Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Mixtape : Honest Cowboy Producer : Block Beattaz Stalley, for all his regular-guy charm, is also not the most exciting rap personality on planet earth. He is, however, really interested in being a rap star, and makes up for his less-magnetic characteristics by making really, really well-crafted records. But his collaboration with Scarface is even better. Calling a song with a Houston rapper "Swangin" is perhaps the least imaginative possible concept for a record. But it's the little things: Block Beattaz' nuanced, sparkling production sounds clear and labored-over, their attention to detail unparalleled.
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The Midnight Life
From Perfume Genius' heroic glam, to Sophie's oil-slick electronic excursions, to Young Thug's masterful weirdness, to Taylor Swift's bulletproof pop, to Future Islands' sweeping synth rock, these are our favorite tracks of the year. December 15 The preternaturally funky West Coast hip-hop great talks with David Drake about staying vital for a quarter century, his tumultuous family history, and trying to bring the party back to a fragmented culture with his stunning ninth album, The Midnight Life. October 15 Our annual list of the LPs that had us coming back time and time again throughout the year, including records by Bon Iver, Liturgy, Real Estate, and Frank Ocean, to name a few. December 12 December 17
Blake was born on January 18, in Compton, California. He was chiefly inspired by funk and soul artists,  such as Roger Troutman who even taught him the use of the talkbox , which became a trademark for Quik's sound throughout his career and George Clinton. Out of respect for his beloved friend, Roger Troutman, he retired the talkbox. David's love for music began at 2, as his mother had an extensive record collection. By age 12 he was already playing instruments, and by the age of 21, he was a platinum -selling artist. He began selling homemade mixtapes notably The Red Tape , after he received a turntable for his 8th grade promotion. He then began doing shows DJing around Southern California , many of which ended in rival gang related altercations. He was a member of the Westside Tree Top Piru. In the 11th grade, Quik dropped out of high school. For a period of about three years he was homeless after his mother lost her home, due to foreclosure.
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