We at O.I.S.D. (@OISD5Emcees) welcome you to “Houston & 1st“! The 9 track EP features production from group members J.Monopoly & J.O. and Brown Bag All Star producer/emcee J57. “Houston & 1st” is our second official body of work. With this new project we hope to capture and stimulate your imagination as we take you through the journey of a night in the life of O.I.S.D.
Below is our bio :
Hip Hop as a culture always tests the fabric of music. It has been known to break from the mold to create something new. Though it does posses many influences from other genres,it takes and creates a brand new sound,fee,and emotion. Operation Industry Shut Down embodies the principles of the culture to the point of creating something that represents the struggle of growing,learning and teaching through life experience. The name also represents the camaraderie and unity expressed through the love of music. For not only are they emcees,but are a voice for the generation of artists and people looking to change the world through expression of self through this wonderful art.
O.I.S.D. was founded by J.Monopoly & E.Y.E.Q. while attending Long Island City high school. They met through mutual friends and sprouted a friendship through their appreciation and love of music. Being spontaneous and creative, Monopoly would do impromptu freestyles while E.Y.E.Q. made beats on the lunchroom tables. Through these impromptu freestyles Khid 2Che & Showtyme met up with the two and forged a friendship. Being that they’ve had rap experience, being a part of a group themselves, Q & Monopoly put the two on to their idea of creating the collective. The last member of the group to join was J.O., who didn’t start rapping until after graduating from L.I.C. in 2006. The group started recording collectively by the end of 2007 when J.O. officially joined the group.