Saturday, August 23, 2008 | Posted in ,,,

Da Storm is the debut album from Hip Hop trio O.G.C. (Originoo Gunn Clappaz), released in October 1996 through Duck Down Records. O.G.C. members Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah and Top Dog gained fame as members of the Hip Hop collective Boot Camp Clik, debuting with Heltah Skeltah as "The Fab 5" in 1995. The two groups split up to release separate debuts in 1996, with Da Storm coming as the last Boot Camp Clik debuts, after Black Moon's Enta Da Stage, Smif-N-Wessun's Dah Shinin', and Heltah Skeltah's Nocturnal. Out of these four Boot Camp albums, Da Storm sold the least, reaching just over 200,000 copies in the United States.

The album featured two singles; the first was "No Fear", which featured "Da Storm" as a B-Side; the second was "Hurricane Starang", which featured "Gunn Clapp" and "Danjer" as B-Sides. The lead single "No Fear" peaked at #13 on Billboard magazine's Hot Rap Singles chart. Videos were shot for three tracks, "No Fear", and a split video for "Hurricane Starang" and "Danjer", titled "Hurricane Danjer".

01. Intro
02. Calm Before Da Storm
03. No Fear
04. Boom...Boom...Fucking Prick
05. Gunn Clapp
06. Emergency Broadcast System
07. Hurricane Starang (Feat. Rock)
08. Danjer
09. Elements Of Da Storm
10. Da Storm
11. Wild Cowboys In Bucktown (Feat. Sadat X & Sean Black)
12. God Don't Like Ugly
13. X-Unknown
14. Elite Fleet (Feat. M.S., Representativz & Bad Vybes)
15. Flappin'

Out of the four debuts by the BCC, this one was the least received. It's still a tight album in my opinion, just not as fresh as when you first heard Enta Da stage, Dah shinin' & Nocturnal. Dont' get me wrong the trio of Starang Wondah (who still is one of the best MC's in the game), Louieville Sluggah & Top Dog deliver hard hittin lyrics in much the same dark, gloomy sound that the BCC were famous for at the time. This is still a top notch album from the BCC camp and has since received long overdue praise thanks in part to the classic singles of "No Fear" & "Hurricane Starang", some of the best songs to come out of the booming 90's hip hop scene.


"Hurricane Danjer"