modern west coast masterpiece? late career renaissance? both equally apply here. i equate Quik to an LA version of Too $hort - a local legend whose greatness has been mostly ignored by the national press. he proved he still had fire on 2009's BlaQKout with Kurupt, and this time he pairs his deceptive emcee destroying intensity (what up MC Eiht?) with signature silky g-funk sex-party beats and chilled-out flows. and oh look, it's Bizzy Bone, Suga Free, Bun B, Jon B, and... Ice Cube! been waiting years for Quik to re-establish himself as the elder statesman of the LA scene, and with this release it appears he's finally decided to lay a claim to the throne instead of just making cameos on Entourage.
party at the St. Regis multi-purpose room