Quik Is the Name
Quik Is the Name
Studio album by DJ Quik


15 January 1991




Westlake Recording Studios (West Hollywood, California)


Hip hop






Courtney Branch (also exec.), DJ Quik, Greg Jessie (exec.), Tracy Kenrick (also exec.)

DJ Quik chronology


Way 2 Fonky (1992)

Quik Is the Name is the debut album by American hip hop musician DJ Quik, released in 1991 on Profile Records. The album's production was handled entirely by Quik himself. Originally intended to be a mixtape released independently, an unfinished version was heard by an A&R from Profile, who signed Quik to the label. The album was re-recorded throughout 1990 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, with a production budget of $30,000.

The album peaked at #64 on the Billboard 200, and #17 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It received rave reviews from critics, who praised Quik's non-gangsta lyrics and production work. Two of the album's singles, "Born and Raised in Compton" and "Tonite", charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, with the latter also reaching #49 on the Billboard Hot 100. 


No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Sweet Black Pussy" DJ Quik Blake DJ Quik 4:20
2. "Tonite" DJ Quik Blake, Caffey, Case, Wiedlin DJ Quik 5:23
3. "Born and Raised in Compton" DJ Quik Blake DJ Quik 3:42
4. "Deep" DJ Quik, 2nd II None, AMG Barnett, Blake, Hayward, Lewis, McDonald DJ Quik 3:42
5. "Tha Bombudd" DJ Quik Blake DJ Quik 3:47
6. "Dedication" - Barnett, Blake, McDonald, Springsteen DJ Quik 1:30
7. "Quik Is the Name" DJ Quik Blake DJ Quik 2:46
8. "Loked Out Hood" DJ Quik Blake DJ Quik 2:50
9. "8 Ball" DJ Quik Blake DJ Quik, Courtney Branch (add.), Tracy Kendrick (add.) 3:30
10. "Quik's Groove" - Blake DJ Quik 1:50
11. "Tear It Off" DJ Quik, AMG Blake, Lewis DJ Quik 3:46
12. "I Got That Feelin'" DJ Quik Blake DJ Quik 3:38
13. "Skanless" DJ Quik, AMG, Hi-C, 2nd II None Blake, Barnett, Lewis, McDonald, Wilkerson DJ Quik 2:54
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