San Quinn

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San Quinn
Birth name Quincy Brooks IV
Born (1977-10-24) October 24, 1977 (age 37)
Oakland, California, United States
Origin San Francisco, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1991 - present
Labels Get Low, Done Deal Ent., SMC
Associated acts Ya Boy, JT the Bigga Figga, Messy Marv, DJ King Assassin, Twansac
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, United States, and grew up in the Fillmore district of San Francisco since the age of three.[2] He attended George Washington High School.[3]

Career[edit]

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]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 1998 San Quinn Presents 17 Reasons Compilation
  • 1998 San Quinn Presents Isolated In The Game
  • 2001 4.5.7. Is The Code
  • 2002 Repossessions
  • 2003 Mind Motion Presents The Done Deal Party
  • 2003 Quinndo Mania The Best Of San Quinn
  • 2005 4.5.7. Is The Code Part 2
  • 2006 4.5.7. Is The Code Part 3
  • 2007 San Quinn Presents The Color Of Money
  • 2011 Best Of Frisco Street Show
  • 2012 Giants & Elephants Radio Vol. 2 We Own The Streets
  • 2014 Street Platinum The Ultimate Album


Collaboration albums[edit]

  • 1998 Messy Marv & San Quinn - Explosive Mode
  • 2002 The Done Deal Fam - Runs In The Family
  • 2006 Assassin & San Quinn - Fillmoe 2 San Jo 2
  • 2006 C-Bo & San Quinn - 100 Racks In My Backpack
  • 2006 Messy Marv & San Quinn - Explosive Mode 2 Back In Business
  • 2006 The Mob Gets Explosive - Explosive Mode 3
  • 2007 San Quinn & T-Nutty - A Warrior And A King Lyrical Kingdom
  • 2008 JT The Bigga Figga, Messy Marv & San Quinn - Fillmoe Hardheads
  • 2008 All City - 41Feva
  • 2008 Keak Da Sneak & San Quinn - Welcome To Scokland
  • 2010 San Quinn & E.Klips Da Hustla - Detrimental
  • 2010 San Quinn & Loyal-T - Never Say Die
  • 2011 San Quinn & Tuf Luv - A Hustler's Hope
  • 2012 San Quinn & E.Klips Da Hustla - Detrimental 2 No Mercy
  • 2013 Berner & San Quinn - Cookies & Cream
  • 2013 San Quinn & Extreme - Red Cups & Poker Chips

With Get Low Playaz[edit]

  • 1995 Straight Out The Labb
  • 1996 What We Known Fo
  • 1998 The Package
  • 2000 The Family Business
  • 2006 In The Streets Of Fillmoe


Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2007 DJ Juice Presents Bay Area Mixtape Vol. 7 (Hosted By San Quinn)
  • 2010 I Never Left
  • 2012 The Mighty Vol.1
  • 2013 All In The City
  • 2013 The Mighty Vol.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905–1995". Family Tree Legends Records Collection (Online Database). Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "San Quinn : Rap, Hip-Hop Interview". Riotsound.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Washington (george) High School". Publicschoolreview.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "San Quinn Interview (September 2008) : West Coast News Network". Dubcnn.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Get Low Playaz". Last.fm. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "San Quinn's Shock the Party sample of Whodini's One Love - WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Lelchuk, Ilene (June 24, 2011). "They don't call the project Outta Control anymore / Success of renewal using HOPE VI is evident all around". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 

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