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well, is he?

Hell no, he's sonically/musicaly flawless
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2012, 04:36:46 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2012, 04:43:51 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.

dj premier > anyone


maybe Dilla
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2012, 04:52:27 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.

dj premier > anyone


maybe Dilla

Yeah Dillas up there too for sure. Premo got stale to me, his last collection of heaters and innovative sounds was "The Ownerz" to me. "Who Got Gunz" was gully as fuck
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2012, 05:45:07 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.

dj premier > anyone


maybe Dilla

Yeah Dillas up there too for sure. Premo got stale to me, his last collection of heaters and innovative sounds was "The Ownerz" to me. "Who Got Gunz" was gully as fuck
word !!!!!!!!! after tha blaq print album i don't know what happened to primo. maybe that shit dude was sayin' in the interview about drug use,etc. was true. dude is kinda sluggish puttin' shit out.
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2012, 05:55:27 PM »

if i'm not mistaken. during that time he (battlecat) was signed to lydia harris label or management. also had artists ruff dogg(tha lost angelz) who had a song dissin' suge knight in 97. i wonder why he didn't work wit certain artists then like eazy. i think at that time i'd rather heard a eazy and dj quik collabo although a battlecat fan.
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2012, 06:09:02 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.

dj premier > anyone


maybe Dilla

Yeah Dillas up there too for sure. Premo got stale to me, his last collection of heaters and innovative sounds was "The Ownerz" to me. "Who Got Gunz" was gully as fuck

did u ever hear Ill Bill's "Society is Brainwashed"?  came out maybe 4 years ago i'm guessing?

one of premo's best and darkest beats  8)
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2012, 06:12:50 PM »
I don't think Quik is overrated, overlooked and slept on yes, but not overrated. I think those that know what he's done for his own music, his camp's music and for other artist know that he's the real deal and not overrated. He definitely has his own style so ofcourse not everyone is going to love his music but that doesn't mean he's overrated.

For example, Wu-Tang and RZA. I respect what the Wu has done and RZA as a producer but I don't personally like Wu-Tang's music, I've just never been into their style of rap/production. But at the same time I can't knock Wu-Tang or RZA because I still recognize the fact that they are dope at what they do but they're just not for me. Just because I'm not feeling them like other heads do doesn't mean I'ma call them overrated, you gotta give credit when credit is due.

Now for Cat vs. Quik. Ofcourse Battlecat is going to have more credits for working with other artists than Quik, that's all Battlecat ever does, he produces for other artists. DJ Quik has had 8 solo albums now and 2 more if you count The Fixxers and Blaqkout, not to mention the work he's done for people in his own crew like 2nd II None, Hi-C, AMG, Suga Free, Mausberg, etc. and his work on the Konnectid Project was tight too. So with all that you can see why he wasn't all over the place producing for other artists. Quik focuses on his music first, his crew second (earlier in his career anyway) and other artist third. Quik has always done his own thing without waiting for others to co-sign him. He did a good amount of work on Death Row projects but he wasn't relying on Death Row to blow him up, he always did his own music with his own squad. And even though Battlecat had some great credits to his name it really wasn't until Snoop started tapping him for beats that he really blew up. But it's been a while now since Snoop (or any westcoast artist for that matter) used that type of production on his albums and because of that Battlecat has been quite for a while; if no one is using that funky neck-snappin, hard hand-clappin type of beats (which is Cat at his best) then he's almost out of work. DJ Quik will alway make his own music even if he's not producing for other artists. So I really don't think it's an even comparison as far as recognition as a producer goes and who's worked with more artists, I mean yeah they are both producers but they are different.
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2012, 06:28:51 PM »
I don't think Quik is overrated, overlooked and slept on yes, but not overrated. I think those that know what he's done for his own music, his camp's music and for other artist know that he's the real deal and not overrated. He definitely has his own style so ofcourse not everyone is going to love his music but that doesn't mean he's overrated.

For example, Wu-Tang and RZA. I respect what the Wu has done and RZA as a producer but I don't personally like Wu-Tang's music, I've just never been into their style of rap/production. But at the same time I can't knock Wu-Tang or RZA because I still recognize the fact that they are dope at what they do but they're just not for me. Just because I'm not feeling them like other heads do doesn't mean I'ma call them overrated, you gotta give credit when credit is due.

Now for Cat vs. Quik. Ofcourse Battlecat is going to have more credits for working with other artists than Quik, that's all Battlecat ever does, he produces for other artists. DJ Quik has had 8 solo albums now and 2 more if you count The Fixxers and Blaqkout, not to mention the work he's done for people in his own crew like 2nd II None, Hi-C, AMG, Suga Free, Mausberg, etc. and his work on the Konnectid Project was tight too. So with all that you can see why he wasn't all over the place producing for other artists. Quik focuses on his music first, his crew second (earlier in his career anyway) and other artist third. Quik has always done his own thing without waiting for others to co-sign him. He did a good amount of work on Death Row projects but he wasn't relying on Death Row to blow him up, he always did his own music with his own squad. And even though Battlecat had some great credits to his name it really wasn't until Snoop started tapping him for beats that he really blew up. But it's been a while now since Snoop (or any westcoast artist for that matter) used that type of production on his albums and because of that Battlecat has been quite for a while; if no one is using that funky neck-snappin, hard hand-clappin type of beats (which is Cat at his best) then he's almost out of work. DJ Quik will alway make his own music even if he's not producing for other artists. So I really don't think it's an even comparison as far as recognition as a producer goes and who's worked with more artists, I mean yeah they are both producers but they are different.
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2012, 07:01:06 PM »
everyone one in this thread even thinking about it, listen to "Well", "Quik's Groove", "Pitch On A Party", "Sweet Black Pussy" "Somethin 4 Tha Mood", "Tonight", Pac's "Heartz Of Men" and "Tha Divorce Song". If you're still even thinking about the question, do the world a favor and drown.
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2012, 09:27:34 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.

dj premier > anyone


maybe Dilla

Yeah Dillas up there too for sure. Premo got stale to me, his last collection of heaters and innovative sounds was "The Ownerz" to me. "Who Got Gunz" was gully as fuck

did u ever hear Ill Bill's "Society is Brainwashed"?  came out maybe 4 years ago i'm guessing?

one of premo's best and darkest beats  8)

Nah I stopped checking for new non phixion and necro stuff about 6 years back, hook it up though I'm keen to check it out
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2012, 09:28:58 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.

dj premier > anyone


maybe Dilla

Yeah Dillas up there too for sure. Premo got stale to me, his last collection of heaters and innovative sounds was "The Ownerz" to me. "Who Got Gunz" was gully as fuck

did u ever hear Ill Bill's "Society is Brainwashed"?  came out maybe 4 years ago i'm guessing?

one of premo's best and darkest beats  8)

Nah I stopped checking for new non phixion and necro stuff about 6 years back, hook it up though I'm keen to check it out

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2012, 11:38:07 PM »
somethin' 4 tha mood >>
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2012, 11:40:56 PM »
somethin' 4 tha mood >>

one of the best beats ever 8)


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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2012, 11:41:11 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's RZA >>>>> Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2012, 12:55:28 AM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's RZA >>>>> Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.

Yeah RZA produced a lot of classics during that 5 year plan. It all comes down to preference with those top tier producers.
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2012, 12:43:17 PM »
Lol only on this forum does this type of shit happen.

Lets take a guy who is unanomously voted as underrated, skip giving him his proper credit, and skyrocket straight to calling him overrated.
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2012, 03:10:50 PM »
Voted 'Yes, a bit'. He has definately fallen off with his last few projects..... trouble with Quik is that his sound changes with each album, whereas with Battlecat, he doesn't venture too far out from his signature sound.... tbh, I only kept one song off BOD and nothing from the Blaqkout album.

I'd rate BC on the same level with Quik, production wise.
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2012, 04:59:46 PM »
Overrated?? You mean underrated right? Dj Quik is what Hip Hop is all about. He can rap, he's a DJ and he's a producer. He can do it all.
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2012, 05:24:18 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's RZA >>>>> Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.

Yeah RZA produced a lot of classics during that 5 year plan. It all comes down to preference with those top tier producers.

RZA gets the edge over Dre for me, because he accomplished what Dre did while making his own beats.
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2012, 05:51:30 PM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?

I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.

dj premier > anyone


maybe Dilla

Yeah Dillas up there too for sure. Premo got stale to me, his last collection of heaters and innovative sounds was "The Ownerz" to me. "Who Got Gunz" was gully as fuck

did u ever hear Ill Bill's "Society is Brainwashed"?  came out maybe 4 years ago i'm guessing?

one of premo's best and darkest beats  8)

Nah I stopped checking for new non phixion and necro stuff about 6 years back, hook it up though I'm keen to check it out

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #70 on: May 19, 2012, 07:01:03 PM »
Quik will forever be a legend as far as production and sound goes.
He just need's to stick with a consistent style and sound, and not
go from making classics to some dumb simple shit to try and appeal to
the younger crowd just to try and get attention.some simple half ass music
music may appeal to some at present time, but will eventually fade off to nothing,
As to doing real music from the heart and soul and putting every ounce of emotion
into it, that's real music that will remain timeless. that's why rhythm-al-ism never ages
was just a real diverse sound fusing all these different types of music together
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2012, 09:19:39 PM »
He's overrated on this forum. But underrated everywhere else.
 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #72 on: May 19, 2012, 09:19:58 PM »
everyone one in this thread even thinking about it, listen to "Well", "Quik's Groove", "Pitch On A Party", "Sweet Black Pussy" "Somethin 4 Tha Mood", "Tonight", Pac's "Heartz Of Men" and "Tha Divorce Song". If you're still even thinking about the question, do the world a favor and drown.

Add "We Still Party" to the mix too.

I'm a BC fan myself, too. He has a lot of good/great beats. But mind-blowing ones? I'd only put Let's Go Play in that category tbh.

 

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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2012, 04:56:48 AM »
Yo Mike, what did Battlecat produce for Eminem and Dre?


Dr Dre, Snoop feat. Butch Cassidy "Just Dippin (Remix)"
Slip Capone, Dr. Dre, Knoc Turn Al - "doin the most"
Hittman feat. Eminem "Front Page Stardom" [o.g.]



I think the main reason he is overrated because there's people who who put him on the same level as Dre. When really it's Dre, Timbaland, Primo, Neptunes, Pete Rock >>>>> Quik. Quik has never changed the game.


exactly.
to me, --> Quik is not on the same level as Dr Dre and those guys (as a game-changer or as a "legend").
hence - why its crazy to me that some ppl hail him as the best taht ever did it or some shit. its like hes being treated like Quincy Jones in the hiphop-media or forums these days. lol, hes overrated IMO

i'd say Battelcat has contributed more to westcoast-hiphop than Quik
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Re: Is DJ Quik overrated?
« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2012, 08:13:23 AM »
Did somebody really try to compare Quik to Dre?  He is a great producer and all, but I think that is getting carried away. 

Between Quik and Battlecat though, I would definitely have to go with Quik.  Both were extremely talented and have great discographies, I just like Quik sound a tad bit better.