DJ Quik – Safe + Sound

DJ Quik - Safe + Sound1. Street Level Entrance 

2. Get At Me 

This song has an old school funk type track feel to it. Reminds me of a Zapp & Roger track. This is one of the tracks I like less on this album. That doesn’t take away the fact that this song is dope. 8/10

3. Diggin’ U Out 

By the title you should know what this song is about, Quik basically talks about *****ing his girl. Quik’s delivery is nice on this song. 8/10

4. Safe + Sound

First single off the album. What can I say? This is one of my favorite DJ Quik songs. The bass line in this song is hard and dope. The chorus in this song is really nice “Some believe in Jesus, some believe in Allah/But niggas like me, believe in making dollaz/ Cause even when yo niggas wanna be untrue/You Know the money is still good to you”, and that is some real shit right there. 9/10

5. Somethin’ 4 Tha Mood 

P Funk is the shit. That’s all I can say. This song is an example of that. I mean damn, this track is dope, laid back feeling, makes you feel good. The beat is dope as usual. 9/10

6. Don’t You Eat It 

7. Can I Eat It? 

Another classic DJ Quik song. The bass on this song is nice. This is the type of song I’m sure a lot of guys can relate to. The instruments on the beat go real nice together and lyrics are dope. 9/10

8. Itz Your Fantasy

This song in my opinion has a smooth jazz feel to it. I think this one of those tracks u can bump while making love to your girl. Its similar to “Diggin’ U Out”. Quik comes in nice on this. 9/10

9. Tha Ho In You 

“Tha Ho In You” sounds like it was recorded live, and I like that. I think this is what Quik and the other ones on this song were aiming for. Hi C is featured on this song and comes in nice. There is a nice guitar playing in the background of this song. Dope ass song. 9/10

10. Dollaz + Sense 

Killer diss song!!! This track was dedicated to MC Eiht. I mean damn, this track is one of my favorite songs off this album. The beat has a nice west coast feel to it. Some of the lines on there just killed MC Eiht. Lines such as “Tell me why you act so scary/Givin yo set a bad name with your misspelled name/E-I-H-T, should I continue/Yea you left out the G cause the G aint in you” make you say daaamn!! One of the best songs on this album, one of the best diss songs in west coast hip-hop. Quik also shouts out Deathrow Records at the end of the song.9.5/10

11. Let You Haveit 

This is another dope ass P Funk song off this album. The bass line on this song is dope too on this. Will sound nice if you have a system on yo ride. Quik takes a couple of shots at MC Eiht on this one too. 9/10

12. Summer Breeze

This one I’m not really feeling. The song is not wack, but I never really got into it. It is still a dope ass song. Quik talks a little about how he was growing up with little kids playing in the summer breeze. It is overall nice but not the best Quik song. 7/10

13. Quik’s Groove III

This is in my opinion the best Quik Groove. Its real laid back and real nice if you just chillin’. 8/10

14. Sucka Free

This is a Playa Hamm solo track. The beat like usual is nice. Playa Hamm’s delivery is dope. 8/10

15. Keep Tha “P” In It 

Again, this is one of those songs that make you say, “P Funk is the shit”, laid back type song. Good feel to it, all the instruments on this beat go well together. All rappers on this have a nice delivery. 9.5/10

16. Hoorah 4 Tha Funk (Reprise) 

This is the outro of the CD. DJ Quik talks a little bit in the beginning and the rest of the song is just a beat and some dude singing on the P Funk beat. Dope song for an outro. 8/10

17. [Untitled Hidden Track] 

This is and old school type party track. The lyrics on this song are basically about a party going and stuff like that. It is nice and Quik comes nice on this. 8/10

 

Overall, this album is classic!! This is a classic P Funk album. DJ Quik can get the “Legend” label, he is just that good. This album is great and I don’t think people today give Quik the props he deserves. If you are a west coast rap fan or just like good music, I urge you to go get this album. This album is a must have in your collection.

Final Rating: 4.5/5