Word...life One of a growing pack of MC's looking to reclaim the East Coast's place in hip-hop is Brooklyn's O.C. While his flow is agile and… Word...life One of a growing pack of MC's looking to reclaim the East Coast's place in hip-hop is Brooklyn's O.C. While his flow is agile and… O.C. Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Album Review: 'Word ... Life' (1994)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: O.C.; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

One of a growing pack of MC's looking to reclaim the East Coast's place in hip-hop is Brooklyn's O.C. While his flow is agile and his lyrics witty, his beat is a bit lethargic. Only the bass-in-your-face ''Time's Up'' hints at the damage he can do with a mic. The remaining tracks are made less ferocious by mundane, barely recognizable samples. B-

Originally posted Oct 21, 1994 Published in issue #245 Oct 21, 1994 Order article reprints
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