Jewelz is the second album by the rapper O.C.. Unlike his debut, 1994's Word...Life, Jewelz features a wider number of guest producers and rappers. Producer DJ Premier (who also oversaw and mixed other parts of the album) lends his hand on four songs, while Buckwild, Da Beatminerz and O.Gee all drop three songs each. D.I.T.C. members Showbiz and Lord Finesse each contribute one number and as the album was released the production was highly praised for its clean, crispy but at the same time dark and menacing sound.

O.C. plays with a wide array of styles on the album, from the war-metaphor battle song "War Games" to abstract stories on the haunting "The Crow" and a very special history on a mystique woman that enters Credles life in "Stronjay". Though the differences between O.C.'s two first efforts are very noticeable many fans are constantly, and still, arguing which was the better album out of them.

This album, like his first, received strong reviews, but lacked in sales. He made his first appearance on the Billboard 200 album chart with the album, and also made his first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, with the single "Far From Yours". The album is now out of print.

As part of the concept for Jewelz, the CD was sold with different colored disc art inspired by the color palate of various jewels.

Track listing

#TitleSongwritersProducer(s)Performer (s)
2"My World"O. Credle, C. MartinDJ PremierO.C.
3"War Games"O. Credle, C. MartinDJ PremierO.C., Organized Konfusion
4"Can't Go Wrong"O. Credle, G. ScottDJ OgeeO.C.
5"The Chosen One"O. Credle, A. BestBuckwildO.C.
6"Dangerous"O. Credle, W. Dewgarde,
L. Coleman, R. Lapread
Mr. Walt of Da BeatminerzO.C., Big L
7"Win the G"O. Credle, C. Martin,
J. Campbell
DJ PremierO.C., Freddie Foxxx
8"Far from Yours"O. Credle, A. Best,
M. Bryant, G. Johnson,
L. Johnson, E. Barrier,
W. Griffin
Buckwild; intro interlude by DJ PremierO.C., Yvette Michele, Roc Raida
9"Stronjay"O. Credle, W. DewgardeMr. Walt of Da BeatminerzO.C.
10"M.U.G."O. Credle, C. Martin,
J. Campbell
DJ PremierO.C., Freddie Foxxx
11"The Crow"O. Credle, R. LemayShowbizO.C.
12"You & Yours"O. Credle, G. ScottDJ OgeeO.C.
13"Hypocrite"O. Credle, A. Best,
W. Garfield, C. Clay
14"It's Only Right"O. Credle, W. Dewgarde,
C. Ward
Mr. Walt of Da BeatminerzO.C.
15"Jewelz"O. Credle, R. HallLord Finesse; intro interlude by DJ Premier[4]O.C.

Album singles

Single information
"Far From Yours"
  • Released: July 28, 1997
  • B-Side: "My World"
"Can't Go Wrong"
  • Released: December 16, 1997
  • B-Side: "Dangerous"


  • Patrick Moxey -executive producer
  • Mr. Dave - executive producer, A&R
  • Eddie Sancho - engineering
  • Max Vargas - engineering
  • Norty Cotto - engineering
  • Tony Smalios - engineering
  • Chris Conway - engineering
  • Kieran Walsh - engineering
  • Michael Gilbert - engineering
  • DJ Premier - mixing
  • Ogee - mixing
  • Buckwild - mixing
  • Da Beatminerz - mixing
  • Showbiz - mixing
  • Lord Finesse - mixing
  • Tony Dawsey - mastering
  • Danny Clinch - photography
  • Gregory Burke - art direction, design

Album chart positions

Chart (1997)Peak
US Billboard 200[5]90
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6]16

Singles chart positions

YearSongChart positions
Billboard Hot 100Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & TracksHot Rap SinglesHot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1997"Far From Yours"81431223
"My World"15
1998"Can't Go Wrong"90