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One of the most important figures on the burgeoning early nineties Hip-Hop scene in Los Angeles, DJ Quik’s talents as a producer approached those of Dr. Dre and played a major role in defining the components of the West Coast G-Funk sound. Quik began his career recording with The Penthouse Players Clique but perfected his production technique with his debut solo release, Quik Is The Name, an album that stands alongside The Chronic and Amerikkka’s Most Wanted as one of the high points of West Coast Hip-Hop. Quik spits rhymes in tribute to his Compton neighborhood, the joys of custom cars, and summertime cookouts over a series of leisurely paced, sleigh bell laden beats that must have sounded absolutely revolutionary at the time of their release. Though he was primarily a producer Quik was also a talented and self-assured MC, and his agile, Jamaican inflected cadences nicely complement the laid back G-funk of tunes like the anthemic “Born and Raised in Compton” and the Zapp sampling “Loked Out Hood”. Quik is the Name is essential for anyone looking to explore the origins of the West Coast Sound.

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This is a "must-own" Quik album

First off, have to say I'm glad they're giving us the full album. I've been holding off on buying and hoping it would come and now that it's available I bought it. (iTunes you need to give us the full album of Way 2 Fonky next). Anyway this is classic Quik. This is easily a 5-star album and every song on here brings back memories since I listened to this album all throughout high school. This in my opinion is the best Quik album but I consider Way 2 Fonky a close second.

brings back memories

great album it brings back memories when i was in high school in da mid 90's

Def one of greatest!!!

Too bad da eastcoast don't show as much luv for da westcoast! DJ quik def has been slept on as a mc & producer his whole career. This album, easily 1 of da greatest ever! "Tonite" will forever be one of the truest sounds to represent WEST SIDE!!!

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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