell, D. Yates, J. McNair, L. Landon Baby Paul of Da Beatminerz Louieville Sluggah, Top Dog, Starang Wondah
9 "Elements Of Da Storm" D. Yates Jr., D. Yates, Y. Barsi Steele, co-produced by Supreme *Interlude*
10 "Da Storm" Ewart Dewgarde, D. Yates, B. Powell, J. McNair DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah, Top Dog
11 "Wild Cowboys In Bucktown" G. Scott, J. McNair, D. Yates, Derek Murphy, B. Powell, Sean Black O. Gee/DJ O. Gee Starang Wondah, Sadat X, Sean Black, Top Dog, Louieville Sluggah
12 "God Don't Like Ugly" Paul Hendricks, B. Powell, D. Yates, J. McNair Buckshot & Lord Jamar Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah, Top Dog
13 "X-Unknown" Ewart Dewgarde, B. Powell, D. Yates, J. McNair DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Louieville Sluggah, Top Dog, Starang Wondah
14 "Elite Fleet" P. Hendricks, D. Yates, B. Powell, J. McNair, L. Johnson, D. Muniz, Bad Vybes, M.S., L. Landon, O. Harvey, Craig Mack Baby Paul of Da Beatminerz M.S., Top Dog, Lidu Rock, Supreme, Starang Wondah, Bad Vybes, Louieville Sluggah
15 "Flappin'" E. Brooks, D. Yates, J. McNair, B. Powell, L. Creative E-Swift, co-produced by Madlib Starang Wondah, Top Dog, Louieville Sluggah

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Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
U.S.Billboard 200 47
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 10