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AMG Breaks Down How DJ Quik, 2nd II None & Hi-C All Cliqued Up (Video)

In late 1980s and early 1990s, there were a number of Greater Los Angeles Hip-Hop collectives. From N.W.A. and Compton's Most Wanted to Low Profile/WC & Maad Circle and Rhyme Syndicate, many crews had famous names and songs attached to their movements. At the turn of the '90s, DJ Quik... Read more

1 Of DJ Quik’s 80s Underground Tapes Surfaces & It Bangs On Wax (Audio)

Hip-Hop Heads who pay attention know that DJ Quik's career goes back a long way before 1991's Quik Is The Name debut. The Compton, California MC/producer/DJ has always talked about his $10 "underground tapes" on records. In fact, the famed feud with MC Eiht and Compton's Most Wanted started long... Read more

DJ Quik Discusses Aging Gracefully In Hip-Hop

DJ Quik released his platinum debut Quik Is The Name more than 25 years ago. An early Compton, California Rap star, the artist born as David Blake has been integral to the careers of Tupac Shakur, AMG, 2nd II None, Suga Free, and Hi-C. Although Q-U-I-K has never had an... Read more

Here’s A Difficult DJ Quik Quiz, Even If There Are Eazy Questions

DJ Quik's career has a lot of bends and turns. One of Compton, California's finest artists can rap, he can produce, and he has always been a dope behind the two turntables. Along the way, Q-U-I-K has been attached to several incredible albums (his own, and others'), and multiple groundbreaking... Read more

DJ Quik & Hi-C Remix Rihanna With A Flair For The Early 1990s (Audio)

Rapper/producer DJ Quik released his own remix of Rihanna's latest single with longtime friend and collaborator Hi-C. The two West Coast natives are remembered for being part of the movement of the same name for Rihanna's most recent record. Quik and C are now back together to do a little... Read more

DJ Quik, Suga Free & Dom Kennedy Hit The Seas For Their New Splash (Video)

From the recently-released Midnight Life, DJ Quik's "Life Jacket" is one of the smoother offerings. Joined by 20-year affiliate Suga Free, as well as one of the artists the Compton, California mainstay has inspired, Dom Kennedy, the trio take to the waters with some female company for the independent single.... Read more

DJ Quik Discusses His Extensive History, Details Origins Of MC Eiht Beef (Audio)

DJ Quik is on the media circuit once again. David Blake swung through New York City, appearing on Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds' Juan Epstein podcast. Working chronologically (beginning from 28:00), Quik goes from his days of slanging tapes that covered the left side of the Mississippi River, into Quik... Read more

DJ Quik Calls Production Quits?

Moments ago, DJ Quik announced that he's selling his drum machines and production equipment. The Compton icon has produced for 2Pac, Jay Z, Hi-C, Suga Free, Penthouse Players Clique, AMG, 2nd II None, Mausberg, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Debarge, Raphael Saadiq, and a host of others. It's official. I'm selling all... Read more