He Made “Jus Lyke Compton”

To let Hollywood, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube tell it, Compton might as well be named named after N.W.A., because yes, they put it on the map. But DJ Quik is from there too and he did his part in representing the city well. On his 1992 hit “Jus Lyke Compton” Quik displayed superior storytelling and analytical skills to show the impact that the small California town was having on cities all over the country. Where N.W.A. showed the impact that, poverty, crooked American politics and racism was having on their hometown, Quik flipped it and showed that Compton was perhaps the most influential place in Hip-Hop at the time.

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