Under tha Influence

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Under tha Influence
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Studio album by DJ Quik
Released June 4, 2002 (2002-06-04) (US)
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 66:12
Label Ark 21, Bungalo
Producer DJ Quik (also exec.), Dr. Dre
DJ Quik chronology
Balance & Options
(2000)Balance & Options2000
Under tha Influence
(2002)
The Best of DJ Quik: Da Finale
(2002)The Best of DJ Quik: Da Finale2002
Singles from Under tha Influence
  1. "Put It on Me"
    Released: August 6, 2001
  2. "Trouble"
    Released: April 25, 2002

Under tha Influence is the sixth album by rapper/producer DJ Quik. It was released on June 4, 2002 on Ark 21 and was his first album to be released on an independent record label. The album included the singles "Trouble" featuring AMG, and Put It on Me featuring Dr. Dre. The album debuted at twenty seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, with 41,000 sold in its first-week.[1]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Rapreviews.com9/10 stars link
Vibe3/5 stars link
  • AllMusic - 4 Out Of 5 - "DJ Quik still sounds a bit ordinary as a rapper, but his production work here is nothing short of amazing and amazingly varied. The result is his best work in years -- perhaps even his most accomplished work to date."
  • RapReviews - 9 Out Of 10 - "By turns humerous, [sic] clever, hardcore and smooth, the ubiquitous Quik never runs out of ammunition in his glock, his beats OR his raps."
  • Vibe - 3 Out Of 5 - "A case study in high-energy rap. Undeniable street cred and gritty production values combine to make UNDER THA INFLUENCE yet another successful stage in this veteran performer's career."

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Tha Proem" (featuring Hi-C, Talib Kweli & Shyheim)David Blake, Shyheim Franklin, Talib Greene, Crawford WilkersonDJ Quik5:09
2."Trouble" (featuring AMG)Blake, Jason LewisDJ Quik3:40
3."Come 2Nyte" (featuring Truth Hurts)Blake, Shari WatsonDJ Quik4:09
4."Put It on Me" (featuring Dr. Dre & Mimi)Blake, Royal Harbor, Andre YoungDr. Dre5:00
5."Murda 1 Case" (featuring KK & Pharoahe Monch)Blake, Troy Jamerson, Kelton McDonaldDJ Quik3:38
6."Ev'ryday" (featuring Hi-C & James DeBarge)Blake, James DeBarge, WilkersonDJ Quik3:21
7."Get Loaded" (featuring AMG)Blake, LewisDJ Quik4:45
8."Gina Statuatorre" (featuring Chuckey)BlakeDJ Quik3:52
9."50 Ways" (featuring Wanya Morris)Blake, Wanya Morris, Phil Ramone, Paul SimonDJ Quik3:39
10."Quik's Groove 6"BlakeDJ Quik4:12
11."Get tha Money" (featuring Suga Free)Blake, Dejuan WalkerDJ Quik2:43
12."One on 1"BlakeDJ Quik3:00
13."Sex Crymee"BlakeDJ Quik3:33
14."Birdz & Da Beez" (featuring Hi-C & AMG)Blake, Lewis, WilkersonDJ Quik3:46
15."Oh Well/Out"BlakeDJ Quik11:35
Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 27
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[3] 7

References[edit]