Producer: DJ Quik
Album: Quik Is the Name
Label: Profile


Inspired and angered by a neighborhood thief who broke into his mom's house and stole his music equipment, DJ Quik penned an ode to his hometown of Compton. Although he was actually living in L.A. at the time, he was watching as N.W.A took the world by storm. He sampled "Compton's N The House" from N.W.A, along with "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" by Isaac Hayes, "Hardcore Jollies" by Funkadelic, and "She's Not Just Another Woman" by 8th Day to form the funky track. His rhymes sound noticeably old school when hearing them today, but this remains one of the best hometown anthems and one of Quik's biggest hits ever. - Insanul Ahmed