This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

July 5th – O.G. Style was born Eric Woods in Houston, Texas on this day in 1970.

He began his career in the mid-1980’s as Prince Ezzy-E and was known for his rhyme battle skills.

He then scored some local college hits and became somewhat of a minor local celebrity.

He changed his stage name to Original E in 1989 when he met DJ Big Boss.

The two formed a duo known as O.G. Style.

They released their debut album “I Know How To Play ‘Em” in 1991 on the famed Rap-A-Lot label.

“I Know How To Play ‘Em” spawned the regional hit single “Catch ‘Em Slippin’”.

After the two went their separate ways, Woods kept the name O.G. Style as his solo stage name.

While working on a new solo album, Woods died of a brain aneurysm in 2008.

His son Eric Jr. is reportedly planning to finish his late father’s album.