Smoke and Mirrors (O.C. album)

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Smoke and Mirrors
Studio album by O.C.
Released November 1, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 76:15
Label Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings
Producer Mike Loe, Fyre Dept., Mr. Dave, Roc-Steady
O.C. chronology
Starchild
(2005)
Smoke and Mirrors
(2005)
Hidden Gems
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic (favorable)[1]
IGN (favorable)[2]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[3]
Stylus Magazine (C)[4]

Smoke and Mirrors is the fifth studio album by American rapper O.C. of the D.I.T.C. crew. It was released on Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings in 2005.

In the album, O.C. reflects on himself, his family, broken love and much on the workings and shadiness in the music business; "Behind all the glitz and hype lies the reality of the business, superficially, empty promises, bootlicking and soul-selling" is written in the booklet.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro: Smoke and Mirrors"   Mike Loe 1:03
2. "You Made Me"   Mike Loe 4:10
3. "Martyr"   Mike Loe 4:47
4. "My Way"   Mike Loe 4:13
5. "Emotions"   Mike Loe 4:04
6. "Distortion"   Mike Loe 3:12
7. "Going Nowhere"   Mike Loe 4:13
8. "Young World"   Mike Loe 2:19
9. "Gone"   Mike Loe 5:08
10. "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly"   Mike Loe 3:25
11. "Guns and Butter"   Mike Loe 3:42
12. "I'm Da Boss"   Fyre Dept. 3:59
13. "Challenge Y'all"   Mike Loe 3:58
14. "Brother's Keeper"   Mike Loe 4:51
15. "What I Need"   Mike Loe 4:15
16. "Shorty"   Mike Loe 3:37
17. "This Is Me"   Mike Loe 4:02
18. "Coldwaxa Speaks" (CD bonus track) Mr. Dave, Roc-Steady 9:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smoke and Mirrors - O.C.". AllMusic. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ Durig, Jim (November 18, 2005). "O.C. - Smoke And Mirrors". IGN. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ Heaton, Dave (December 13, 2005). "O.C.: Smoke & Mirrors". PopMatters. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ Nishimoto, Dan (September 22, 2005). "O.C. - Smoke and Mirrors". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 

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