Heds and Dreds: DJ Quik’s Compton Fried Reggae

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August 24, 2011

“Me Wanna Rip Your Girl” (Way 2 Fonky, 1992)

This one, over an old riddim by Linval Thompson, might be the most classic of all of Quik’s forays into reggae on the strength of its hilarious lyrics, starting with this intro: This is a song I wanna dedicate to my true/You thinking you’re my homey I would never turn my back on you/But mi say lately you got the girl and she make me feel real irie yuh know/And mi wanna redact/So mi say yuh like dis.