Originoo Gunn Clappaz
- Starang Wondah (A.K.A. Gunn Clappa Numba One, Big Will, Hurricane Starang)
- Louville Sluggah (A.K.A. Gunn Clappa Numba Two, Hennyville Guzzler, Henny)
- Top Dog (A.K.A. Gunn Clappa Numba Three, Big Kahuna, and D-O)
OGC are part of the alrger Boot Camp Clik family, a trio of Starang Wondah, Louville Sluggah and Top Dog also known as the Wild Bunch of the Boot Camp Clik. they are natives of Brownsville, New York and the third act signed to Duck Down Enterprizez in 1994. Their name is taken as an homage to their grinding Brownsville borough.
"O.G.C. represents 9 to 5 workers to street hustlers working hard for family, self, just striving to rise." - Louieville Sluggah.
Much like, Heltah Skeltah, OGC made their first appearance on Smif N’ Wessun’s 1995 début, Da Shinin on the tracks, "Sound Boy Buriel” and “Cession At Da Doghille”. Later that year they joined forces with Ruck and Rock of Heltah Skeltah to make the Fab 5. Here they dropped the cuts, "Blah," "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka," and "Leflah” which left fans in awe of their power of presence on the mic. Despite this, the group never furthered efforts for an encore. The next year, OGC released their first full-length album, Da Storm. They took the number ten position on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart that year and sold 250,000 units.
"Top Dog, Louieville and Starang got different flows, so you can put them together this time and you have the ultimate. You have a figure. You have a triangle. You can put them together, or you can separate them. But, it's not just a storm no more, it's four seasons now." - Top Dogg
After the Boot Camp group album, OGC came back in 1999 with The M-Pire Strikez Back collaborating with producers, Havoc, DruHa, Shaleek, Vincent Davis, and Black Market. The album had ever-present hard 909 drum beats making it a solid drop for the trio. A guest appearance was made by Mobb Deep's, Havoc. Unfortunately this was the last project released from OGC. After recording the Boot Camp Clik sophomore release, The Chosen Few, the OGC went into hibernation.
By 2000, Top Dog recorded a twelve-inch single, “Cabbin Stabbin,” with A Tribe Called Quest's own Phife Dawg. Starang dropped a double sided EP, That’s What’s Up and The Game. He also later continued working with the Sounds Of Black Entertainment, recording several tracks for a future solo project. The only smell of reunion for the Clappaz would be on Boot Camp's 2005 drop, The Last Stand.(image & quotes jacked from Duck Down Entaprizez)
- 1996 Da Storm (Chart position: #10)
- 1999 the M-Pire Shrikez Back (Chart position: #38)