The M-Pire Shrikez Back

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Pinning their hopes of rejuvenation on a core of upstart producers, O.G.C. bids farewell to the ritualistic Boot Camp Click sound which encompasses their discordant debut Da Storm. Experiencing an epiphany of sorts, O.G.C. (Starang Wondah, Louieville, and Top Dog) warm up to a realm of organic instrumentation and orchestral arrangements. Lyrically, the standard BCC curriculum of getting weeded and pursuing honeys gets monotonous for stretches. O.G.C. is strikingly more appealing when they expand upon their predictable topic matter. However, the distinctive/varying production supplied by Gray-Boy, Black-Market, and Justin Trugman manages to slightly mask that oversight, stepping up when most needed. Starang and Louieville continue to grow, and their two-man lyrical tag-team exhibition is augmented by Top Dog's high-spirited repartees. O.G.C.'s maturity is evident, and re-structuring their sound did wonders for the group's chemistry, as they begin to show signs off blossoming on their brisk follow-up.

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