O.C. & PF Cuttin – 88 (video)

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City Parks Foundation Presents SummerStage 2018

Full calendar here, but here are my choice cuts. And remember, start/end times for City Parks shows are strictly enforced, so get there early.

Sunday, July 8th @ 5pm-7pm
EPMD + DJ Sylk
Springfield Park
147th Ave. & Springfield Blvd., Queens, 11413

Sunday, July 15th @ 4pm-7pm
Jungle Brothers + Kool DJ Red Alert + O.C. + DJ KOOL Flash + Dres
Queensbridge Park
41st Ave. & Vernon Blvd, Queens, 11101

Thursday, July 19th @ 7pm-9pm
George Lamond + Soul Sonic Force
Corporal Thompson Park
Broadway between Markham Rd. and Wayne St., Staten Island, 10310

Thursday, July 26th @ 7pm-9pm
Judy Torres + TKA + Grand Wizzard Theodore
East River Park
FDR Drive between Jackson St. & Cherry St., Manhattan, 10002

Saturday, July 28th @ 3pm-7pm
Pete Rock + The Soul Brothers
Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

Friday, August 3rd @ 6pm-9pm
BreakBeat Lou (Ultimate Breaks and Beats) + Special Ed + Nice and Smooth + Lord Finesse
Crotona Park
Claremont Pkwy and Crotona Ave., Bronx, 10457

Saturday, August 4th @ 6pm-10pm
The Originals (Stretch Armstrong + Clark Kent + Rich Medina + D-Nice + Tony Touch)
Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

Thursday, August 9th @ 6pm-10pm
Wild Style 35th Anniversary
East River Park
FDR Drive between Jackson St. & Cherry St., Manhattan, 10002

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O.C. drops the gripping cinematic visual for "A New Dawn" • Word Is Bond

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

The legendary O.C follows up his recent album release ” A New Dawn” with a brand new set of visuals for the title track. Employing the classic Nina Simone sample layered over a gloomy backdrop, O.C paints a harrowing portrait of our world’s future.

Video director Harold Urena brings the song to life using various motifs. O.C is placed on a rooftop overlooking a city that seems like an aftermath of a mild nuclear fallout and also scenes of him flanked by men wearing all-too-real masks of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, the Brooklyn rap king provides a vivid lyrical breakdown of his current mindstate, and where we may all be headed if things don’t change. Not to give too much away, but it’s pretty clear where the world—or what’s left of it—could be headed, but it’s not all doom and gloom from O.C. and .

“A New Dawn,” is the debut set of visuals off the February 16th release of his latest effort, A New Dawn, which is the second phase of his Same Moon Same Sun trilogy.


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O.C. – A New Dawn (video)

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O.C. thrills on "Same Moon Same Sun: A New Dawn" • Word Is Bond

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

For every person whose breathing, we born to die/I take in account of receipts the pros and cons/ weighing the amount of all the things in this life time/ No 2 man is the same, your life ain’t like mine...”- O.C. on one of his new album’s standout cuts, “Sunday Morning”

It’s definitely a good day for hip-hop as legendary emcee/DITC member O.C. continues his epic Same Moon Same Sun saga with a thrilling second instalment, A New Dawn, that finds the veteran kingpin exploring politics, Hip-Hop, relationships, and other topics with his trademark next-level pen game.The 16 track project is chock full of heavy lyricism, insightful topics from his unique view point and of course hard body beats courtesy of producers Motif Alumni, who produced a majority of the album alongside Gwop Sullivan, Dark Keys, and O’s long standing D.I.T.C. cohort, Showbiz.

“Same Moon Same Sun: A New Dawn” in a nutshell blends the modern and old-school vibes that fans of O.C. will no doubt love, but he’s quick to make it clear that he’s not stuck in some past mindset. “I consider myself as an artist, period. I’m not a ‘90s artist if i’m still making music 20 years later,” he says. “Some people get stuck in time, I haven’t—that’s the difference between me and some others.”


Same Moon Same Sun: A New Dawn is now available through all digital retailers and streaming platforms via Slice Of Spice/D.I.T.C.



01. A New Dawn (prod. by Gwop Sullivan)

02. Feelin Free (prod. by Motif Alumni)

03. John Wick (prod. by Gwop Sullivan)

04. 4 Eva (prod. by Dark Keys)

05. Slow Burn (prod. by Dark Keys)

06. Sunday Morning (prod. by Motif Alumni)

07. Quick to Jump (prod. by Motif Alumni)

08. Powerful (prod. by Motif Alumni)

09. Interlude (prod. by Motif Alumni)

10. Live Fast Die Hard (prod. by Dark Keys)

11. Exhale (prod. by Motif Alumni)

12. Fair Game (prod. by Gwop Sullivan)

13. Ignorance Is Bliss (prod. by Gwop Sullivan)

14. Vibe (prod by Showbiz & Motif Alumni)

*Recorded & Mixed at by Parks Music at DITC Studios, Bronx, NY

*Executive produced by Showbiz & Mark Lo


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GRANDGOOD.COM: Standout Rap, 2017 [Mixed by DJ Sheep]

This collection of music focuses on the independent voice in hip-hop, where the tension of selling records to mass markets tends to be less pronounced. This doesn’t exclusively mean unsigned and you’ll note some music from career musicians. But even with long term artists the songs we selected felt less encumbered. Because of my heavy hand you’ll also have to deal with an east coast bias but yo that ain’t necessarily a bad thing all the time, is it?

Thanks to DMC champion DJ Sheep you can listen to the professionally mixed version featuring 40 or so of the 55 tracks listed below, recorded live in one take on 2 turntables and a mixer at the Bulletproof Crates lab in Brisbane, Australia on New Years Day 2018. You can also stream a warm @cv_ tape version and it might make you recall what it was like dubbing tapes for your close friends in ’88. We also have playlists on soundcloud and youtube you can hit shuffle on (yea we know, but Spotify doesn’t have most of the music).

Goes without saying but special thanks to the artists, we appreciate what you do. The Hip-Hop community suffered great loss in 2017 and not enough can be said about the lost talent. At the same time, enthusiasm from young heads and old heads alike keeps it going. Lest we forget, many founding artists, like Coke La Rock pictured above, continue to walk among us. So again, big up to all the artists but also the rest of the community of listeners, show promoters, podcasters, writers….

Special shout to Dj Sheep for lending his hand, literally. Peace to Ming for capturing stunning images of the legends throughout the year. And of course @CV_ for his dedication and influence. Participation is critical. Thank goodness for contemporary rap.

Agallah – Wolves Of Now Why ft. Milano Constantine, Lord Tariq
Airospace – Dusk
Ancient Astronauts & Azeem – Poetic Occupation ft. Divine Styler*
Ancient Future (Aceyalone, Orko Eloheim, Self Jupiter, P.E.A.C.E) – Telepathy*
BEAK> – Sex Music
Billy Woods – Groundhogs Day
Black Thought – Funk Flex Freestyle
Bully Preston (Jumbled, Dwell) – I Want Money**
Everything Is Recorded – Close But Not Quite ft. Sampha
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent – DAMN
Grand Analog – Mutations ft. Posdnuos
Greyhat – Tell All Ur Friends ft. J’Von
G.S. Advance – CounterClockwise
Hus Kingpin – Mind Sex God**
Infinito 2017 – Interrupted Moments In Living* **
Jalal Salaam – New Consoles
Jay-Z – The Story Of O.J.*
Jihad The Roughneck MC – H.O.M.D. **
Justo The MC – Regular**
Keith Murray – No Exceptions (Prod by Erick Sermon)
Kila M Da Pro Buckets ft. Cauzndefx **
Kool G Rap – Capitol Hill ft. Manolo Rose, Sheek Louch, Cormega
Kool Keith & Bushwick Bill – Mantronix
Labtekwon – Womb World**
LiL Eto x Jai Black – Blessings
Lisaan’Dro – You Already Know**
Lukey Cage – Stan Lee & Joan B**
Mary J Blije – Love Yourself ft. Kanye West
N3LL – While I’m Up
N8NOFACE – Kings and Queens
Nine – Fiyah
NYOIL – Me and The Mic (Prod by Johnny Juice)**
O.C. – Good Man
Pedestrian – Oakland Hosanna**
Peedi Crakk – Good Life (Prod by 4th Disciple)
Prodigy – No Religion
Quelle Chris – BS Vibes ft. House Shoes
Rock – Just Rap*
Sam Dew – Remember*
Sean Price – The 3 Lyrical Ps ft. Prodigy, Styles P (Prod. Harry Fraud)
Shirt – Pressuring Her Is Corny (Nigga You Corny)**
s.habIB – raezah bumps
Showbiz & A.G. – Live with Show & AG ft. Roc Marciano, John Robinson
SmooVth – Rotten Apple ft. Crime Apple, Eto
Snoop Dogg – Mount Kushmore ft. Redman, B-Real, Method Man
Sticky Fingaz – Ebenezer Scrooge ft. N.O.R.E.
Tha God Fahim – 9 Ether
Therman Munsin – Exquisite
Tom Caruana – Continuation ft. J-Live
Tree – Fall In Love Everyday
WESTSIDEDOOM (Westside Gunn, MF Doom) – 2 Stings
Wu-Tang Clan – People Say ft. Redman
Y2The3rd – Memory Graveyard (Prod by Shozae)
Your Old Droog – G.K.A.C.
Your Old Droog – You The Type

*not currently available on soundcloud
**not currently available on youtube

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Connecting with a Legend (O.C. on WIB Rap Radio) • Word Is Bond

I have been a fan of O.C. ever since I first heard him on a radio mix show back in 1994. I can’t tell you how excited I was to get the chance to kick it with him live on the radio this week.

It was hard choosing the nine O.C. tracks I could fit into the show. His catalogue of released material is huge and speaks for itself.

I was surprised to find out that he writes every single day. There must be hundreds of tracks that we haven’t heard. Yet.

O.C. truly is a legend and he’s a cool, down-to-earth guy. It was a pleasure having him on the program. We talk about hip-hop history, longevity, his affiliation with D.I.T.C., Demigodz, and Hieroglyphics, and of course, spin tons of great music.

Enjoy the show!

O.C. ft Big L – Dangerous
Dan-e-o ft Choclair, Frankenstein, and Grimace Love – Dear Hip Hop (The 2nd Letter)
Lil Neeks & El Bandito – Jurassic Nation
Chan Hays ft Homeboy Sandman, Ghettosocks, and John Robinson – The Shoes
Def 3 ft JFB – Prowl
LS Camp – Back to the Basics
Cymarshall Law – Cory Law
Organized Konfusion ft O.C. – Fudge Pudge
O.C. – Time’s Up
DJ JS-1 ft O.C. – Turn the Tables
Apathy and O.C. – The Broadcast
O.C. – Good Man
Saukrates ft O.C. and Masta Ace – Rollin’
Apollo Brown and O.C. – Prove Me Wrong
O.C. – Ma Dukes

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