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15 Of The Best DJ Quik Songs

“Quik Is The Name” – Quik Is The Name (1991)

After building a big buzz for himself on the streets of L.A., Quik’s big break came with the release of his 1991 album, Quik Is The Name. The album would eventually be certified platinum after selling 1 million copies. On the title track, we find Quik kicking his trademark rapid-fire rhymes over a funky sample of Cameo’s ”I Just Want to Be.”

“Born & Raised In Compton” - Quik Is The Name (1991)

“Born & Raised In Compton,” Quik’s first single, borrows its signature funky alchemy from Isaac Hayes “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic,”Hardcore Jollies” by Funkadelic ”She’s Not Just Another Woman” by 8th Day. Meanwhile, the song looks back at Quik’s life growing up on the Compton streets.

“Tonite” - Quik Is The Name (1991)

Over a slow-rolling, sexy bass groove, “Tonite” was the highest-charting song of Quik’s career landing at No. 49 on the Billboard 100 chart.

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