Book Of David(Explicit Version) CD (2011)

Artist: Dj Quik

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Label MAD Science/fontana
SKU 220562193
UPC 044003136175
UPC 14 00044003136175
Format CD
Release Date 4/19/2011
Author Dj Quik
Compilation Appearance Vol. 3-Old School Rap
Compilation Appearance Street Gospel (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Life
Compilation Appearance Old School Rap
Compilation Appearance Training Day (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Quality (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kiss Of Death (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Compilation Appearance BLAME IT ON THE STREETS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance STARR(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Starr
Technical Info
CatalogID 1002
Lable Name Mad Science
Released 04/19/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 69m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00044003136175
Musical Guests
Blakkazz K.K.
Bizzy Bone
Bun B
Suca Free
Ice Cube
Kurupt Tha Kingpin
Garry Shider
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: DJ Quik (keyboards, drums, drum machine, programming).
Editor: DJ Quik.
Photographer: Jorge Peniche.
While his only worthy contemporary, Dr. Dre, continued to tease with leaked tracks and missed release dates, West Coast rapper/producer DJ Quik kept banging them out, releasing The Book of David just two years after his collaboration with Kurupt, BlaQKout. In the world of G-funk, that's an incredibly quick turnaround, which is the unreasonable reason Quik's releases are undervalued by any but the West Coast faithful. Shame really, since The Book of David is as well-crafted and vital release that can stand toe to toe with the 2011 competition, coming at the listener as cocksure as Jeezy or T.I. at times (check the truly vicious "Ghetto Rendezvous" for proof) while giving up some lighter numbers the Stones Throw or alt-rap crowd could hang with (best example, "Luv of My Live" with Detroit's Gift Reynolds on the mike). There's something for every thug in these Zapp and Parliament-influenced productions, along with some envelope-pushing moments, like the analog mysticism of the Bizzy Bone feature "Babylon," or the stern sounds of "Poppin'," which come off as a bizarre, time travel blend of West Coast and Weimer Republic. Quik's fans get plenty of his Eazy-E like insults ("Your hair is falling out, my hair is growing in/I put my hair in curls, and put yours in the garbage bin") and unnamed targets to guess at, plus with Kurupt, Bun B, Ice Cube, and even Suga Free on board, the guest list reads like an elder statesmen's summit. Top it off with a closer from the late P-Funk guitarist Garry Shider, and the old school's heart is on fire, but The Book of David is no nostalgia trip. This is Quik in top form and pointed at the future, ignoring all fads and focused on what is real. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.70) - "[B]lending baroque '80s roller jams, velvety '90s slow-rides, contemporary Dam-Funk swooshwave, and a breakdown with the late P-Funk guitarist Garry Shider."
The Wire (p.60) - "[H]e rationalises the darkness of TRAUMA with the breeze and bounce of 1998's RHYTHYMALISM, and the results are often downright hilarious."
Disc 1
1 Fire and Brimstone
2 Do Today
3 Ghetto Rendezvous
4 Luv of My Life
5 Babylon - (featuring Bizzy Bone)
6 Killer Dope
7 Real Women
8 Poppin' - (featuring Blakkazz K.K.)
9 Hydromatic
10 Across the Map - (featuring Bun B)
11 Nobody
12 Boogie till You Conk Out
13 Flow For Sale
14 So Compton
15 Time Stands Still
16 End?, The
Product Attributes
Artist Dj Quik
Music Format Compact Disc

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