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Diamond D & O.C.’s Freestyle Makes D.I.T.C. Say “Yo, That’s That ish” (Audio)

Diggin’ In The Crates, better known as D.I.T.C., has been a unit for more than 20 years. However, since the 2000s, the New York City producer and MC collective has

D.I.T.C.’s O.C. Rhymes About What’s Really Important in Life…& What’s Not (Audio)

“Champagne wishes and caviar dreams” has become a popular phrase for the rags to riches motif found in a lot of music, particularly Hip-Hop. Originating as the catchphrase of the

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Are Back In The Studio, Together

It has been more than a decade since Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth released music together. The early 1990s Elektra Records duo released a handful of songs since 1994’s The

Showbiz & A.G. Bring O.C. Into The Fold To Weigh What Defines A “Classic” (Audio)

The D.I.T.C. collective has some plaques, courtesy of Big L’s The Big Picture, Fat Joe’s Don Cartagena, and the platinum Jealous Ones Still Envy albums. However, “classic” is never weighted

Fat Joe, O.C. & A.G. Remind Listeners How Lethal D.I.T.C.’s Lineup Is (Audio)

The Diggin’ In The Crates reunion is burning strong. After several new crew-thick songs in 2016, the fresh week yields something especially fresh from a D.I.T.C. trio. “Diggin’ Number” takes

O.C. Looks At A World Gone Wrong & Vents In The Best Way Possible (Audio)

Veteran D.I.T.C. artist O.C. is highly-respected for his crisp cadence and masterful way about rapping about life and art. Acclaimed albums like Word…Life, Trophies, Jewelz, and Starchild have honed in on O’s experiences and

This Little Boy Blues Record Was A Seed Of Love For Some Brooklyn Rap Giants (Audio)

Little Boy Blues released a single album, 1968’s In The Woodland Of Weir. The Psychedelic Garage Rock outfit fronted by “Little Boy Blue” Ray Levin, would eventually rise to open

Listen To The Best Hip-Hop Of December 2015 In One Playlist (Audio)

The number of Hip-Hop releases in December slowed, but the quality did not. In fact, it was one of the densest months of the year in terms of audio dope.

Stream O.C.’s New EP, Chock Full Of Introspect & Precise Delivery (Audio)

O.C. is an MC whose biggest albums are not necessarily his best selling. While, the Brooklyn/Queens, New York representative’s 1994 debut Word…Life is widely considered an incredible album, the Diggin’

Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… vs. O.C.’s Word…Life. Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding

Stretch & Bobbito’s Highlight Reel Features Slick Rick, Big L & Mobb Deep (Mix)

Throughout the 1990s, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito The Barber created a radio program that may as well have been the farm club to the Rap hall of fame. These two

This ’90s Hip-Hop Mix Reminds Fans Why They Were Ready to Die for H.E.R. (Mixtape)

In the mid-1990s, Hip-Hop underwent a bit of a transition. Some of the most skilled MCs on the scene (Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Grand Puba, Andre 3000, Scarface, etc.) started

DJ EFN Elevates DJ Albums & David Banner Explains One Potent Verse (Interview)

After 20 years of his life devoted to Hip-Hop music and culture, Miami, Florida-based DJ EFN stepped to the front with Another Time. Self-released, the studio album included more than

Royce Da 5’9″, O.C., REKS & Droog Make Some Revolutionary Boom Bap (Audio)

New Jersey veteran K-Def has remixed much of DJ EFN’s Another Time album. This go-round, the onetime Marley Marl protege invites listeners to revisit “Revolutionary Ride Music,” which features verses from

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Brought Their Vibes To HOT 97 In ’96 (Mix)

Throughout the 1990s, DJ Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito The Barber shaped radio weekly. In doing so, from Columbia University’s WKCR FM signal, the pair would help introduce those within frequency

Royce Da 5’9″, O.C., REKS & Your Old Droog On A Track Together? On A Buckwild Beat No Less! (Audio)

One week after bringing Killer Mike and Crooked I (Kxng Crooked) together on a stick of audio dynamite, the powder kegs are far from depleted. “Revolutionary Ride Music” is orchestrated

O.C. May Be One Of The Only Artists Who Can Claim To Have Received A Free Jay Z Feature

D.I.T.C. MC O.C. has several championed releases, stemming from his 1994 Wild Pitch Records debut, Word…Life, his 1997 Payday follow-up, Jewelz, his near-bootleg release Starchild, to his Apollo Brown tandem,

Do Remember: Haze Presents…NY Reality Check 101 (Mixed By DJ Premier)

This week, it was announced that 2015 will see the release of DJ Premier’s first solo album, Last Session @320. The album and its title are an homage to the

A.O.T.P. Meets D.I.T.C. As Apathy Announces Collaborative LP With O.C., Perestoika

Veteran Willimantic, Connecticut MC/producer has announced—via a new video—that he is planning three albums for 2015. A member of veteran charting act Army Of The Pharaohs, recent super-group Get Busy

Finding the GOAT: Pick Another ’90s Great Wild Card For Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick

Do Remember: O.C.’s “Born 2 Live” (Video)

Twenty years ago today (October 18), O.C. released his debut album, Word…Life. On the now-defunct-but-legendary Wild Pitch Records, the Organized Konfusion affiliate (who would later become an integral part of

Catch Animated O.C., A.G. & Roc Marciano In DJ Skizz’s Dope Visual (Video)

Last year, veteran New York City radio DJ Skizz released B.Q.E., a compilation-style LP, featuring a plethora of NYC lyricists. This underground favorite continues to make noise a year later,

Mayhem Lauren Tears Down Two Ultra-Rare Vintage 1994 Buckwild Beats With Freestyles (Audio)

Throughout the just-released Silk Pyramids album, Queens’ Mayhem Lauren ripped through some timeless Buckwild production on their shared bill. For two bonus cuts on the limited edition vinyl, ‘Hem got

D.I.T.C. Gives Away The Remix Project, Featuring New Mixes By DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, Alchemist & Diamond D (Download)

The Diggin’ In The Crates crew surprised Heads today (May 7). The respected New York City veteran producer/MC collective including Showbiz, A.G., Diamond D, Lord Finesse, O.C., Buckwild, Fat Joe,

Alchemist Remixes A D.I.T.C. Gem From A.G. & O.C. (Audio)

It’s been 15 years since D.I.T.C.’s (Diggin’ In The Crates) one and only album. Released on Tommy Boy Records, the self-titled LP (often called “World Class” by some Heads) featured

Right As Pharoahe Monch Readies P.T.S.D., Prince Po Releases A Video With Organized Konfusion & O.C. (Video)

Tomorrow, Pharoahe Monch will release his fourth solo album, P.T.S.D. Earlier todays, fans were (and still are) treated to an early listen. However, quite cleverly, Prince Po released the video

O.C. Is Forever A B-Boy. He Toasts To Lifetime Hip-Hop Heads In New Song (Audio)

O.C.’s been working lately. After dropping Ray’s Cafe, an album with Bronx, New York producer/D.I.T.C. affiliate Ray West, Mush is back with “B-Boy Stance.” The Brooklyn and Queens native (he’s

A Rare 1994 Remix Surfaces From O.C.’s Word…Life Album By DJ Eclipse (Audio)

O.C.’s 1994 debut album, Word…Life, is among one of the albums that makes the year so special in the Hip-Hop memory. Known then as a longtime affiliate of Organized Konfusion,

It’s Organized Konfusion As Pharoahe Monch & O.C. Rock With Prince Po & Oh No (Audio)

Just last year, Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po cracked the mic together on Marco Polo’s PA2: The Director’s Cut. The Queens, New York vets have been in the news a

Organized Konfusion To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Stress: The Extinction Agenda With O.C. & Large Professor

In August of 1994, Pharoahe Monch and Prince Poetry released their second of three albums as Organized Konfusion. The Queens, New Yorkers followed their self-titled 1991 LP with a sophomore

One Of The Source’s Co-Founders & DJ Mighty Mi Lay Down A 2 Hour Golden Era Mix (Audio)

Back in arguably the greatest year for all things Rap (1988), The Source magazine, the onetime “Bible Of Hip-Hop,” started by Publisher Dave Mays and Jon Shecter at Harvard University

O.C. Reflects On His Day With A Whole New Flow On A Dreamy Ray West Beat (Audio)

If you listen to O.C.’s 1994 debut album Word…Life you’ll get some deeply introspective MC’ing. O is a master at calling back to childhood memories, or analyzing a situation differently

O.C. Time-Travels With Ray’s Cafe (Audio)

Diggin’ In The Crates alum O.C. has a few styles and approaches. The MC who spent his youth in both Brooklyn and Queens may be best known for his “cap

Large Professor, O.C., Inspectah Deck & Tragedy Khadafi Team Up On Marco Polo’s Astonishing (Audio)

Could you imagine this between 1993 and 1998? Large Professor (Main Source), Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang Clan), Tragedy Khadafi (Capone-N-Noreaga fam), and O.C. (Diggin’ In The Crates) on one song? Well,

Members Of Ultramagnetic MCs & Main Source Remember The Late Paul C.

For those that don’t know, one of Hip-Hop’s unseen hands in the late 1980s was a Queens, New York engineer/producer named Paul “C” McKasty. Large Professor, who came up with

RE-WIN(D): Here’s a video playlist of joints from the early to mid-90’s. You’ll find songs from Mobb Deep, Jeru Tha Damaja, Group Home, The Roots, Jay-Z, De La Soul, Gang Starr, O.C., Diamond D and more. Just press play and let it ride.

Click here for another RE-WIN(D) playlist featuring De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, Kid N Play, Special Ed, Monie Love, Chubb Rock, Pete Rock

Time to Dig In The Crates. Rock with me for a minute. The Kid Daytona just murdered a track O.C. once used as a dope intro. Check out Lifted ft Styles P and Vaughn Anthony.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWjeQsDR_NQ Click here to download. Up on O.C.?  He was a part of D.I.T.C. (the Diggin’ in the Crates crew).  Here’s Born to Live, which features the intro on the