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Quincy Brooks IV (born October 24, 1977),[1] better known by his stage name San Quinn, is an American rapper from San Francisco, California. He is the cousin of Messy Marv, Stevie Johnson, and Ya Boy.

San Quinn
Birth name Quincy Brooks IV
Born (1977-10-24) October 24, 1977 (age 40)
Oakland, California, United States
Origin San Francisco, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1989 - present
Labels Get Low, Done Deal Ent., SMC
Associated acts Ya Boy, JT the Bigga Figga, Messy Marv, DJ King Assassin, Twansac

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Early lifeEdit

Brooks was born in Oakland, California, United States, and grew up in the Fillmore District of San Francisco since the age of three.[2] He attended George Washington High School.[3]

CareerEdit

Brooks made his first rap appearance as an opening act for 2Pac and Digital Underground at the age of 12. He recorded his first album at 15 years old.[4] In addition to a solo career, Brooks is also a member of the San Francisco rap group Get Low Playaz with JT The Bigga Figga, D-Moe, and Seff Tha Gaffla.[5] One of Brooks' most notable tracks is "Shock the Party", which samples Whodini's "One Love".[6] The video for "Shock the Party" was filmed in the Fillmore district of San Francisco in the now-defunct Buena Vista Plaza East public housing towers, commonly referred to as OC (Outta Control) Housing Projects.[7]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • 1998: San Quinn Presents 17 Reasons Compilation
  • 1998: San Quinn Presents Isolated In The Game
  • 2001: 4.5.7. Is The Code
  • 2002: Repossessions
  • 2003: Mind Motion Presents The Done Deal Party
  • 2003: Quinndo Mania The Best Of San Quinn
  • 2005: 4.5.7. Is The Code Part 2
  • 2006: 4.5.7. Is The Code Part 3
  • 2007: San Quinn Presents The Color Of Money
  • 2011: Best Of Frisco Street Show
  • 2012: Giants & Elephants Radio Vol. 2 We Own The Streets
  • 2014: Street Platinum The Ultimate Album

Collaboration albumsEdit

  • 1998: Messy Marv & San Quinn - Explosive Mode
  • 2002: The Done Deal Fam - Runs In The Family
  • 2006: Assassin & San Quinn - Fillmoe 2 San Jo 2
  • 2006: C-Bo & San Quinn - 100 Racks In My Backpack
  • 2006: Messy Marv & San Quinn - Explosive Mode 2 Back In Business
  • 2006: The Mob Gets Explosive - Explosive Mode 3
  • 2007: San Quinn & T-Nutty - A Warrior And A King Lyrical Kingdom
  • 2008: JT The Bigga Figga, Messy Marv & San Quinn - Fillmoe Hardheads
  • 2008: All City - 41Feva
  • 2008: Keak Da Sneak & San Quinn - Welcome To Scokland
  • 2010: San Quinn & E.Klips Da Hustla - Detrimental
  • 2010: San Quinn & Loyal-T - Never Say Die
  • 2011: San Quinn & Tuf Luv - A Hustler's Hope
  • 2012: San Quinn & E.Klips Da Hustla - Detrimental 2 No Mercy
  • 2013: Berner & San Quinn - Cookies & Cream
  • 2013: San Quinn & Extreme - Red Cups & Poker Chips
  • 2015: San Quinn & Sav Abinitio - Money Talks
  • 2016: Neighborhood Connection & San Quinn - Spit It From The Lip

With Get Low PlayazEdit

  • 1995: Straight Out The Labb
  • 1996: What We Known Fo
  • 1998: The Package
  • 2000: The Family Business
  • 2006: In The Streets Of Fillmoe

MixtapesEdit

  • 2007: DJ Juice Presents Bay Area Mixtape Vol. 7 (Hosted By San Quinn)
  • 2010: I Never Left
  • 2012: The Mighty Vol.1
  • 2013: All In The City
  • 2013: The Mighty Vol.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905–1995". Family Tree Legends Records Collection (Online Database). Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  2. ^ "San Quinn : Rap, Hip-Hop Interview". Riotsound.com. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Washington (George) High School". Publicschoolreview.com. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "San Quinn Interview (September 2008) : West Coast News Network". Dubcnn.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Get Low Playaz". Last.fm. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  6. ^ "San Quinn's Shock the Party sample of Whodini's One Love - WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  7. ^ Lelchuk, Ilene (June 24, 2011). "They don't call the project Outta Control anymore / Success of renewal using HOPE VI is evident all around". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 20 December 2014.

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