Hip hop legend and West Coast icon DJ Quik brought a funky set to Brooklyn Bowl. An entourage of nearly 20 accompanied, and a number of special guests—including Compton’s Finest, Suga Free—rocked the stage with him. “Down, Down, Down” let the crowd know what kind of a night they were in for: Suga Free’s animated and energetic rhyme style encouraged the crowd to throw “W’s” and a few other choice “signs” up in the air, while Quik transitioned back and forth from the DJ booth to the front of the stage. “Sweet Black Pussy” was another crowd favorite, allowing the audience to assist with the lyrics and dance along with Quik.
“Summer Breeze,” “Dollaz + Sense” and “Tonite” were all well-received, considering the fact that the place was filled with 40-year old OGs who just came to party and pay tribute to one of hip hop’s most coveted and successful DJs, producers and rappers ever to do it. ★★★★☆