Sweet Black Pussy is the opening song on DJ Quik's amazing 1991 debut. Nearly 20 years later, as it blared through the backyard of an Austin club at the 40-year-old's SXSW performance, it was as party-inducing as ever.
For a moment, it seemed as though the Compton, California, native would use his late-night set to move through his catalogue, which would've been a bigger highlight than the show turned out to be.
Quik rapped just a few of his classics before inexplicably ceding the stage to decades-old also-rans Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Bringing out his prolific side project the Fixxers, or Snoop Dogg, who was in town, or even no one at all would've been more appreciated.
Still, to see a veteran like Quik maintain the same level of onstage excitement as rappers 20 years his junior was thrilling. An underappreciated legend.