Safe + Sound

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Safe + Sound
Safe&Sound.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 21, 1995 (US)
Recorded1993-1994
Skip Saylor Recording
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreWest Coast hip hop, jazz rap, G-funk, gangsta rap, R&B
Length67:28
LabelProfile
ProducerSuge Knight (exec.), DJ Quik, G-One, Robert Bacon
DJ Quik chronology
Way 2 Fonky
(1992)
Safe + Sound
(1995)
Rhythm-al-ism
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com(8.5/10)[2]
The Source4/5 stars[3]
Vibe(favorable)[4]

Safe + Sound is the third album by rapper/producer DJ Quik. It was released on February 21, 1995 on Profile Records. It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard 200 on March 11, 1995, number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart the same date, & was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 11, 1995. The album was executive produced by Suge Knight. The album featured the singles "Dollaz & Sense" and "Safe + Sound".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Street Level Entrance"David BlakeDJ Quik1:52
2."Get at Me"DJ Quik4:07
3."Diggin U Out"BlakeDJ Quik4:48
4."Safe + Sound"
  • George Archie
  • Blake
  • DJ Quik
  • G-One[c]
4:48
5."Somethin' 4 Tha Mood"
  • DJ Quik
  • G-One[c]
5:55
6."Don't You Eat It!"BlakeDJ Quik1:07
7."Can I Eat It?"
  • Archie
  • Blake
DJ Quik4:59
8."It'z Your Fantasy"
  • Archie
  • Blake
  • DJ Quik
  • G-One[c]
4:22
9."Tha Ho In You" (featuring Hi-C & 2nd II None)
  • Archie
  • Darius Barnett
  • Blake
  • Kelton L. McDonald
  • Crawford Wilkerson
DJ Quik4:44
10."Dollaz + Sense"BlakeDJ Quik5:52
11."Let You Havit"BlakeDJ Quik3:40
12."Summer Breeze"
  • DJ Quik
  • Courtney Branch
  • Tracy Kendrick[c]
4:33
13."Quik's Groove III"
  • Archie
  • Robert Bacon
  • Blake
  • DJ Quik
  • Robert Bacon
  • G-One[c]
2:37
14."Sucka Free"BlakeDJ Quik2:10
15."Keep Tha "P" In It" (featuring Playa Hamm, Hi-C, 2nd II None & Kam)
  • Barnett
  • Blake
  • McDonald
  • Craig Miller
  • Wilkerson
DJ Quik5:24
16."Hooray 4 Tha Funk (Reprise)"DJ Quik2:12
17."Tanqueray" (Hidden bonus track)BlakeDJ Quik4:19
Total length:63.21
Sample credits
  • "Get at Me" Contain samples of "Rigor Mortis" by Cameo & "Conscience" by Sun.
  • "Diggin' U Out" Contain samples of "I Get Lifted" by George McCrae & "The Freeze (Sizzaleenmean)" by Parliament.
  • "Safe + Sound" Contain samples of "Strawberry Letter 23" by The Brothers Johnson and "I Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince.
  • "Can I Eat It" Contain a sample of "Don't Fight the Feeling" by One Way.
  • "Itz Your Fantasy" Contain a sample of "California My Way" by The Main Ingredient.
  • "Dollaz + Sense" Contain a sample of "I Like (What You're Doing to Me)" by Young & Company.
  • "Let You Havit" Contain a sample of "Long Stroke" by ADC Band.
  • "Summer Breeze" Contain a sample of "You Like Me Don't You" by Jermaine Jackson.
  • "Sucka Free" Contain a sample of "Shack Up" by Banbarra.
  • "Keep Tha P in It" Contain samples of "Do It, Fluid" by The Blackbyrds and "Colour Me Funky" by Parliament.
  • "Hoorah 4 Tha Funk" Contain a sample of "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton
  • "Tanqueray" Contain samples of "Get Up to Get Down" by Brass Construction and "Bustin' Out (On Funk)" by Rick James.

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Safe + Sound adapted from Allmusic.[5]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews.com review
  3. ^ The Source review
  4. ^ Vibe review
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/safe-sound-mw0000627528/credits
  6. ^ a b https://www.billboard.com/music/dj-quik/chart-history/
  7. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/dj-quik/chart-history/billboard-200-albums
  8. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/dj-quik/chart-history/r%26b/hip-hop-albums
  9. ^ "American album certifications – DJ Quik – Safe & Sound". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.