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The Best of DJ Quik - Da Finale

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Album Review

Supposedly, DJ Quik's last solo album, The Best of DJ Quik: Da Finale, is an awesome collection from an excellent rapper who is much better known for his production skills. Quik has worked with an incredible amount of superstars including Janet Jackson, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Whitney Houston, and Dr. Dre, but his rapping is a whole other universe. Coming straight outta Compton's mean streets in 1991, Quik had a style not so different than Eazy-E, though Quik is a more accomplished rapper with better vocal skills. Though Quik rapped about the hood and didn't shy away from telling it like it was, he generally concentrated more on party-oriented jams, rather than the gangsta raps which ruled the hip-hop scene in the early '90s. That's not to say that Quik didn't rap about gangs, but he didn't over-glamorize that scene the way many others did. Quik released six albums and they are well represented in these 19 tracks. "Tonite," "Born and Raised in Compton," and "Loked Out Hood" are classic tunes from his debut album, Quik Is the Name, that feature some of the best hip-hop grooves from that period. Other songs like "Just Lyke Compton" from Way 2 Fonky and "Pitch in ona Party" from Balance & Options couldn't be any catchier. The two new tracks, "Streetz Is Callin'" and "Quik's Groove VII" are not essential, but for folks who don't have many or any of Quik's solo albums, this collection is recommended.

Customer Reviews

Arguably the best compilation

This is arguably the best Quik compilation. The Platinum and Gold Collection is great, but it's missing Loked Out Hood which was always one of my favorite Quik songs. Anyway this is easily a 5-star album. Die-hard fans like me will probably want this even if they already have the source albums that these hits are from.

Dj Quik is a G

How can you not give dis 5 starz. It should get ten, or even twenty dare I say. And I ain't even sucking up, it's just the truth.

dj

Was never a DJ Quik fan until I bought this one. A++

Biography

Born: January 18, 1970 in Compton, CA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the premier West Coast gangsta rap artists of the early '90s, DJ Quik was a rapper as well as a producer whose career carried on well into the next decade, as he put his career aside and began working primarily as a beat-maker. Born David Martin Blake on January 18, 1970, in Compton, California, DJ Quik made a name for himself on the mixtape circuit during the late '80s, compiling tapes also featuring fellow rappers AMG, 2nd II None, and Hi-C. On the basis of these mixtapes, he was signed...
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