DJ Quik - Rhythm-al-ism

DJ Quik "Rhythm-al-ism"

DJ Quik's "Rhythm-al-ism" is his fourth studio album that was released on November 24, 1998, under Arista Records and certified Gold by the RIAA on July 7, 1999.

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DJ Quik's "Rhythm-al-ism" is his fourth studio album that was released on November 24, 1998, under Arista Records and certified Gold by the RIAA on July 7, 1999. The album peaked at number 63 on the US Billboard 200 chart. DJ Quik recorded the album at Skip Sailor Recordings in Los Angeles with producer G-One, and it featured singles such as "You'z a Ganxta", "Hand In Hand" featuring 2nd II None & El DeBarge, and "Down, Down, Down" featuring Suga Free, Mausberg (deceased) & AMG.

DJ Quik spoke about the album in an interview with Complex and mentioned that he was fighting Profile Records for back royalties and was on suspension because they didn't want to pay him. He also said that the name "Rhythm-al-ism" speaks to the mixing of rhythms, including R&B with hip-hop and jazz, along with a bit of comedy. The album's cover art and some elements were influenced by the L.A. rock band, the Doors, as confirmed by DJ Quik himself via Instagram.

The album entered the US Billboard 200 chart at position 63 and remained on the chart for 29 weeks. It also debuted at number 13 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and spent 39 weeks on that chart. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the album Gold on July 27, 1999, after selling over 500,000 copies.

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