|OC - Jewelz|
|Music Disc Reviews Audio CD|
|Written by Jason Karsh|
|Tuesday, 19 August 1997|
Performance 9 Sound 8.5
After "Word . . . Life" most of the rap world has been wondering one thing about OC. Was it a fluke? submitted for your approval, is "Jewelz," and it's submitted without a trace of a sophomore jinx. Bred in the lyrical stylings of Rakim, OC dismisses any critics he might have had with this gem and serves notice that he simply might just be the best single MC out there today.
Featuring production by DJ Premier, Buckwild, Da Beatminerz, and
Lord Finesse this is an OC showcase. Even when paired with Organized
Konfusion and Freddie Foxx it is OC's show and he runs it with the
skills of an old pro. If you even marginally liked his last album turn
off your computer right now and go pick up "Jewelz."