|Studio album by O.C.|
|Released||August 19, 1997|
New York City, New York
|Producer||DJ Premier, DJ Ogee, Buckwild, Da Beatminerz, Showbiz, Lord Finesse|
Jewelz is the second album by the rapper O.C.. Unlike his debut, 1994's Word...Life, Jewelz features a wider number of guest producers and rappers. Producer DJ Premier (who also oversaw and mixed other parts of the album) lends his hand on four songs, while Buckwild, Da Beatminerz and O.Gee all drop three songs each. D.I.T.C. members Showbiz and Lord Finesse each contribute one number and as the album was released the production was highly praised for its clean, crispy but at the same time dark and menacing sound.
O.C. plays with a wide array of styles on the album, from the war-metaphor battle song "War Games" to abstract stories on the haunting "The Crow" and a very special history on a mystique woman that enters Credles life in "Stronjay". Though the differences between O.C.'s two first efforts are very noticeable many fans are constantly, and still, arguing which was the better album out of them.
This album, like his first, received strong reviews, but lacked in sales. He made his first appearance on the Billboard 200 album chart with the album, and also made his first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, with the single "Far From Yours".
As part of the concept for Jewelz, the CD was sold with different colored disc art inspired by the color palate of various jewels.
|2||"My World"||O. Credle, C. Martin||DJ Premier||O.C.|
|3||"War Games"||O. Credle, C. Martin||DJ Premier||O.C., Organized Konfusion|
|4||"Can't Go Wrong"||O. Credle, G. Scott||DJ Ogee||O.C.|
|5||"The Chosen One"||O. Credle, A. Best||Buckwild||O.C.|
|6||"Dangerous"||O. Credle, W. Dewgarde,
L. Coleman, R. Lapread
|Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz||O.C., Big L|
|7||"Win The G"||O. Credle, C. Martin,
|DJ Premier||O.C., Freddie Foxxx|
|8||"Far From Yours"||O. Credle, A. Best,
M. Bryant, G. Johnson,
L. Johnson, E. Barrier,
|Buckwild||O.C., Yvette Michele, Roc Raida|
|9||"Stronjay"||O. Credle, W. Dewgarde||Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz||O.C.|
|10||"M.U.G."||O. Credle, C. Martin,
|DJ Premier||O.C., Freddie Foxxx|
|11||"The Crow"||O. Credle, R. Lemay||Showbiz||O.C.|
|12||"You & Yours"||O. Credle, G. Scott||DJ Ogee||O.C.|
|13||"Hypocrite"||O. Credle, A. Best,
W. Garfield, C. Clay
|14||"It's Only Right"||O. Credle, W. Dewgarde,
|Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz||O.C.|
|15||"Jewelz"||O. Credle, R. Hall||Lord Finesse; intro interlude by DJ Premier||O.C.|
|"Far From Yours"
|"Can't Go Wrong"
- Patrick Moxey -executive producer
- Mr. Dave - executive producer, A&R
- Eddie Sancho - engineering
- Max Vargas - engineering
- Norty Cotto - engineering
- Tony Smalios - engineering
- Chris Conway - engineering
- Kieran Walsh - engineering
- Michael Gilbert - engineering
- DJ Premier - mixing
- Ogee - mixing
- Buckwild - mixing
- Da Beatminerz - mixing
- Showbiz - mixing
- Lord Finesse - mixing
- Tony Dawsey - mastering
- Danny Clinch - photography
- Gregory Burke - art direction, design
Album chart positions
|Billboard 200||Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums|
Singles chart positions
|Billboard Hot 100||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Hot Rap Singles||Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales|
|1997||"Far From Yours"||81||43||12||23|
|1998||"Can't Go Wrong"||–||90||–||–|
- Robertson, Alex (Feb 24, 2013). "Album Review - O.C.: Jewelz". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
- Callahan-Bever, Noah (September 1997). "Revolutions". Vibe (New York): 232. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
- "Tweet by Mr. Walt from Beatminerz". Feb 7, 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- O.C. - Jewelz (CD liner notes). Payday/FFRR Records. 314-524 399-2
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