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
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]

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)

Mixtapes[edit]

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

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Ant Taylor - The Jumpoff (2014)

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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