O.C. - Word...Life
A key factor in the Diggin’ In The Crates crew, with other members including Fat Joe and Big L, O.C. was as gifted lyrically as any of his competition. A product of bad timing, he was outshined by Nas and the Notorious B.I.G. in 1994 before dealing with the arrival of Jay Z once his sophomore effort Jewelz came out three years later. This factor aside, “Time’s Up” put the East Coast on alert that there was yet another potential contender for leading the underground.