The great L.A. rapper and producer DJ Quik released Quik Is The Name, his classic debut album, 23 years ago, and he remains absolutely vital today. I can’t think of a single other person in rap who’s been as good as Quik for anywhere near as long, and he’s still wrecking shit. Quik’s got a new solo album called The Midnight Life coming out next month. On first single “That Getter,” he goes deep into his personal history over a hard, funky track that doesn’t sound remotely old-school. The track has a “featuring David Blake” credit, but David Blake is Quik’s birth name, and we hear him rapping in a couple of different voices on the song. The track bangs, and you can hear it below.
(via Nah Right)
The Midnight Life is out 10/14 on Mad Science Recordings.