Heds and Dreds: DJ Quik’s Compton Fried Reggae

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“Tha Bombudd II” (Rhythm-Al-Ism, 1998)

This sequel appeared on Quik’s somewhat under-the-radar 1998 comeback album Rhythm-Al-Ism. Vocally he sounds really comfortable in the singjay style here, adding some depth to the usual weed talk formula by covering the gamut of THC responses, good and bad: “Sometimes I smoke and I feel overjoyed/Sometimes I smoke and I feel paranoid/Sometimes I smoke and I nuh even feel a ting/Sometimes I smoke and feel I’m going insane, lawwwd.”