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Format: CD
Sku: 220562193
UPC: 044003136175
UPC 14: 00044003136175
Release Date: 4/19/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Fire and Brimstone ~ DJ Quik
2. Do Today ~ DJ Quik
3. Ghetto Rendezvous ~ DJ Quik
4. Luv of My Life ~ DJ Quik
5. Babylon - (featuring Bizzy Bone) ~ DJ Quik
6. Killer Dope ~ DJ Quik
7. Real Women ~ DJ Quik
8. Poppin' - (featuring Blakkazz K.K.) ~ DJ Quik
9. Hydromatic ~ DJ Quik
10. Across the Map - (featuring Bun B) ~ DJ Quik
11. Nobody ~ DJ Quik
12. Boogie till You Conk Out ~ DJ Quik
13. Flow For Sale ~ DJ Quik
14. So Compton ~ DJ Quik
15. Time Stands Still ~ DJ Quik
16. End?, The ~ DJ Quik

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: DJ Quik (keyboards, drums, drum machine, programming).
Muze PNote Editor: DJ Quik.
Muze PNote Photographer: Jorge Peniche.
Muze PNote 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

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Blakkazz K.K.
Muze Guest Artist Bizzy Bone
Muze Guest Artist Bun B
Muze Guest Artist Suca Free
Muze Guest Artist Ice Cube
Muze Guest Artist Kurupt Tha Kingpin
Muze Guest Artist Dwele
Muze Guest Artist Garry Shider

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Old School Rap
Muze Music Compilations Street Gospel (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Training Day (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Return From Mecca
Muze Music Compilations Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Muze Music Compilations STARR(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Starr
Muze Music Compilations BLAME IT ON THE STREETS(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Old School Rap Party 2

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/19/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1002
Music Label Name Label : Mad Science
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00044003136175

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."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Dj Quik
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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