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Oh No (musician)

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Oh No
Jackson performing with The Alchemist in 2014
Jackson performing with The Alchemist in 2014
Background information
Birth nameMichael Woodrow Jackson
Also known asThe Disrupt, BBC
Born (1978-11-06) November 6, 1978 (age 45)
Oxnard, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active1998–present
LabelsStones Throw
Member ofGangrene

Michael Woodrow Jackson (born November 6, 1978), known professionally as Oh No, is an American rapper and record producer who has released several albums on Stones Throw Records. He is half of the hip hop duo Gangrene along with The Alchemist. He is also half of the hip-hop duo The Professionals with his brother Madlib.


Michael Woodrow Jackson[1] was born on November 6, 1978, in Oxnard, California. He grew up in a family that was predominantly focused towards music at a wide spectrum, being the younger brother of hip hop artist Madlib, son of singer Otis Jackson, and nephew of jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis.[2][3]

Oh No started performing with his group Kali Wild and was featured on his brother's group Lootpack's album Soundpieces: Da Antidote. Oh No was signed to Los Angeles–based Stones Throw Records who released his debut album, The Disrupt, in 2004. Around this time he also performed on numerous singles by other artists, and began doing freelance production work for labelmates Wildchild, MED (Nickolas Rodriguez) and others. He has gone on to produce for Juggaknots, De La Soul, Murs and various other artists.

In August 2006, Oh No released the album Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms, exclusively sampling the music of Galt MacDermot[4] and featuring appearances from numerous other rap artists, mostly in the Stones Throw family. The album was well received by critics and established Oh No as one of the leading underground producers in hip-hop. In 2007 he released Dr. No's Oxperiment to rave reviews. The album was entirely constructed using samples of Turkish, Lebanese, Greek and Italian music.

Oh No remains an avid gamer, even constructing an entire beat out of video game samples for the track "The Ride" off of The Disrupt. In 2009, Oh No remixed several songs for the soundtrack of the U.S. limited edition version for Arc System Works' 2D fighting game BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. The same year, he released the album Dr. No's Ethiopium, made entirely of samples of Ethiopian music.[5] In 2013, Oh No produced the original score for the video game Grand Theft Auto V, in collaboration with The Alchemist, Tangerine Dream and Woody Jackson.[6]


Studio albums[edit]


  • The Disrupt Chronicles Vol. 2 (2004) (mixed by DJ DoubleDose)
  • The Disrupt Chronicles Part 0 (2005) (mixed by DJ DoubleDose)
  • Turn That Shit Up (2006) (with Roc C & DJ Rhettmatic)


  • "Maximum Adrelanine" b/w "Earthquake" (2000)
  • "Check It Out" b/w "You Wanna Test This" (2002)
  • "Inna Opus" b/w Rules of Engagement (2003)
  • "Make Noise" b/w "Chump" (2003)
  • "Disruption Massacre" b/w "Put It All Together" (2004)
  • "The Ride" b/w "Stomp That, V. 1.2" (2004)
  • "Last Tango in Oxnard" (2004)
  • "Falling" (2004)
  • "Move Part 2" (2005)
  • "Gets Mine" b/w "Lights Out" (2006)
  • "It's All the Same" (2006)
  • "Pandemonium" b/w "Louder" (2006)
  • "Believe" b/w "Fast Drive Fast" (2006)
  • "Ghetto First" (2007)
  • "Keep Low" (2010)
  • "3 Dollars" (2012)


Guest appearances[edit]

  • Lootpack - "Level Zero" from Soundpieces: Da Antidote (1999)
  • Wildchild – "Heartbeat" from Secondary Protocol (2003)
  • Wildchild – "Vinyl Talk" and "All Night" from The Jackal (2004)
  • Lootpack – "Attack of the Tupperware Puppets", "Forever Beef", "What 'Cha Gotta Say?" and "I Declare War" from The Lost Tapes (2004)
  • MED – "Serious" from Push Comes to Shove (2005)
  • Wildchild – "Eyes Wide Shut" from Jack of All Trades (2007)
  • Nicolay & Kay – "What We Live" from Time:Line (2008)
  • Little Brother – "Stylin" from ...And Justus for All (2008)
  • Strong Arm Steady – "True Champs" from In Search of Stoney Jackson (2010)
  • J. Rawls – "Best Producer on the Mic" from The Hip-Hop Affect (2011)
  • MHz Legacy – "Soul Train (of Thought)" from MHz Legacy (2012)
  • House Shoes - "Dirt" & "Last Breath" from Let It Go (2012)
  • Czarface – "Czar Refaeli" from Czarface (2013)
  • LMNO – "After the Fact" from After the Fact (2013)
  • Blu – "Brown Sugar" from Good to Be Home (2014)
  • Step Brothers – "Draw Something" from Lord Steppington (2014)
  • Homeboy Sandman – "Heaven Too" from Hallways (2014)
  • Axel F. – "All Day" from Theme Music (2014)
  • Apathy & Kappa Gamma – "Charlie Brown" from Handshakes with Snakes (2016)


  1. ^ "ACE Repertory: JACKSON MICHAEL WOODROW". ASCAP. Archived from the original on March 27, 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Oh No". Stones Throw Records. Archived from the original on 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
  3. ^ Ma, David (August 1, 2007). "Oh No discovers foreign funk close to home". Wax Poetics. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Exodus into Unheard Rhythms – Oh No". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
  5. ^ "Oh No's Ethiopium coming exclusively to Stonesthrow.com". Stones Throw Records. 2009-08-03. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  6. ^ "The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Three Volume Digital Album Now Available on iTunes". Rockstar Games. 2013-09-24. Archived from the original on 2017-10-12. Retrieved 2014-08-05.

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