Unstoppable and blessed with talent; the world was introduced to a star, San Quinn (Quincy Brooks IV), on October 24 th,1977. Born in Oakland, CA and growing up on the forcible streets of Fillmore, Quinn looked to writing and rapping to prevent trouble from knocking down his door. Quinn's neighborhood, no stranger to many known faces, such as: Rappin 4-Tay, JT the Bigga Figga, Seff Tha Gaffla, D-Moe, Hugh-E-MC, Messy Marv, and Andre Nickatina, was where he got his start and
has come to be known as a living legend.
Lyrically deadly and a king in the rap game, Quinn got his start when introduced to the industry by JT the Bigga Figga, founder of Get Low Records. JT recognized Quinn's talent and drive to rise to the top and he signed him to the label. JT placed Quinn in his group, Get Low Playaz (GLP), which featured himself, Seff, and D-Moe. While most kids at the age of 14 were playing sports and video games, Quinn recorded his first song called "SFC" with GLP and RBL. His first album, "Don't Cross Me" under Get Low/Buck Fifty Records, followed shortly afterwards at the age of 15 and placed the spot light of the music industry directly on him.
Still taking the music industry by storm, Quinn is currently working on his next album, to potentially be released in 2008. He's a native to the rap game with 13 years under his belt and continues to penetrate the scene nationwide.
Below is a timeline of his works, nothing shy of astonishing and certainly a predecessor to future conquests:
1995 – "Live N Direct" Dropped
1997 - Featured on Master P's "West Coast Bad Boyz 1 & 2" – Album went gold
1997 – Inducted into Guinness Book of World Records – Most Appearances on an Album
1997 – "17 Reasons" Dropped featuring a collaboration of Bay Artists – sold 65,000 units independently
1998 – "Explosive Mode" with Messy Marv released – sold 20,000 units independently
1998 – Founded Done Deal Entertainment with Charles Kelley –"Fully Loaded" released under Done Deal Entertainment
2001 – "The Mighty Quinn" Dropped, featuring hit single "Give It Up"
2001 – 2004 – Released "Come See Us" with KNT, "Welcome to the Bay" with Bailey, Willie Hen, and Big Rich – pushed mixtapes and collaborations
2004 – Collaborated with NBA superstar, J.R. Rider, to release "I Give U My Word" – sold over 13,000 units without a distribution deal
2006 – "The Rock-Pressure Makes Diamonds" released via CD/DVD – features "Hell Yeah," "So Young, So Sweet," and "Look What I've Done For Them" – Video for "Hell Yeah" produced as well
2006-2008 - Released personal San Quinn skateboard - toured with multiple artists, sponsored by Remy Martin - All City project with Big Rich and Boo Banger, album released in 2008: album featured hit single "SF Anthem" in which video was produced. Worked on solo album and released "From A Boy to A Man" on 11/24/08 - Project with Keak da Sneak, "Welcome to Scokland" released on 12/9/08. Has been consistently touring throughout the US and is venturing to start touring overseas.
Other Noteworthy Accomplishments:
1994/2004 – Performed at KMEL's SummerJam Featured on TV Series "Platinum" and UPN's "Girlfriends" Appearance in Spike Lee's film, "Sucka Free City" Collaborations with the following notable artists: Snoop Dogg, Game, Juvenile, Master P, E-40, Rappin 4-Tay Additional track features: "The Hard Way", "Shock the Party", "Give It Up", "Welcome to the Bay", "Hyphy", "Ayo For Yayo", "Butterfly", and "Bounce Wit Me