Kurupt & DJ Quik  - BlaQKout

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As Hip Hop changes shape in 2009, Kurupt and Quik, two men raised in its golden glory, two men who flame-broiled beef in the '90s, are also proving that they're carrying the sound forward, with grace and style.

Throughout the '90s, DJ Quik and Kurupt [click to read] were soldiers of the same struggle. One from Compton and one from South Central, these neighborhood heroes expanded empires to become national stars through raunchy commentary, and belligerent bandana'd bars that forced both men to ruffle rapper feathers from coast to coast. Brief label-mates at Death Row in 1995 and 1996, David Blake and Young Gotti got minimal opportunity to really work together. Thirteen years pass and the collaborative trends of Hip Hop put these two Cali Hip Hop legends in the studio together, for a new period of space-aged Quik production, and verses that might not be as vicious, but a natural progression for men approaching their forties, with great music still in the bank.

Just as Quik's Fixxers stint with AMG and Interscope two summers ago, BlaQKout's leading inspiration is sex, lots of it. The men who made "Medley For A V" and "Ain't No Fun" uphold their reputations for risqu


  • Born Invincible

    As a member of the Dirty 30 I have to say this album is on point. I'm glad they are trying some new shit. 'Hey Playa' is a brilliant fusion of world music and that home grown west west. Quik is always good on the boards and Kurupt is so serious it's a problem. The only unfortunate thing is the average hip-hop/rap head is not going to hear this album because the airwaves are full of wackness like Sold-ya Boy, Wacka Flakka Flamer, and the like. But I'm not here to sell hip hop on the masses I'm here to enjoy it for myself. I'm so selfish with my shit and I thank the almighty that he allowed these two west coast OGs to give me an earful of that dopeness.