DJ Quik Goes Back In His Bag Of Funk Grooves For Game’s Documentary 2 (Audio)
A decade ago, when Game (as The Game) hit the mainstream with The Documentary, he worked with a dream team of guest MCs, singers, and producers. Brandishing Compton like early 1990s, Jayceon Taylor did not work with DJ Quik on the LP, despite the fact that the CPT pioneer was DJ’ing spot dates for the Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope Records multi-platinum star.
Coming upon The Documentary 2, the Trauma collaborators make good on Game’s discography for the first time since some additional production work on ’08’s L.A.X. “Let Me Be The One” is a side of Quik’s sound that has permeated the mainstream. With hard drums, hand-claps, and lots of R&B-tinges, the record is reminiscent of Quik’s late ’90s work with Tony! Toni! Toné!, Suga Free, and Balance & Options-era sound. Game and Quik channel that raunchy style that helped make their city so controversial and so groundbreaking. Both sound ageless and timeless in a perfect summertime record with a lot at play.
Planned to arrive on August 28, The Documentary 2 aims to hold up the original in high regard. This is Game’s first independent record (on his own eOne-distributed Blood Money imprint) since the JT The Bigga Figga days.