On this day in 1991, DJ Quik released his debut album, “Quik Is The Name.” 🔥🔥 My favorite tracks are: Tonite, Quik Is The Name, I Got That Feelin’, & Born and Raised in Compton, what are yours? 👇🏼 #DJQuik#QuikIsTheName
Le classic ultime, mon album rap us numero 1, une source d'inspiration infinie, un chef d'oeuvre. L'univers, l'atmosphère apocalyptique, la noirceur des écrits. Les égouts de newyork comme si tu y étais. Le chaos urbain en musique, la rue sans concession ni démagogie un diamant brut. J'avais 16 ans quand l'album est sorti et je l'ai acheté les yeux fermés car j'étais déja fan du single "Hell on earth".
C'est pour moi le meilleur album de Mobb Deep car c'est le plus dark, y a aucun single aucune concession ils en avaient vraiment rien à foutre quand ils l'ont fait ça se sent. Aujourd'hui les artistes sont des surfers qui surfent sur les tendances, à cette époque des groupes comme ca ils créaient la tendance c'est la différence. Quand j'y pense c'était vraiment une chance d'avoir connu ça. J'ai eu la chance de les voir en concert quand Prodigy était encore vivant avec Big Twin et Alchemist en 1ère partie c'était bouillant. Depuis la mort de Prodigy le hip hop n'est plus et ne sera jamais le même. .............................................................
Today would have been the 40th birthday of the Princess of R&B herself, Aaliyah, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 2001 after shooting the music video for her hit single "Rock The Boat"; eight others lost their lives in the crash as well. Today's pop and R&B market is overflowing with bullshit and is in desperate need of more respectable artists like Aaliyah, one of the defining voices of R&B in the '90s. I remember watching her videos when I was 11 or 12 and marveling at how incredibly and naturally beautiful she was in addition to the great music she made, which was quite impressive for a teenager. With her natural talent combined with having Timbaland and Missy Elliott (and before that, (gulp) R. Kelly) in her corner on the production tip and a unique fashion sense to boot, she could do no wrong; she ultimately released three consecutive double-platinum-selling studio albums (Age Ain't Nothing But A Number, One In A Million and Aaliyah, respectively) in her lifetime, while her 2002 posthumous compilation album I Care 4 U went platinum. Aaliyah was also briefly known for her short-lived acting career, particularly in the 2000 action flick Romeo Must Die (opposite Jet Li), which also spawned a hit soundtrack; the latter contains Aaliyah's only #1 pop single (and also her only platinum-selling single) to date, "Try Again"). My personal favorites, however, are probably "One In A Million" and Timbaland's blazing remix of "Hot Like Fire". Aaliyah is very much missed, but never forgotten. I still can't believe she was only 22 when she died. Happy Born Day and R.I.P. Aaliyah Dana Haughton a/k/a "Babygirl" (1979-2001)
Today's joint #WuWednesday and #WestCoastWednesday post is mostly a shameless repeat of the one I did around this time last year, but fuck it. With that said, I gotta give a Happy Belated Born Day salute to prominent Wu-Tang Clansman, brilliant lyrical criminologist and master Mafioso rap storyteller Raekwon The Chef, as well as a Happy (early) Born Day salute to legendary Compton producer, rapper and multi-instrumentalist, DJ Quik; both artists are celebrating 49 years on this planet this past weekend and later this week, respectively. Today's #CurrentRotation features Rae's short-but-sweet mixtape Lost Jewlry, which celebrated its sixth anniversary yesterday and includes production from Scram Jones, Buckwild and Statik Selektah as well as grimy guest verses from Freddie Gibbs and Maino and R&B vocals from Faith Evans and Altrina Renee; the latter shines on the leaked single "86'", which is already buttery-smooth itself with a dope Mtume sample. I also had to throw Quik's platinum-selling debut album, Quik Is The Name, into the mix in celebration of the latter's 28th anniversary yesterday. The album is strengthened by the gangsta party staples "Born And Raised In Compton" and "Tonite" as well as the respective raunchy opening and closing numbers "Sweet Black Pussy" and "Skanless"; the latter being a posse cut featuring hilarious guest support from frequent collaborators AMG, 2nd II None and Hi-C. Happy Wu/West Coast Wednesday y'all.... #Raekwon#RaekwonTheChef#HappyBelatedBirthday#LostJewlry#Mixtape#IceH2O #2013 #DJQuik#Quik#HappyEarlyBirthday#QuikIsTheName#ProfileRecords #1991