O.G.C.

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O.G.C.
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Starang Wondah (left), Top Dog (center) and Louieville
Background information
Also known as The 3 Amigos, 3-2-1
Origin Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Genres Hip Hop
Years active 1994–present
Labels Duck Down Records
Associated acts Boot Camp Clik
Black Moon
Smif-N-Wessun
Heltah Skeltah
Members Starang Wondah
Louieville Sluggah
Top Dog

O.G.C. (Originoo Gunn Clappaz) is a Hip Hop group consisting of members Jack McNair (aka Starang Wondah) (Gunn Clappa Numba One, also known as Big Will, Hurricane Starang and Strang Da Beast From Da East), Barret Powell (aka Louieville Sluggah) (Gunn Clappa Numba Two, also known as Hennyville Guzzler or Henny), and Dashawn Jamal Yates (aka Top Dog) (Gunn Clappa Numba Three, also known as Big Kahuna and D-O). The group is mostly known through their membership in the Boot Camp Clik, along with Buckshot, Smif-N-Wessun and Heltah Skeltah.

Biography[edit]

O.G.C. debuted on Smif-N-Wessun's 1995 album Dah Shinin', appearing on the tracks "Sound Bwoy Bureill" and "Cession At Da Doghillee". Later in 1995, they teamed up with Heltah Skeltah to form The Fab 5, and released the single "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka," which became a Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at #75 on the chart. In October 1996, they released their debut album Da Storm, which went on to sell 250,000 in the United States. Two music videos were released from the album, "No Fear", and a dual video for "Hurricane Starang" and "Danjer" titled "Hurricane Danjer". Though the album didn't receive as much attention or as many sales as the other Boot Camp releases, Da Storm received good reviews, and is seen by some as an underground classic. The three released a group album with the Clik in 1997, titled For the People. The album received mediocre reviews, and the Clik's popularity began to decline.

O.G.C. released their second album, The M-Pire Shrikez Back, in 1999. The album received strong reviews, but sold little numbers, and the single "Bounce to the Ounce" wasn't able to make an impact. The trio was missing from the scene until 2002, when the Boot Camp returned with their second group album The Chosen Few. The three temporarily retired as a group, but continued work with the Boot Camp Clik, and were featured on the Camp's third group album, The Last Stand in 2006. The group is still with the Boot Camp and still records.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album information
Da Storm
  • Released: October 29, 1996
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #47
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #10
  • Singles: "No Fear"/"Da Storm", "Hurricane Starang"/"Gunn Clapp"/"Danjer"
The M-Pire Shrikez Back
  • Released: August 17, 1999
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #170
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #38
  • Singles: "Bounce to the Ounce"/"Suspect Niggaz", "Girlz Ninety Now"/"Shoot to Kill"

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1996 "No Fear" - 63 13 Da Storm
1999 "Bounce to the Ounce" - 94 - The M-Pire Shrikez Back

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