San Quinn

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San Quinn
Birth name Quincy Brooks IV
Born (1977-10-24) October 24, 1977 (age 36)
Origin San Francisco, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1991 - present
Labels Get Low, Done Deal Ent., SMC
Associated acts Ya Boy, JT the Bigga Figga, Messy Marv
Website San Quinn on Myspace

Quincy Brooks IV (born October 24, 1977),[1] better known by his stage name San Quinn, is an American rapper from San Francisco, California. He is the cousin of Messy Marv, Stevie Johnson, and Ya Boy.

Early life[edit]

Brooks was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in the Fillmore district of San Francisco since the age of three.[2] He attended George Washington High School.[3]


Brooks made his first rap appearance as an opening act for 2pac and Digital Underground at the age of 12. He recorded his first album at 15 years old.[4] In addition to a solo career, Brooks is also a member of the San Francisco rap group Get Low Playaz with JT The Bigga Figga, D-Moe, and Seff Tha Gaffla.[5] One of Brooks' most notable tracks is "Shock the Party", which samples Whodini's "One Love".[6] The video for "Shock the Party" was filmed in the Fillmore district of San Francisco in the now-defunct Buena Vista Plaza East public housing towers, commonly referred to as OC (Outta Control) Housing Projects.[7]


Solo albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 17 Reasons (1998)
  • 4.5.7. Is The Code (2000)
  • Heated Speeches (2001)
  • Repossessions (2002)
  • Quinndo Mania! - The Best Of San Quinn (2003)
  • One Moe Reason (2002)
  • 4.5.7. Is the Code Part II (2005)
  • 4.5.7 Is the Code Part III (2006)
  • Dirty Pool (2006)
  • The Color of Money (2007)

Collaboration albums[edit]

  • Explosive Mode (1998) - with Messy Marv
  • 100 Racks In My Backpack (2006) - with C-Bo
  • Explosive Mode 2: Back In Business (2006) - with Messy Marv
  • Explosive Mode 3: The Mob Gets Explosive (2006) - with Messy Marv, Husalah, The Jacka
  • A Warrior and a King: Lyrical Kingdom (2007) - with T-Nutty
  • 41Feva (2008) - with Boo Banga & Big Rich as All City
  • Welcome to Scokland (2008) - with Keak da Sneak
  • Never Say Die (2011) - with Loyal-T
  • A Hustler's Hope (2011) - with Tuf Luv
  • Cookies & Cream (2013) - with Berner

With Get Low Playaz[edit]

  • Straight Out the Lab (1995)
  • The Family Business (2000)
  • The Package (2000)

With The Done Deal Fam[edit]

  • Runs in the Family (2002)


  • Pimpin & Ballin (2010)
  • Definition of Hyphy (2010)
  • All In The City (2013)


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