The legendary producer and MC, Graf writer, dedicated crate digger and DJ etc from New Haven, Connecticut known as Dooley-O aka the Man that discovered this timeless and used, abused and overused break has finally released a new album, after releasing 2 dope EP's Jesus Piece and Here We Go earlier in 2013.
O.G. Status is being released on the French label Sleediz Records this month (September) and is the follow up album to the great I Gotcha released on Lewis Records back in 2005, O.G. Status is his third album after his (almost) lost album Watch My Moves (1990) released in 2003 by Stones Throw.
O.G. Status contains the perfect Dooley-O back to basics recipe of classic breaks alongside dope loops, dusty samples (the ill horns, juttering guitar sample and fat drums on "Get Ready Yall" are a real highlight for me personally) and his unique voice and style on the mic.
Guests on the album include his cousin Stezo, Blacastan, Runaway TY, Majesty, Northern Lights, Smoke & Rhythm-D and Double K (People Under The Stairs)
Check out "Get Ready Yall" below
Pick up O.G. Status here
There will be vinyl copies of the album in the near future, see Sleediz Records for further info
Many thanks to Thierry at Sleediz Records and Dooley-O for keeping great Hip Hop music alive and well.
Interview with the legend coming soon at the CRDS blog...