San Quinn (Quincy Brooks IV)b was born in Oakland, California on October 24th and later moved to San Francisco at age 3 to San Francisco’s Fillmore district. Like so many other rappers, he began rhyming to stay out of trouble. He was raised in the same neighborhood as many well known names like Rappin 4-Tay, JT the Bigga Figga, Seff Tha Gaffla, D-Moe, Hugh-E-MC, Messy Marv, and Andre Nickatina just to name a few.
Quinn was signed to Get Low Records at the tender age of 14 and released his first song “SFC” with GLP and RBL when he was 14. His first album entitled Don’t Cross Me under Get Low/Buck Fifty Records followed shortly thereafter when he was a freshman in high school. The genesis for his current stardom began, Quinn went on to work with Master P and was featured on West Coast Bad Boyz 1 & 2, both of which have been certified Gold. Quinn dropped Live N’ Direct which featured the smash hit “Come On In” under Get Low Records in 1995.
He jumped right back in the studio and recorded The Hustle Continues under Get Low/ Priority Records. At age 18, Quinn had been featured on multiple Gold Certified albums, put out 3 solo albums, and was part of the group: G.L.P. Quinn was at a turning point when he released 17 Reasons in 1997 which featured a star cast of bay area all stars. The album sold 65,000 units independently.