Rather than stick with G-funk, Quik presents an array of beats that sound just as much Dirty South as they do West Coast. Like Dr. Dre, Quik obviously found much inspiration in the early-2000s Dirty South style of beat-making -- big, sparse, bass-heavy beats offset by subtle, rattling, high-end percussion -- and replaces the "crunk" element with a slowed-down, West Coast sense of groove. His production work here is nothing short of amazing and amazingly varied.
Before she went to number one around the world with her haunting take on Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" in 1990, O'Connor made waves with a debut album that reached the Top 40 in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, among other countries. Included are the self-penned club hits "Troy" and "Mandinka."