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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) as well as rapper. 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.

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. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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Track List: Quik's Groove 9 (Radio Single)

Comments

Class of 91' in the house ,YEAH DAT
DJ Quik and G 1 is the s**t!!!!!!
That's right bro still banging
love quik he still bangs in my car
@shiltz_chas e you can't put them in the same category Quik is self contained he dose every think him self
He don't got anything on Pac, but he's still cold
Tree top
B-hound King...Mutha f a k a s . . . Q u i k is the name!!...K.c luv. He go. They ain't left....don' t hate.
ksuapaia
DJ Quik is still in my top 5 artists �� "Ladies and gentlemen, boys, girls,& women of the night - welcome to the world of RHYTHMALISM !!!" ��
THIS S**T I LOVE!! IM OLE SCHOOL GREW UP ON ALL QUIK AMG ALL WEST COAST WE STILL BUMPIN THIS IN THE CHI
SAFE AND SOUND is my favorite album of all time
Nothin like the old school. Makes me want to grab an ice cold 40!
:* <3 :*
P1rU
im 17 and i bump this! OG
G Funk!
Still and will always be the s**t.
ana69romeo
West WeSt bby
This N**ga hard
the most under rate rap of all time
DJ QUIK thats my steez
His music brings back memories...
One of my favorite yeyaaa
Still my favorite rapper!!
LOVE !!! HIM!!! ALWAYS!!!
Eazy's 8 ball was better
Dj quik jams u no..safe n sound is a hit u no...going too krush groove concert too see homie perform and other gangsta rappers u no ....WILMAS WEST HARBOR AREA SUR13. ..in the house ;》
I remember when quik came out; even tho we was in a different city and state was good to us to have a blood bangin on records; up until then was all crab azz cheese toast rappers-
Funky...beat s funky tracks...i luv mr.Quick ;-)
400blk we$t $Pruce $t. Bompton t.t.p.
Bee up
Quick is a LEGEND.
Nothing but the best !! AOCR
Ill bump dj quick first before any other dj anyday!!!!
msbutter2011
F**k all u haters thats what yaw do the best.any old dont a f**k yaw thats my relative feom bompton and im from the macnificent bity of l.a. blood so u figure it out.im out u haters
davis_edward 0 2
s**t��
F**k wilmas west!!! BIG HARBOR CITY 255St
Where da house party at?
"when u reveal it, ima make u feel it" XD nawce
That real compccton 120 s**t cuzz
Bompton Shidd ��
Mo p**sy(;
D.j.quick .is the s**t!!!
If it don't sence it don't $$$/true story.


Safe+Sound!! ! If it don't make dollaz, then IT DON'T MAKE SENSE...
Quik is the "Hound King", crown him!!!...Ple e e e z z z z & T h a n k Yooooou.K.C luv.
DJ QUIK JAMS U NO....WILMAS WEST ..HARBOR AREA ..SUR13
Gta V baby!!
Qwik a piiiiimp b**ches
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