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I have my own little slang that I make up...

Mariah Carey

Written by Mariah Carey, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean & Shawntae “Da Brat” Harris
Produced by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean


3:26     Album Version


  • A lesson in Mariah slanguage: "O.O.C." means "out of control." Co-written with Swizz Beatz and Da Brat, Mariah found a few other kindred souls who understood her instinctively and yet were still able to contribute "a different perspective." "It's so amazing to write with someone who is also a rapper," Mariah said of Brat. "We can put our minds together and come up with something really unique and cool. That night, when we left the studio, I was like, 'I don't know how Swizz feels about it and whatever, but I really like it!' " - MTV April 11, 2008 “MARIAH CAREY LEADS A TRACK-BY-TRACK TOUR OF E=MC2, WHICH SHE CALLS '100 PERCENT OF ME’ by Jennifer Vineyard
  • Jay-Z said something to me that was really interesting, and I don't even know if he really remembers this. He's known me for a long time, and he's like, "You need to use some of your phrases in your music." I have my own little slang that I make up and say stupid stuff just for laughs. (On) the song "O.O.C." -- that's a Swizz Beatz track -- it means, "Out of control." So me and my friends will say that to each other, like, "OK, you're a little O.O.C. right now, tone it on down." Da Brat, who's a really good, close friend of mine since we worked on "Always Be My Baby" -- we wrote the lyrics together, and it was so fun. By saying (sings), "I get so O.O.C./So out of control, baby," we could explain it.

    When somebody was helping me type up the lyrics, and they wrote "Out of Control" in parenthesis (by the song title), I was like, "Get rid of that. It's 'O.O.C.'! Let them figure it out! It's not that tough! I say it in the next line!” - Billboard Mar 28/2008 Ann Donahue, “Mariah Carey’s ‘E=MC2’ offers genre-crossing equation”


2008 Released on the E=MC2 album.




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