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DJ Quik - Balance & Options album download
Performer: DJ Quik
Title: Balance & Options
Country: Japan
Released: 2000
Style: Gangsta
Rating: 4.7/5
FLAC size: 1746 mb | MP3 size: 1694 mb | WMA size: 1374 mb
Genre: Hip hop

Producer, Executive Producer, Engineer, Other, Recorded By, Arranged By, Mixed By – DJ Quik. All Tracks recorded at The Hospital Studios & Skip Sailor Studios, LA Mixed at The Hospital Studios, LA, CA Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios, LA, CA.

Balance & Options is the fifth album by West Coast rapper and producer, DJ Quik. It was released on May 16, 2000 on Arista Records (who inherited DJ Quik's contract when they bought Profile Records). The album debuted at number 18 on the . Billboard 200 chart, with 68,000 copies in its first-week of sales. It was his first album not certified by the RIAA. It features the single "Pitch in on a Party" whose video was directed by photographer Patrick Hoelck.

Quik continues the musicality from Rhythm-al-ism on this Balance & Options album. He combines sparse tracks like Do I Love Her? with lush string-filled productions such as Well. While he moved on from his beef with MC Eiht, DJ Quik took some subliminal shots at Dr. Dre on U Ain’t Fresh! He also pays homage to a couple of his fallen musical influences, flipping fellow Compton native Eazy-E’s song Eazy-er Said Than Dunn and recording a talkbox tribute to the recently deceased Roger Troutman on Roger’s Groove. Quik was also using this album as a showcase for Compton rapper Mausberg, who is featured on four of the album’s 20 songs. While the duo was working on Mausberg’s debut album, Non-Fiction, he was killed on July 4, 2000, two months after the release of this album.

Well, 17. Quik’s Groove V, 18. Do I Love Her?, 19. Tha Divorce Song, 20. Balance & Options (Outro). More albums from DJ Quik: Sky by DJ Quik. Rhythm-Al-Ism by DJ Quik. The Midnight Life by DJ Quik. The Book Of David by DJ Quik. Quik Is The Name by DJ Quik. Safe + Sound by DJ Quik. The Best Of DJ Quik – Da Finale by DJ Quik. Way 2 Fonky by DJ Quik. View all albums . Balance & Options.

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Album · 2000 · 18 Songs. Released only a matter of months after Dr. Dre’s landmark The Chronic: 2001, Quik’s Balance & Options might remind one of Dre, but the album is actually a very precise demonstration of the differences between Dre and Quik. Both producers pride themselves on precisely constructed productions, strengthened by sharp grooves and sonic detail, but where Dre’s tracks can feel cold and calculated, Balance & Options is vibrant and warm. Like Dre, Quik often uses live instrumentation, and it makes all the difference on songs like I Don’t Wanna Party Wit U. Balance & Options is pure block.

Like 1998's Rhythm-al-ism, Balance & Options is yet another star-filled joint for DJ Quik. Featuring appearances from AMD, Erick Sermon, Skaboobie, James DeBarge, the long-lost Digital Underground, and Raphael, Quik comes correct with tracks like "U Ain't Fresh" and "Do Watcha Want.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Change Da Game
Featuring – James DeBarge, Mausberg, Will Hudspeth
2 Did Y'All Feel Dat?
Featuring – Mausberg, SkaboobieTalkbox – David Blake
3 We Came 2 Play
Featuring – AMG, James DeBargeGuitar – Rob Bacon, Jr.*
4 Pitch In On A Party
Guitar – Rob Bacon, Jr.*Vocals – George Archie, Jr.*, Tamara Savage, Will Hudspeth
5 I Don't Wanna Party Wit U
Vocals – The Humpty Humpalicious Imposters
6 Motek Records 1 (Interlude)
Vocals – Courtney Branch, Doctah B. Sirus*
7 Sexuality 4:03
8 How Come?
Guitar – Rob Bacon, Jr.*
9 U Ain't Fresh!
Backing Vocals – Marco Polo Featuring – Erick Sermon, Kam
10 Roger's Groove
Talkbox – DJ Quik
11 Motek Records II (Interlude)
Vocals – Doctah B. Sirus*
12 Quikker Said Than Dunn
Vocals – David Blake
13 Straight From The Streets (Interlude)
Narrator – Keith O'Derek
14 Speak On It
Featuring – AMG, Mausberg
15 Do Whutcha Want
Featuring – AMG, Digital UndergroundGuitar – Rob Bacon, Jr.*Music By – Shock "G"*Vocals – El DeBarge
16 Well
Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Benjamin F. Wright*Co-producer – Courtney BranchConcertmaster – Charles Veal*Featuring – Mausberg, Raphael SaadiqMusic By, Co-producer – Warryn Campbell, Jr.*Orchestra – South Central Philharmonic Orchestra
17 Quik's Groove V
Bass – David Blake, G-1*Drums, Guitar, Piano – Warryn Campbell, Jr.*
18 Do I Love Her?
Featuring – Suga Free
19 Tha Divorce Song
Co-producer – G-1*Featuring – James DeBargeGuitar – Rob Bacon, Jr.*
20 Balance & Options (Outro) 1:08

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Tha Hospital
  • Recorded At – Skip Saylor Recording
  • Mixed At – Tha Hospital
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Pressed By – Sonopress USA – 07716-01


  • Art Direction – Christopher Stern
  • Design – Courtney Walter
  • Design [Logo] – Ola Kudu
  • Management [Business Direction] – Stan Sheppard, Tony Lane
  • Mastered By – Brian "Big Bass" Gardner*
  • Music By – David Blake
  • Photography By – Jonathan Mannion
  • Producer, Executive-Producer, Engineer, Recorded By, Arranged By, Mixed By – DJ Quik


Some or all copies contain a parental advisory/explicit content-sticker on the (transparent jewel case) case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7822-16419-2 0
  • Barcode (String): 078221641920
  • Matrix / Runout: 07822164192 + + 07716-01 SONOPRESS USA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB48
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1024

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BVCA 21070 DJ Quik Balance & Options ‎(CD, Album) Arista BVCA 21070 Japan 2000
07822-16419-2 DJ Quik Balance & Options ‎(CD, Album) Arista 07822-16419-2 US 2000
none DJ Quik Balance & Options ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Arista none UK 2000
07822-16419-4 DJ Quik Balance & Options ‎(Cass, Album) Arista 07822-16419-4 US 2000
07822-16419-1 DJ Quik Balance & Options ‎(2xLP, Album) Arista 07822-16419-1 UK & Europe 2000