Heds and Dreds: DJ Quik’s Compton Fried Reggae

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August 24, 2011

“Tha Bombudd” (Quik is the Name, 1991)

Produced entirely by Quik when he was just 19, Quik is the Name, which quietly reached its 20th anniversary last month, is the most seminal G-Funk album by a non-NWA/Dogg Pound member. As with his later stabs at reggae vocaliazing, here Quik adopts singjay style in the vein of a Yellowman or Josey Wales, chatting bout “I said mi smoke di bombudd like it’s going out of style/Gimme di bombudd, mi give you big kool-aid smile.”