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Kendrick Lamar's 25 Favorite Albums

DJ Quik, Quik Is The Name (1991)


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Kendrick Lamar: "‘Sweet Black Pussy,’ I played that all day in my house. This is background music for me, way ahead of my time. It was just something that was always played in my house.

"I got into it through both [his beats and his raps], me being a kid and listening to it. He was a rapper. I kind of knew he made the beats too for some reason. I think somebody told me that ‘cause as a kid I never looked at Quik as just a rapper. I knew that he actually did the whole instrumentation behind it.

“I think his voice tone is really unique. It stood out, the same way Eazy stood out. Kind of like high pitched, you knew it was him every time he got on a track.”

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