DJ Quik - Quik Is The Name

DJ Quik | Quik Is The Name | 1991 | Compton | CD Album

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DJ Quik was born on January 18, 1970 in Compton, California. He was chiefly inspired by funk and soul artists, such as Roger Troutman (who even taught him the use of the talkbox, which became a trademark for Quik's sound throughout his career) and George Clinton. Out of respect for his beloved friend, Roger Troutman, he retired the talkbox. Quik's love for music began at 2, as his mother had an extensive record collection. By age 12 he was already playing instruments, and by the age of 21, he was a platinum-selling artist.

He began selling homemade mixtapes (notably The Red Tape, 1987) after he received a turntable for his 9th grade graduation. He then began doing shows DJing around Southern California, many of which ended in rival gang related altercations. In the 11th grade, Quik dropped out of high school. For a period of about three years he was homeless after his mother lost her home, due to foreclosure. He would later go on to say that after his success in the rap world many of his family members "popped up". Creating a street buzz off his self-made mix tapes, he began to generate interest off many major labels, including Profile Records and Ruthless Records. Later he went on to regret his contract with Profile Records, as Eazy-E offered him a 1-million-dollar advance. It left Profile Records with no other choice, they sent cease-and-desist letters to Ruthless Records. He signed to Profile Records in the summer of 1990, reportedly as the label's first six-figure signee. Profile Records implemented tactics including having David appear more mysterious by exaggerating. He brought another act to the label 2nd II None.

His debut album, Quik Is the Name, which was released in 1991, was led by the success of two top 20 R&B singles, "Tonite" and "Born and Raised in Compton." The album ended up reaching 10th on the album charts, and being certified Platinum by the RIAA. None of his successive albums reached the success of his debut, though they have been well received. He went on to produce 2nd II None.

Format:  Digital Download MP3

Released: 1991

Record Label: Profile Records

Produced By: DJ Quik

Style: Gangsta, Funk

City: Compton

State: California

Area Code: 310


1DJ QuikSweet Black P***y04:20
2DJ QuikTonite05:23
3DJ QuikBorn And Raised In Compton03:25
4DJ Quik, 2nd II None, AMGDeep03:42
5DJ QuikTha Bombudd03:47
6DJ QuikDedication01:30
7DJ QuikQuik Is The Name02:46
8DJ QuikLoked Out Hood02:50
9DJ Quik8 Ball03:30
10DJ QuikQuik's Groove01:50
11DJ Quik, AMGTear It Off03:46
12DJ QuikI Got That Feelin'03:38
13DJ Quik, AMG, Hi-C, 2nd II NoneSkanless02:54
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One Comment

  1. Jon April 28, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Straight classic. 304 Posse

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