DJ Quik - Down, Down, Down - Profile Records - Club Hip Hop - 12"

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DJ Quik - Down, Down, Down
Label: Profile Records, Arista
Catalog#: ADP-3604, ADP-3604
Format: Vinyl, 12"

Record is VG++

Country: US
Released: 1998
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Gangsta
Credits: Executive Producer - DJ Quik , Sheppard Lane
Producer - DJ Quik
Notes: Promotional copy

Manufactured & Distributed by Arista Records, Inc.

A1 Down, Down, Down (Club Mix) (4:43)
Rap [Featuring] - AMG , Mausberg , Suga Free
A2 Down, Down, Down (Radio Mix) (4:43)
Rap [Featuring] - AMG , Mausberg , Suga Free
A3 Down, Down, Down (Instrumental) (4:43)
Rap [Featuring] - AMG , Mausberg , Suga Free

B1 You'z A Ganxta (Club Mix) (4:22)
B2 You'z A Ganxta (Radio Mix) (4:22)
B3 You'z A Ganxta (Instrumental) (4:22)

He grew up without a father and moved out of his mother's home when he was only 17.Growing up on Spruce St. in Compton, California during a time when gangs were rampant in Los Angeles County, he took affiliation with the Tree Top Piru Bloods, something he would later in his career frown on.[citation needed] He spelled his name without the "C" because, being a Blood, he didn't want to offend anybody. In gang culture "CK" together would mean 'Crip Killer'.It was always thought that he had 8 sisters, but in a March 2007 interview he stated that he only had one, explaining that Profile Records at the time had suggested to add it to his background to appear mysterious.He began selling homemade mixtapes (like The Red Tape, 1987) after he received a turntable for his 9th grade graduation and then began doing shows DJing around Southern California. He signed to Profile Records in the summer of 1990, reportedly as the label's first six figure signee. Not only could he write his own songs, he could produce as well.

His debut album, Quik Is the Name, which was released in 1991, was led by the success of two top 20 R&B singles, "Tonite" and "Born and Raised in Compton." The album ended up reaching 10th on the album charts,and being certified Platinum by the RIAA.None of his successive albums reached the success of his debut, though they have been well received. He later released his second album entitled Way 2 Fonky in 1992. It was certified Gold by October 9. It included the smashing hits "Way 2 Fonky" and "Jus Lyke Compton" The album later reached the twenty-fourth spot on the Top 25 Hip-Hop Albums list in 2005. His third album Safe & Sound, released in 1995, made number 14 on the Billboard 200. It included the tracks "Dollaz & Sense" and Safe & Sound" The tracks "Dollaz & Sense" and "Let You Havit" were diss tracks to Compton rapper and member of the rival Tragnew Park Compton Crips, MC Eiht. The two would make several threats and diss tracks to each other in the mid 1990's. Today, Quik is on good terms with MC Eiht.Quik also beefed with House of Pain lead MC, Everlast. On the Menace II Society soundtrack, Quik dissed Everlast in his verse on "Can't Fuck With a Nigga". Also in the mid 1990s, along with Gangsta D from 2nd II None, he had a beef with long time friend AMG, Quik had dissed him on the song "Get at Me". The two made up 3 years later, where AMG played a prominent role on Quik's fourth album Rhythm-al-ism, which was released in 1998.
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Format 12"
Label Profile Records