Defari (Los Angeles, CA) – “Focused Daily” ft. Evidence, prod. Alchemist [Focused Daily – 1999]


Defari is a West Coast hip hop artist. Primarily, he is a solo artist, additionally he is a member of the Likwit Junkies and a rap duo with DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples. He attended the University of California, Berkeley. He began DJing as a young kid in 1982, but was more focused on emceeing, and by 1995, released his first single “Bionic” on Oakland based ABB Records. With the help of E-Swift of Tha Alkaholiks, by 1999, Defari recorded his first album, released on Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records.

Defari taught world history and geography at Inglewood High School in Inglewood, California, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City.

Focused Daily is the debut album by  Defari, and was released January 9, 1999.


Defari - Focused Daily (1999)


# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Length
1 “Intro” DJ Revolution 0:46
2 “Focused Daily” Alchemist Defari, Evidence 4:30
3 “Never Lose Touch” Evidence Defari 4:25
4 “Keep It On The Rise” Evidence Defari 4:12
5 “Lowlands Anthem, Pt. 1” E-Swift Defari 3:46
6 “Bionic” Evidence Defari 4:57
7 “Likwit Connection” E-Swift Defari, Phil Da Agony,Tha Alkaholiks, Xzibit 4:43
8 “Yes Indeed” E-Swift Defari 5:30
9 “Killing Spree” Alchemist Defari 4:17
10 “These Dreams” Evidence Defari 5:23
11 “Juggle Me (For The DJ’s)” E-Swift Defari 4:17
12 “Thunder & Lightning” Evidence Defari, Tash, Xzibit 3:39
13 “405 Friday’s” Defari, Evidence Defari 3:19
14 “Checkstand 3” Alchemist Defari 2:34
15 “No Clue” Barbershop Drevin Barbershop Chocolate Tye, Defari 4:32
16 “Gems” Evidence Defari 4:22
17 “People’s Choice” Evidence Defari 3:28


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