For those who know of DJ Quik’s homeboys, AMG, Hi-C and 2nd II None, he actually rolled with a few more hombres in the 90′s. The whole cast of characters was called the 304 POSSE. It consisted of Quik, 2nd II None (Dee & KK), AMG, Hi-C (my personal fav and one of my all time fav rappers) & Playa Hamm (from Penthouse Players Clique). I know of one other possible member but he only made a few very brief appearances on a few Quik songs, JFN (The Funky White Nigga). Their first appearance together was on “Quik Is the Name’s” song “Skanless”, the last track on the album. Quik went platinum with his first album and has been a visible producer all these years doing some hits for the likes of Janet Jackson and Tony, Toni, Tone. He was on Death Row in their hey day amd had a hit with Truth Hurts on Aftermath. I urge everyone to not sleep on his latest album, “Trauma”. I think Quik stepped his game up on this one after slipping for years on his own projects.
DJ Quik – Quik is the Name (Remix):
DJ Quik – Status:
DJ Quik featuring Mixmaster Spade – Sure Shot:
DJ Quik featuring Suga Free, 2Swift & HI-C – Way Too Funky (Radio Drop)
DJ Quik – Fuck the Police:
DJ Quik – The Trauma Mixtape:
AMG gained fame with “Bitch Betta Have My Money”. His sex raps appeared to be a step above 2 Live Crew, yet stayed just as raunchy. But, alas, he feuded with Quik in the mid to late 90′s putting out a way below par second album with no help from tha Quiksta. And has since fallen into obscurity except for his appearances on various Quik albums.
Sylk Smoov featuring AMG – Bitch Wit A Good Rap (Suite 304 Remix):
2nd II None have released 2 solid albums with the 1st being a great album IMO. I have uploaded a very rare compilation cd that they headed up and have a few songs themselves, called “The Compton Blockz”. If you catch one of these cd’s on eBay, good luck they appear usually once a year if you are lucky. Don’t sleep check it out i think it is a real solid effort.
<br />1. Intro<br /> 2. Du It - K.K.<br /> 3. Style Checking - Hi-C, K.K. & Why-Gee Tray<br />4. Game Takes Over Me - K.K. & Tha Why-Gee'z<br /> 5. We Love To Smoke - Why-Gee Tray<br /> 6. Cash, Cars, Clothes & Ho'z - Tha Why-Gee'z<br /> 7. By The "P" Invested In Me - Suga Free & Misery<br /> 8. Don't Speak On It - 2nd II None<br /> 9. L.A. Streets From L.B. 2 Compton - Mausberg, Tray Deee & Misery<br /> 10. Tell Me - Misery<br /> 11. Whatever Whoever - Duse Dog<br /> 12. Why-Gee Flow - Tha Why-Geez ft Kam<br /> 13. Outro<br />
And, I am wrapping this up with Hi-C. My favorite member of the 304. His first effort, “Skanless” is my top 10 albums of all time. By no means do I consider Crawf Dog a Great MC. But, his tales of sex and drinking will make you laugh and he just seems to put just a little different spin on his tales of romping through the bedroom. His voice stands alone which also sets him apart. Hi-C never takes himself seriously . His laid back attitude comes off as approachable. making his stories something you can relate to.
This is the unreleased version of “Let Me Know” from Hi-C, featuring DJ Quik & Fieldy from Korn, (the album version does not have Fieldy on it):
Bigg Steele featuring Hi-C – Bubble Bounce (West Coast Remix):
All in all, I have included some remixes, a few rare albums (included DJ Quik’s Trauma MIXTAPE, which has a few songs that didn’t make the album) and a few unreleased songs. (Some of the DJ Quik stuff was recorded off the radio so the quality is not that great. But if you are like me, I would rather have shitty quality rather than not have it at all)