Blaqkout - DJ Quik & Kurupt
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  • Summary: This is the first album to feature DJ Quik and Kurupt together.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Quik knows what he's doing. You can hear it on every track of this symphonic mini-masterpiece.
  2. Neither artist disappoints on the LP and Quik continues to progress and go beyond the boundaries of traditional west coast hip-hop. Although I'm not sure if fans will ride down Crenshaw bumping a few of the songs on the album, I salute Quik and Kurupt for trying something new.
  3. The lyrics aren’t going to win awards for thematic originality, and there’s an especially egregious spoken-word bit poorly justifying the excessive use of the word “bitch,” but most of the time, Quik and Kurupt sound invigorated by each other.
  4. 80
    Blaqkout is an audible feast, filled with Quik’s rich production and Kurupt’s tenacious lyricism.
  5. Anyone expecting a courageous game changer will be disappointed by all the swaggering, sexual bragging, and irresponsible pimping the duo frontload onto the effort, but coming to terms with the overall weekend attitude is quick and easy, thanks to rock-solid hooks and Quik's production.
  6. 70
    Despite the dead weight of his guest MC, Quik delivers a package full of heat. Nothing new or ground breaking, just good old fashioned West Coast party bounce.
  7. At its best, DJ Quik and Kurupt’s BlaQKout is a disarming and unexpected update of the West Coast sound made entirely and staggeringly relevant in a long post-Coast rap landscape.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. AlonsoM
    Jul 19, 2009
    10
    Forget Till the Casket Drops, this is the rap album of the year. Should be listed in Metacritic's top 10 of 2009.
  2. TomN
    Jul 1, 2009
    8
    This is an amazing album. The track "ooh" is one of the best beats I have heard in 2009. Worth checking out!
  3. vincentp
    Jul 12, 2009
    7
    Quik's talent as a producer was evident from his first album in 1991. His banal and dirty party rhymes are gurgled out of his raspy, Quik's talent as a producer was evident from his first album in 1991. His banal and dirty party rhymes are gurgled out of his raspy, tenor snoop-with-the-flu flow, but were almost always delivered with dynamic and expressive gusto. Slightly pained, a little messy, but often clever and hilarious. Enter Kurupt. Yawn. Well, Its a start... Blaqkout is Quik's best effort in over a decade, but as a production, Rythm-a-lism remains his masterpiece, a chiseled, melodic powerhouse that made the west coast sound bounce harder and cleaner than it ever had before, and maybe never after. Expand
  4. AndereS.
    Aug 16, 2009
    5
    What happens when you try new styles? they may not work dj quick is the most underrated dj of all time and this has a few bangers, but the What happens when you try new styles? they may not work dj quick is the most underrated dj of all time and this has a few bangers, but the new experiment will not let you bang most of these songs with your top down on the westcoast. Expand