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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. 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 Soul made popular. That’s actually […]

Happy 48th 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.  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 […]

JP Cali Smoov Drops “Royal Rumble” Ft. Problem, Produced by DJ Quik

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Los Angeles native JP Cali Smoov, who has worked with Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg and now DJ Quik, has released the first single from his upcoming project, Jackie Robinson. Along with frequent collaborator, Problem, Smoov delivers a raunchy tale over DJ Quik’s seamless, West Coast style production. After being in and out of the legal system, […]

East Meets West Down Under: Bone Thugs Back

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Next week begins the start of the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Australian tour, with an all-star cast of acts including Mobb Deep, Tha Dogg pound, DJ Quik and The Lady of Rage. The four-city tour (and Adelaide sideshow) starts on May 21st off the back of their New Zealand festival performance with Twista in Auckland the day […]

DJ Quik & Problem Drop a Video For “New Nite”

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DJ Quik has dropped the official video for the follow-up to his classic hit “Tonite,” “New Nite,” off of his collaboration album Rosecrans with Problem. The video, which features a mash-up of live performances and video scenes, starts off with Quik explaining how he utilized the track to pay homage to his legendary single off his […]

DJ Quik Teams Up With Problem for ‘Rosecrans’ [Stream]

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Joining forces to release a six-song EP titled Rosecrans, legendary producer DJ Quik has teamed up with rising star Problem. Set to release on Diamond Lane Media, Problem’s record label, this will be the first release by Quik since 2014’s The Midnight Life.  Problem has been rising since his 2013 hit “Like Whaaat” that samples No […]

DJ Quik On TLOP: “Kanye So Scared He Don’t Know What The F*ck To Do”

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While fans worldwide are raving about Kanye West‘s latest album, The Life of Pablo, DJ Quik isn’t exactly too fond of it. The Compton MC stopped by the #NoahTV show to promote his new EP Rosecrans, and when Ye’s ever-changing album became a topic of discussion, Quik didn’t hold his tongue: “Kanye so scared he don’t know what the […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Happy Birthday 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.  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 […]

DJ Quik Looks Back On ‘The Black Album’

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In the next installment of Life+Times’ Decoded series, Veteran producer DJ Quik takes us back into time with his memories of working with Mr. Carter on The Black Album. Quik rehashed his experience of pitching beats for Jay and the inspiration behind the album. He also touches on mixing his West coast style with the […]