Released through Arista Records, back on November 24, 1998, Rican salutes the 20th anniversary of Quik’s fourth studio album. The West Coast rapper recruited his peers 2nd II None and El DeBarge for the “Hand In Hand” single, as well as Suga Free, Mausberg, and AMG for the notable “Down, Down, Down” track. The album was an experimental take on his creativity as Quik notes that the album mixed up rhythms from R&B, jazz, comedy, and hip-hop, giving the rapper a less edgy attitude.
Rican showcases some of the throwback classics the 16-track effort lifted with highlights from The Chambers Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Sugarhill Gang, and Earth Wind and Fire, just to name a few.
Peep the latest installment of Wax Only below: