I Know How to Play 'Em

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I Know How To Play 'Em!
Studio album by O.G. Style
Released March, 1991
Recorded 1989-1991
Genre Southern rap
Length 1:05:12
Label Rap-A-Lot Records
Producer
  • Clifford Blodget (exec.)
  • James H. Smith (exec.)
  • DJ Big Boss
Singles from I Know How To Play 'Em!
  1. "Catch 'Em Slippin'"
    Released: 1990

I Know How To Play 'Em! is the one and only album by American hip hop recording artists Eric 'Original E' Woods and DJ Big Boss, released as a duo O.G. Style from Houston, Texas. It was peaked at #69 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[1]

Background and production[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]
RapReviews 7/10 stars[3]

O.G. Style's debut album I Know How To Play 'Em! was one of the Rap-A-Lot Records earliest full-lengths, which was dropped in 1991. It featured the single "Catch 'Em Slippin'", released in 1990.

Tony 'Big Chief' Randle and James Smith from American management company Jas Management, alongside with Rap-a-Lot's engineer Cliff Blodget served as executive producers and managers of the project. Audio production of the entire record was handled by DJ Big Boss and all the tracks were written and performed by Eric Woods.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 4:44
2. "Sucker" 5:27
3. "Funky Payback" 4:56
4. "Catch 'Em Slippin" 4:22
5. "Playing It Cool" 4:09
6. "This Is How It Should Be Done" 5:04
7. "Knowledge Is The Gift" 3:44
8. "Free World" 3:46
9. "10 B 3" 3:25
10. "Kick The Ballistics" 4:56
11. "Listen To The Drum" 3:15
12. "Power" 4:08
13. "The "E"" 6:23
14. "Shout Outs" 6:53
15. "Aint We Funky" 5:12
Total length: 1:05:12

Samples[5]

Personnel[edit]

  • Cliff Blodget - executive producer
  • Tony Randle - management
  • James H. Smith - executive producer, management
  • Eric Woods - main artist, rap vocals
  • Big Boss - main artist, producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O.G. Style - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  2. ^ "I Know How to Play 'Em! - O.G. Style". AllMusic. Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ Jost, Matt. "O.G. Style :: I Know How to Play 'Em! :: Rap-A-Lot Records". Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
  4. ^ "O.G. Style (2) - I Know How To Play 'Em!". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  5. ^ "O.G. Style (Producer) on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2017-03-04.