As the fourth group to emerge from NYC's Boot Camp Clik, the Originoo Gunn Clappaz had some big shoes to fill. Their first album Da Storm was released in 1996 and introduced listeners to a group firmly rooted in the same formula as their predecessors. The album was a moderate success and continued in the tradition of Beatminerz production with its street-smart rhymes from the triple threat of Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah and Top Dog. While many of the BCC brethren returned with somewhat lackluster follow-ups, O.G.C. surprised all naysayers with their exceptional sophomore release, The M-Pire Shrikez Back (1999). Their second album saw them working with new producers and was much more up-tempo than their earlier work. While subject matter stayed true to violent threats and the pursuit of women and weed, their back-and-forth mic presence and colorful lyricism was stronger than ever.