With technology making every arm of Hip-Hop more accessible by the minute, the multifaceted role of rapper/producer has exploded in recent years. But, while rap’s DIY spotlight currently sits on the J.Cole and Big K.R.I.T.’s of the world, very few will ever match the overall versatility of DJ Quik.
Despite never achieving the mainstream success of his peers, this Comptonite was and still is able to deliver an array of rich material that covers any genre from extended-play jazz to hardcore gangsta rap. Plus, his gourmet buffet of beats have complimented not only Q’s own brand of up-close and personal bangers, but notable tracks from everyone to Ludacris and 2Pac to Whitney Houston and Nate Dogg. Oh, and the man can hold down a Jheri Curl with the best of ’em.
If you haven’t given it up for the crown prince of The West Coast and don’t have time to sift through his Atlantis-deep catalog, get up to speed with these ten choice tracks from the one & only DJ Q-u-i-k, with no C.