San Francisco’s favorite Son- San Quinn – returns with brand new solo album Nov. 25th
Fans have been waiting for the Bay Area’s most prolific artist, San Quinn, to release his highly anticipated solo album, From A Boy To A Man, they can now rest easy, the time has finally come.
On November 25th, SMC Recordings will proudly release From A Boy To A Man, the follow up album from Quinn’s 2006 release, The Rock-Pressure Makes Diamonds, his first solo album with the company.
San Quinn explains that what sets From A Boy To A Man apart from his past releases is how personal it is. “I just put my life on record. I did it for my family, my fans and Fillmoe.” The album’s title track is a direct reflection of life in San Francisco – Fillmore to be exact. The detail Quinn gives, puts fans on the same streets as him. It’s that sentiment that resonates throughout the entire album.
“It’s not a secret that Hip-Hop has lost it’s way and rappers have blown sh*t way out of proportion,” explains Will Bronson (SMC’s co-founder). “So Quinn went in and gave them what they wanted- that honesty, that reality that people are dealing with everyday. The dopest thing is, when we approached producers about doing the album, they we’re just as excited as us and you can hear it in the songs.”
Quinn enlists fellow Bay Area artists, Too Short, Mistah F.A.B. & PSD Tha Drivah among others for some explosive collaborations on From A Boy To A Man. A special appearance is also made by Quinn’s 10 year old son, Lil’ Quinn, on the track “Billionaire.” As he has on previous releases, Quinn recruits longtime production partner Cozmo (Scarface), CHOPS (Bun B), Traxxamillion, Sean T, and newcomers Dex Beats and Automatic.
This album has given Quinn the chance to tell his fans the story of his life and though some of it might be negative, he feels that he was able to shine something positive on each track and give his fans the good music they deserve to hear.
1. Boy to a Man (Intro)
2. They’re All Waitin’ On Me
3. Wind It Up
4. Double Dose of Gangsta ft. Chops
5. Rockin’ Up Work
6. Reinforced Steel feat. P.S.D. Tha Drivah and Cozmo
7. We All Gone Eat
8. My Brother ft. Bailey
9. Upside Down
10. Dreamin’ of Riches
11. 3rd Eye
12. Catch A Body ft. Boo Banga
13. Billionaire (What We Call Livin’) ft. Lil Quinn
14. Ready to Go ft. Willie Hen
15. One of Them Gangstas ft. 18
16. My Zone
17. Devotion ft. Too Short and Mistah F.A.B. & Chops
“Do Ya Thizzle”
“Kill The Connect”
You can also check out San Quinn alongside his All City compatriots Big Rich & Boo Banga in the video for the “San Francisco Anthem”