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DJ Quik

One of the premier West Coast gangsta rap artists of the early '90s, DJ Quik was a rapper as well as a producer whose career carried on well into the next decade, as he put his career aside and began working primarily as a beat-maker. Born David Martin Blake on January 18, 1970, in Compton, California, DJ Quik made a name for himself on the mixtape circuit during the late '80s, compiling tapes also featuring fellow rappers AMG, 2nd II None, and Hi-C. On the basis of these mixtapes, he was signed to Priority Records and made his album debut with Quik Is the Name (1990), on which he produced all the tracks (as he would on each of his solo albums) in addition to rapping. Quik Is the Name proved quite successful, spawning two hits ("Tonite," "Born and Raised in Compton") and going platinum.

Throughout the remainder of the '90s, DJ Quik released three further albums -- Way 2 Fonky (1992), Safe & Sound (1995), Rhythm-al-ism (1998) -- that were fairly successful, each going gold, yet none proved as popular as his debut. When his fifth album, Balance & Options (2000), failed to show a substantial improvement in sales, he was dropped by Arista (which had taken over Profile). His next album, Under tha Influence (2002), distributed by Universal, failed to resurrect his commercial standing. Again without a major-label deal, DJ Quik proceeded to form his own label, Mad Science Recordings, via which he released Trauma (2005) and Greatest Hits Live at the House of Blues (2006), and also, in 2005, re-released Under tha Influence. A collaborative album with Kurupt, BlaQKout, appeared in 2009 with the solo album The Book of David following in 2011. The Midnight Life, another strong showing for his Mad Science label, came three years later.

In addition to his solo career, DJ Quik kept busy as a producer, beginning in 1991 on the debut albums by 2nd II None (2nd II None) and Hi-C (Skanless). In subsequent years he contributed productions to albums by AMG (B**ch Betta Have My Money, 1992), Penthouse Players Clique (Paid the Cost, 1992), Tony! Toni! Tone! (House of Music, 1996), 2Pac (All Eyez on Me, 1996), the Luniz (Lunitik Muzik, 1997), Jermaine Dupri (Life in 1472, 1998), Deborah Cox (One Wish, 1998), Shaquille O'Neal (Respect, 1998), Snoop Dogg (No Limit Top Dogg, 1999), Mausberg (Non Fiction, 2000), 8Ball & MJG (Space Age 4 Eva, 2000), Xzibit (Restless, 2000), Kurupt (Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey, 2001), Talib Kweli (Quality, 2002), Truth Hurts (Truthfully Speaking, 2002), Jay-Z (The Black Album, 2003), Jadakiss (The Kiss of Death, 2004), Ludacris (Red Light District, 2005), Twiztid (Independent's Day, 2007), Murs (Murs for President, 2008), and Dwele (W.ants W.orld W.omen, 2010), among many others. He later announced that he would be selling his production equipment, and would no longer remix or engineer tracks, unless the work was done for established artists who could fairly compensate him. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Midnight Life

1. Intro

2. That N*****r's Crazy

3. Back That S**t Up (Feat. Tay F 3rd & David Blake II)

4. Trapped On The Tracks (Feat. Bishop Lamont & David Blake II)

5. El's Interlude 2 (Feat. El DeBarge)

6. Puffin The Dragon

7. Pet Semetary

8. Life Jacket (Feat. Suga Free & Dom Kennedy)

9. That Getter (Feat. David Blake II)

10. The Conduct (Feat. Mack 10)

11. Shine (Feat. David Blake II)

12. Bacon's Grove (Feat. Rob "Fonksta" Bacon)

13. Broken Down (Feat. Suga Free & Tweed Cadillac)

14. Why'd You Have To Lie (Feat. Joi)

15. F**k All Night

16. Quik's Groove

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Track List: Book Of David

1. Fire And Brimstone

2. Do Today

3. Ghetto Rendezvous

4. Luv Of My Life

5. Babylon

6. Killer Dope

7. Real Women

8. Poppin'

9. Hydromatic

10. Across The Map

11. Nobody

12. Boogie Till You Conk Out

13. Flow For Sale

14. So Compton

15. Time Stands Still

16. End?

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Track List: Born And Raised In Compton (Explicit)

1. Born And Raised In Compton

2. Quik Is The Name

3. Tonite

4. Loked Out Hood

5. Way 2 Fonky

6. Jus Lyke Compton

7. Dollaz + Sense

8. Summer Breeze

9. Hand In Hand

10. Down, Down, Down

11. You'z A Ganxta

12. Pitch In Ona Party

13. U Ain't Fresh!

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Track List: Trauma

1. Doctors Office

2. Intro For Roger

3. Fandango (feat. B-Real)

4. Till Jesus Comes

5. Black Mercedes (feat. Nate Dogg)

6. Get Up (feat. The Game & AMG)

7. Get Down (feat. Chingy)

8. Ladies & Thugs (feat. Wyclef Jean)

9. Catch 22

10. Indiscretions In The Back Of The Limo (feat. T.I.)

11. Pacific Coast Remix (feat. Ludacris)

12. Quickstrumental (Quik's Groove 7) (feat. Jodeci)

13. Jet Set (feat. Tai Elton Phillips)

14. California (feat. AMG)

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Track List: Trauma: Instrumentals

1. Intro For Roger

2. Fandango

3. Till Jesus Comes

4. Black Mercedes

5. Get Up

6. Get Down

7. Ladies And Thugs

8. Catch 22

9. Indiscretions In The Back Of The Limo

10. Spur Of The Moment Remix

11. Quikstrumental (Quik's Groove 7)

12. Jet Set

13. California

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Track List: Under Tha Influence (Explicit)

1. Tha Proem

2. Trouble

3. Come 2nyte

5. Murda 1 Case

6. Ev'ryday

7. Get Loaded

8. Gina Statuatorre

9. 50 Ways

10. Quik's Groove

11. Get Tha Money

12. One On 1

13. Sex Crymee

14. Birdz & Da Beez

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Track List: Balance & Options

1. Change Da Game

2. Did Y'all Feel Dat?

3. We Came 2 Play

4. Pitch In On A Party

5. I Don't Wanna Party Wit U

7. Sexuality

8. How Come?

9. U Ain't Fresh!

10. Roger's Groove

12. Quikker Said Than Dunn

13. Straight From The Streets

16. Well

17. Quik's Groove V

19. Tha Divorce Song

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Track List: Rhythm-Al-Ism

1. Rhythm-Al-Ism

2. We Still Party

3. So Many Wayz

4. Hand In Hand

5. Down, Down, Down

6. You'z A Ganxta

7. I Useta Know Her

8. No Doubt

9. Speed

11. Thinkin' 'Bout U

12. El's Interlude

14. Bombudd II

15. Get 2getha Again

16. Reprise (Medley For A "V")

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Track List: Safe & Sound

1. Street Level Entrance

2. Get At Me

3. Diggin' U Out

4. Safe + Sound

5. Somethin' 4 Tha Mood

7. Can I Eat It?

8. Itz Your Fantasy

9. Tha Ho In You

10. Dollaz + Sense

11. Let You Havit

12. Summer Breeze

13. Quik's Groove III

14. Sucka Free

15. Keep Tha 'P' In It

17. Tanqueray

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Track List: Way 2 Fonky (Explicit)

2. Mo' P**sy

3. Way 2 Fonky

4. Jus Lyke Compton

6. Me Wanna Rip Your Girl

7. When You're A Gee

8. No Bullshit

9. Only Fo' Tha Money

10. Let Me Rip Tonite

11. N**gaz Still Trippin'

12. Tha Last Word

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Track List: Quik Is The Name

1. Sweet Black P**sy

2. Tonite

3. Born And Raised In Compton

4. Deep

5. Tha Bombudd

6. Dedication

7. Quik Is The Name

8. Loked Out Hood

9. 8 Ball

10. Quik's Groove

11. Tear It Off

12. I Got That Feelin'

13. Skanless

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Track List: Quik's Groove 9 (Radio Single)

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Track List: That Getter (Single)

9. That Getter (Feat. David Blake II)

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wjimenez626
Fresno Bulldogs been down with DJ Quik since day 1
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Went to a dj quick concert in march s**t was dope like the s**t serve..
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Music Like This makes Me Think About The Good Old Days ...
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BANGER PLAN N SIMPLE, OPEN BABY !!!! SMOKE N CHOKE....
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Do I love her? Leave me lone leave me lone devil be gone... Can't wait to see them in May
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Don't eat it. Dope song. So Cali dj quik.
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Banging this s**t in high school 99 ,00 Nate Dogg s**t man. Miss him
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Yes blood that right swan up
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Never could get enough of Dj Quik...
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S**t is Dope ♥
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I love you so much
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Lmao that pic they put of him as the cover look creepy they gotta put the album cover back cuz
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he went in on this one.
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Dam fam you wet in on Cuzo
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Imagine life without DJ Quik music?? Or any of the Compron artists!! TGF So. Cal!! Gotta love it!!
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Don't Read This. You Will Be Kissed By The Love Of Your Life On The Nearest Friday. Tomorrow Will Be The Best Day Of Your Life. Now That You've Started This Don't Stop Or You Will Have Bad Luck. Post This On 15 Songs In The Next 143 Minutes. Press The Spacebar And Your Crushes Name Will Appear
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Yeah started f**kin wit Quik back in 87 when that n**ga was the first n**ga I herd bangin on wax called through that P. I heard him thru his home boy Donzelle-ru from TTMutha F**kin P that was my homie when we was in C.Y.A locked up .But imma straight East Oakland thug panther repin E.S.O Yeah n**gaz Oakland is just like Compton With out the colors but a n**ga will get some 223's in that a** though cause this Town-Biz. SO WHEN YOU COME TO THE BAY KEEP YO HAND ON YO CLIP n**gas know the rest. Pea
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BOSK.P west side PiRu f**K KraBS
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Tzone compton crip
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Still bumping this!
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I'm forty years old and me and my friends would smoke weed and drink listening to my favorite dj quick song TONIGHT
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DJ Quik has been bangin' dope beats since I was 15 years old running the streets of Phoenix and Los Angeles in 1990. Even though I was connected to the Crips and Quik was a Blood, we'd listen to him in a small group of close homies. It was a turbulent time with the riots in April 1992 (I was there!) and his music reminds me of boosting a Chevy and flying down the 91 Freeway to the 710. West Side 4 life!
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I exercise one muscle... My trigger finger!
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Loving my station 247 sneaking listening to my station at work getting me through my work days and nights... it plays all my jams I stay smiling..... . Respect!
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scotchirish7 5
BOMB!!!
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One of the greatest
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Much peace
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Still that s**t!!
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Quik n**ga one not to fucc wit puts out hits for the tru folk can't fucc his beats are one of a kind got rips damus bumping up and down from 90 to now
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DJ Quik isn't respected Enough anymore
Everyone I talk to think Quik is Gay but I think Quik is Dope
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DJ Quik TALKBOX
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This is the s**t..old skoo ..my time
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One of the best on the west kost.my n**ga.all dat s**t bangn POPDOGG..
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Cpt
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Real Compton
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Guerra loka I seen you today gimmie dem skins
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Quik is da name...
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If only he could make another album..
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STARCHILD HERE!!!
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Wake up to some old school
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DJ Quick , He's still one of the best from the west ....Keeping it real for all of us...
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RIP
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NOONE CAN TALK S**T LIKE MR.QUICK.... H E AINT FUCKEN WITH PUNK ASSES....CAL I ALL THE WAY BABY REPRESENTING !
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DJ QUICK ALWAYS BEEN A PLAYER
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DJ Quik is my American idol!!! Roger Triutman spirit is all I've that cat!!!! The most talented of them all!!!!!!! Not taking anything from Timbaland, Pharrell, Dre, or anybody else. dj Quik is a bad mother flicker!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
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I �� U QUIK
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Kiss your hand 10 times
Say your crushes name
Post this on 10 different songs
Look at your hand
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Love you DJ Quick ����
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I wanna know how much money he made off of Shaquille O'Neil for producing his album. Lol, shaq got big everything including wallet. I would've taken the money too.
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If it don't make dollaz it don't make sense
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