DJ Quik’s New LP Is Inspired By Late Nights, Brings His Homies Old & New To The Party (Audio)
In the onslaught of album announces, DJ Quik jumped in the ring. The Compton Hip-Hop legend let it be known today (September 17) that his ninth album will be called The Midnight Life.
The album, planned for October 14 Mad Science Records release, includes some longtime Quik homies such as Suga Free, Tweed Cadillac (Penthouse Players Clique), and El DeBarge. Also involved are Dom Kennedy, Mack 10, Bishop Lamont, and Quik’s son, David Blake, II.
With the news, he dropped “That Getter” (featuring David the second), clearly bringing a Southern influence, following 2006’s “Can U Werk With Dat?” by his short-lived Fixxers group, backed by Interscope Records, with AMG.
This album is my ode to having fun in the midnight hour,” Quik said today in a press statement. “That’s the best time for making music in my opinion. It’s quiet, especially if you’re in a recording studio. You can hear everything and you know everybody’s asleep. You can sneak and do your best work.”
He added, “Musically, this album is a bulls-eye for me. Can’t nobody tell me different because I’ve seen it give people chills. I’ve seen it make people happy, smile, drink, party, dance, ask for it on repeat. This album is for people who like to have fun.”
For diehard Quik Heads, it will include “Quik’s Groove 9,” what may the longest-running album series active in Hip-Hop.
Less than a year after the former Profile and Arista Records star (who rolled with Death Row at the label’s pinnacle) vowed to quit producing after his MPCs were stolen, how do you think this’ll sound?