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DJ Quik Returns with New Single “Class” from Upcoming 10th Album

DJ Quik Returns with New Single "Class" from Upcoming 10th Album

West Coast hip-hop legend DJ Quik is back with a new single, “Class.” The song is an intro to the 10th full-length album from Quik that will be released through his own Mad Science Recordings and Compound Interest. Visit for more information The new single blends West Coast flavor, laden with harmonies, jazzy guitar, […]

DJ Quik Reveals He Almost Fought Tupac Shakur

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Westcoast veteran DJ Quik recently revealed that he almost fought with hip-hop legend Tupac over a misunderstanding. “Outside the studio, he was a jokester – bagging on ns — joking, fun — we toured a little bit. He got in my ass one time too — we were about to get into a fight because […]

Rock The Bells Announces Lineup for First-Ever Timeless Hip Hop Cruise with Rick Ross, Lil Jon, Ghostface, and More For Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary

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Rock The Bells (RTB), the global platform dedicated to elevating Hip-Hop culture from its roots to the modern day, announced the lineup for “Rock The Bells Cruise: A Hip-Hop Experience” in partnership with Sixthman, the industry leader in unforgettable music and lifestyle festivals at sea.  Visit for more information The lineup features Hip-Hop’s most notable icons, […]

Happy 53rd Birthday To West Coast Legend DJ Quik!

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, legendary west coast DJ, rapper, and producer DJ Quik was born in 1970. Visit for more information David Marvin Blake, a.k.a. DJ Quik, was born in Pomona, California, and shortly after relocated to Compton, California. His love for music began at a very young age, and by age 12, he […]

DJ Quik: I Deserve To Be Where Dr. Dre Is

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Gangsta rap pioneer and Compton native DJ Quik believes that with the reception he’s received from the fans as well as the consistency of his sometimes underrated career over the decades, that his success should match or at least rival that of the other Compton gangsta rap pioneer and producer, Dr. Dre. Visit for […]

[WATCH] DJ Quik Says He Almost Got Killed After “All Eyez On Me” Leaked

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In a new interview on Talib Kweli’s People’s Party podcast, DJ Quik said he almost lost his life after 2Pac’s Death Row Records debut “All Eyez On Me” was leaked. Visit for more information Quik told Kweli how he left a copy of All Eyez On Me in his car and his security guards would […]

DJ Quik’s Son Arrested for Murder, Bail Set at $2M

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According to a report from NBC LA, David Blake Jr., son of Hip Hop legend DJ Quik and City of Compton Council Liaison, was arrested on Thursday(May 27) on suspicion of murder. Visit for more information A press release stated that officers responded to a call Wednesday evening about a fight in progress before […]

Happy 52nd Birthday DJ Quik!

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David Marvin Blake a.k.a. DJ Quik was born in Pomona, California, and shortly after relocated to Compton, California. His love for music began at a very young age, and by age 12 he could already play a number of instruments. Quik jumpstarted his path to fame by selling mixtapes he made with the turntable he received while still […]

[WATCH] DJ Quik Burns Death Row Records Royalty Check

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West Coast legend and pioneer DJ Quik jumped on social media to air out his differences with Death Row Records, who the rapper/producer claims owes him a lot more money than they’ve offered to pay him. Visit for more information Instead of keeping the lightweight check given to him by The Row, Quik burned […]

9th Wonder – 15 Years Later and People Still Marveling

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It’s been 15 years since the release of the debut album The Listening from the North Carolina trio Little Brother blessed the scene. Visit for more information The record dropped to much critical acclaim and fanfare as a return to the style of Hip-Hop that Pete Rock, A Tribe Called Quest and De La […]