DJ QUIK BOOK OF DAVID

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The Book of David is the eighth studio album by American rapper and producer DJ Quik, released April 19, on Mad Science and Fontana Distribution. For more than 20 years, DJ Quik has been the secret ingredient in the broth. On the surface, The Book of David feels more straightforward. release from the MC, rapper and producer. DJ Quik has rewarded listeners for two decades, since establishing himself in with his platinum debut.


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This realization has been dawning in real time in DJ Quik's music recently. On BlaQKout , his collaboration with fellow West Coast warrior Kurupt, he experimented with stylistic detours from electro to dub, letting his free-associative musical imagination run wild.

But it's also riddled with idiosyncrasies: It's as weird as it is crowd-pleasing, and it underlines what BlaQKout suggested: Unencumbered by commercial expectations, Quik is making some of the most inventive music of his career. Quik has always been quirkier than his gangsta-rap peers-- underneath the monstrous knock of his drums, he's snuck in all manner of odd little details.

On The Book of David , though, he's a full-blown mad scientist of trunk-rattle.

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It's a pulverizing track that could transform a passing Jeep into a noise-disturbance complaint, but it's also a sprawling grid of counter-rhythms oddly similar to the rhythmic map of Radiohead's "Bloom".

If any of this sounds wonky or cerebral, don't worry-- The Book of David is a pleasure-first listening experience, and Quik deploys each of his tricks with a showman's flair. On that song, Quik brags about his ability to simultaneously rhyme and play his piano live; it's a telling boast, revealing the old-school funk producer Quik is in his heart.

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On BlaQKout , he effortlessly lapped frowning technical lyricist Kurupt, and given a sprawling minute album to hold down, he makes for durably fascinating company. His word choices-- meticulous and hilarious-- land somewhere left of your expectations, making him the most vivid presence on each song he's on. When he doles out insults, it's with a sense of school-teacherly calm he's "a dignitary, you're a lowly beggar," he says on "Fire and Brimstone" , and even when Quik summons true venom, his voice never rises above the level of casual conversation.

Most of that venom on The Book of David is directed, as it has been for most of his career, at an intimate place: It's a horrific story, the kind of dirty laundry some rappers would air as a perverse badge of honor see: Game, The.

On BlaQKout, he effortlessly lapped frowning technical lyricist Kurupt, and given a sprawling minute album to hold down, he makes for durably fascinating company. His word choices-- meticulous and hilarious-- land somewhere left of your expectations, making him the most vivid presence on each song he's on.

When he doles out insults, it's with a sense of school-teacherly calm he's "a dignitary, you're a lowly beggar," he says on "Fire and Brimstone" , and even when Quik summons true venom, his voice never rises above the level of casual conversation. Most of that venom on The Book of David is directed, as it has been for most of his career, at an intimate place: his own family.

It's a horrific story, the kind of dirty laundry some rappers would air as a perverse badge of honor see: Game, The.

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But Quik has no interest in battering us with his personal pain; he just wants to tell us about it. So he slips it in easily among the boasts, the jokes, and the party jams.

In that way, David mimics the texture of real life-- jokes and confessions, partying and pain, all mixed up together. The Book of David emanates this decidedly zen confidence and ease at every level.

Quik has a lifetime's worth of career relationships and unlimited lines of credibility to draw on, but he shows zero interest in crowding his tracks with guest-verse favors called in from his more famous friends to wiggle closer to the mainstream.

The features on David-- relative no-names like Jon B. When you've exerted the kind of unacknowledged influence on your art form that Quik has, bitterness can take hold easily.Dre and his forthcoming " Detox " album—have floated around in the past couple of years as to why he hadn't released music since 's " Trauma.

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No one at the label did, honestly. The Midnight Life I would never want more than what I got and that was to be born in the '70s and witness that music firsthand.

Quik has always been quirkier than his gangsta-rap peers-- underneath the monstrous knock of his drums, he's snuck in all manner of odd little details. In the interview he stated, "I figure how to come back to music I've done every Breakbeat every Drum pattern that you can possibly do and all the while I feel like I got away from the music that made me want to get into the industry from people like Prince , The Time , The Force M.

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