San Quinn

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San Quinn
Birth name Quincy Brooks IV
Born (1977-10-24) October 24, 1977 (age 39)
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

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
  • 2015 San Quinn & Sav Abinitio - Money Talks
  • 2016 Neighborhood Connection & San Quinn - Spit It From The Lip

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 December 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Washington (George) High School". Publicschoolreview.com. Retrieved December 20, 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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