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

As Quik explained to us earlier this year, he first fell for Isaac Hayes’ soul classic "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" thanks to his mother, who used to play it around the house. The song became the basis for Quik’s debut single, “Born and Raised in Compton.” Quik said it best himself: “[Sampling] this track in particular, it just made me feel like a god. Like, on top of the world. It just sounded so big.” With the help of a 4-track Tascam recorder and an SP1200 drum machine, Quik transformed Hayes’ original into the perfect basis for a story about his own origins.