The Book of David

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  • Summary: The eighth studio album for the rapper/producer from Compton features guest appearances by Bizzy Bone, BlakKazz K.K., Bun B, Dwele, Ice Cube, Kurupt, Jon B., Gift Reynolds, Gary Shider, and Suga Free.
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Luv of My Life
I'm looking for the luv of my life What I'm drankin' on? I'm looking for the luv of my life Lil drank, lil stank, that's the luv of my life Not... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. May 3, 2011
    85
    With strong lyricism, impeccable production, and a consistent tracklist-only "Hydromatic" and "Poppin'" lack the rest of the LP's highlights-DJ Quik has turned in another gem sure to keep lowrider stereos and headphones alike busy throughout the summer and beyond.
  2. May 3, 2011
    84
    The Book of David is a pleasure-first listening experience, and Quik deploys each of his tricks with a showman's flair.
  3. In contrast to the self-aware grandeur and show of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Quik's done much the same thing he did in '91: put out a great rap record, plain and simple.
  4. May 3, 2011
    70
    Lyrically, he's back to his old tricks--shitting on haters, shouting out himself, somehow rhyming "orange" and having "diamonds like kablooie."
  5. The Wire
    Aug 12, 2011
    70
    He rationalizes the darkness of Trauma with the breeze and bounce of 1998's Rhythmalism, and the results are often downright hilarious. [Jun 2011, p.60]
  6. Aug 4, 2011
    70
    Thankfully we finally have some more new Quik in our lives in the form of his eighth solo album, The Book of David, an album that finds the legendary DJ going back to his roots, and creating some nice music in the process.
  7. May 3, 2011
    60
    The Book of David isn't Quik's finest effort; an album reportedly done in quick fashion, doesn't truly live up to Quik standards. However, it still holds its own in the current field.

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  1. May 2, 2016
    10
    incredible production work by a talented producer. love the throwback feel he did on here with his laid back rhyme patterns. Quik sure knowsincredible production work by a talented producer. love the throwback feel he did on here with his laid back rhyme patterns. Quik sure knows how to entertain. like his past works, this one is a masterpiece. Expand