O.C. ‎– Word...Life

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Creative Control 1:44
Word...Life 4:53
O-zone 4:04
Born 2 Live 4:46
Time's Up 3:29
Point O Viewz 4:14
Constables 4:04
Ga Head 4:18
No Main Topic 3:42
Let It Slide 4:23
Ma Dukes 3:58
Story 3:03
Outtro (Sabatoge) 2:51
Born 2 Live (Remix) 3:45

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
E2-30928, 7243-8-30928-2-6 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album) Wild Pitch Records, EMI Records, Serchlite Music, Wild Pitch Records, EMI Records, Serchlite Music E2-30928, 7243-8-30928-2-6 US 1994 Sell This Version
WPD-2009 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album) Wild Pitch Records WPD-2009 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 30928 2 6 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album) Wild Pitch Records 7243 8 30928 2 6 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
E2-30928, 7243-8-30928-2-6 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album, Club) Wild Pitch Records, EMI Records, Serchlite Music, Wild Pitch Records, EMI Records, Serchlite Music E2-30928, 7243-8-30928-2-6 US 1994 Sell This Version
E4-30928 O.C. Word...Life(Cass, Album) Wild Pitch Records E4-30928 US 1994 Sell This Version
E1-30928 O.C. Word...Life(LP, Album) Wild Pitch Records, EMI Records, Serchlite Music E1-30928 US 1994 Sell This Version
MJLP-0002, none O.C. Word...Life(2xLP, Album, RE) Mary Joy Recordings, Wild Pitch Records MJLP-0002, none Japan 1996 Sell This Version
MJCD-004 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album) Mary Joy Recordings, Wild Pitch Records MJCD-004 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
WPL-2009 O.C. Word...Life(2xLP, Album, RE) Wild Pitch Records WPL-2009 US 1998 Sell This Version
WPD 2009 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album, RP) Wild Pitch Records WPD 2009 US 1998 Sell This Version
MKCM-1007 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album, RE) Mary Joy Recordings, Wild Pitch Records, Serchlite Music MKCM-1007 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
RIR 001-1 O.C. Word...Life(2xLP, RE) Re-Issue Records RIR 001-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
RIR 001-2 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album, RE) Re-Issue Records, Fat Beats RIR 001-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
OTCD-2089 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RE + DVD) Octave OTCD-2089 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
NME-001-2 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Mushine Inc., Next Mill Entertainment NME-001-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
98842 00053 O.C. Word...Life(CD, Album, RE) Wild Pitch Records 98842 00053 US 2008 Sell This Version
OCLP-521 O.C. Word Life (Instrumental)(LP, Promo, Unofficial) Not On Label (O.C.) OCLP-521 US Unknown Sell This Version
E1-30928 O.C. Word...Life(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Wild Pitch Records (2) E1-30928 US Unknown Sell This Version
E2-30928 O.C. Word...Life(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Wild Pitch Records (2) E2-30928 US Unknown Sell This Version
WPL-2009 O.C. Word...Life(2xLP, RE, Unofficial) Wild Pitch Records (2) WPL-2009 US Unknown Sell This Version
E1-30928, none O.C. Word...Life(LP, Album, Unofficial) Emi Records (2), Wild Pitch Records (2) E1-30928, none US Unknown Sell This Version

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Recordcollecta1

Recordcollecta1

December 28, 2016
referencing Word...Life, CD, Album, E2-30928, 7243-8-30928-2-6
anyone else got this promotional cd pressing?? it's not listed
driver_ufo84

driver_ufo84

November 29, 2016
referencing Word...Life, CD, Album, E2-30928, 7243-8-30928-2-6

An absolute classic record that still gets way too overlooked all these years later. O.C. was an exceptionally talented MC, on par with all of the lyrical heavy-hitters (Nas, the Wu guys, Organized Konfusion) of that era. The man oozed confidence, a unique voice, and a complex, yet effortless flow that cuts deep. "Time's Up" is the most obvious entry-point for showcasing just how advance O is, but the whole album is a gem. Not the usual battle rhymes, even when he goes for MC's throats ("O-Zone," "Point O Viewz"), but his topical diversity excels on Word...Life and never feels forced or pretentious. "Born 2 Live" is an absolutely vivid and beautiful reflection on childhood and death, "Let It Slide" is an intense treatise on avoiding beef, "Story" graphically and unflinchingly explores the consequences of criminal life, and "Ga Head" deals with a breakup with an unexpected twist (and avoids the kind of misogyny and homophobia that one could expect from such a song). Aside from O, the production is all-around superb, particularly with Buckwild of D.I.T.C. really coming into his own with his understated, deep fusion soundscapes. If you're at all a hip-hop head, you need this record. One of the best of 1994.
driver_ufo84

driver_ufo84

November 29, 2016
referencing Word...Life, CD, Album, E2-30928, 7243-8-30928-2-6

For whatever reason, I just found out in the past week about the differing versions of "Ga Head" depending on the pressing. I've owned a Columbia House version since the 90's, and it has the "alternate" shorter version with the tweaked beat. Somehow the original 4:18 version by-passed me; I think I enjoy that one more!
chakfu

chakfu

September 23, 2015
referencing Word...Life, CD, Album, RE, 98842 00053
This re-release contains the "original" version of Ga Head with horns, 4:18 in length.
gfz-1983

gfz-1983

June 29, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Word...Life, 2xLP, RE, RIR 001-1

attention gros calibre, là on monte très haut dans la qualité, prod imparable, morceau culte, flow reflechi et ultra travaillé, un album de référence des années 90, j'en suis accro