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Dj Quik

David Marvin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DJ Quik, is an American rapper, actor, and record producer.


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2023-12-09 h: 19:30
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, US

The Controversial Brilliance of DJ Quik: Unpacking His Legacy

Any follower of hip hop music knows who DJ Quik is. Lyricist, producer, and rapper – the West Coast’s ‘Quikstah’ has been creating timeless classics since his debut album in 1991. Over the years he has developed a cult-classic reputation among hip hop fans due to his genre mixing ability and slow-paced rap flow. However not all of Dj Quik’s material has made it into mainstream media with some accusations being spread about potential booking difficulties for live concerts around the country as well as some questionable marketing choices over recent releases. Regardless, Quik has endured this criticism throughout time and provided listeners with an excellent catalog of work which many claim will stand the test of time – let us take a look at both what critics have labelled him on one hand to why everyone loves him on another hand.

If you’re a fan of hip hop music, DJ Quik needs no introduction. As an artist, producer and rapper, he’s been a mainstay of the West Coast scene since his debut album in 1991. But while Quik’s fans may consider him a legend, others have accused him of everything from being difficult to work with, to making questionable marketing choices. So which is it? Is Quik a brilliant maverick, or a controversial figure who has fallen from grace? In this post, we’ll explore the two sides of this enigmatic artist and see why he can never be ignored.

From the very beginning, DJ Quik was making waves with his unique mix of funk, soul and rap. He had a slow-paced, laid-back style that contrasted with the fast rhyming of many of his peers. Quik’s debut album Quik is the Name was a revelation, critically acclaimed and commercially successful. He continued to release albums throughout the 90s, including Safe + Sound and Rhythm-al-ism, each one showcasing his ability to blend different genres seamlessly.

However, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Quik. Some critics have accused him of letting his ego get in the way, making him difficult to work with at times. Others have said that his decision to self-release his music has limited his exposure outside of his core fanbase. Nevertheless, Quik has remained popular and relevant in the hip hop scene, continuing to produce music that is both innovative and thought-provoking.

Despite any setbacks, DJ Quik has continued to influence hip hop artists of all stripes. From his production work with Snoop Dogg and Whitney Houston to his collaborations with fellow icons, Quik has left his mark on the industry. He’s produced songs for Tupac and Jay-Z, and has even worked with jazz legend Mocean Worker. His music has been sampled by artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Dom Kennedy, proving that his legacy continues to live on with new generations of hip hop fans.

But it’s not just his music that makes DJ Quik stand out. He’s been an outspoken advocate for social justice, often speaking out on issues like police brutality and racism. He’s also been a mentor to other artists, encouraging them to stay true to their own style and creativity. As he once said, “I'm not trying to give you the key to the castle. I want to give you the tools to build your own castle.”

So what is it about DJ Quik that makes him so special? Is it his genre-bending music? His unflinching honesty? His willingness to take risks? It’s all of these things and more. DJ Quik is a complicated, flawed, and brilliant artist who has left his mark on the hip hop scene for over three decades. He may not always be in the mainstream spotlight, but his influence will always be felt. As we continue to move forward, it’s important to remember that the music we love is more than just beats and rhymes – it’s a reflection of the people, cultures, and struggles that inspire it. DJ Quik’s legacy is a testament to this, reminding us that sometimes the most powerful music comes from the most unexpected places.
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1 - Tonite
2 - Intro
3 - Pet Semetary
4 - Born and Raised in Compton
5 - That N*****r's Crazy
6 - Puffin the Dragon
7 - Back That Shit Up
8 - El's Interlude 2
9 - Sweet Black Pussy
10 - Loked Out Hood
11 - Jus Lyke Compton
12 - Summer Breeze
13 - Quik Is The Name
14 - Killer Dope
15 - Tha Bombudd
16 - Ghetto Rendezvous
17 - Fire And Brimstone
18 - Dedication
19 - Safe + Sound
20 - Speed
21 - Dollaz + Sense
22 - You'z A Ganxta
23 - Pitch In Ona Party
24 - Quik's Groove
25 - Dollars & Sense
26 - Get At Me
27 - We Still Party
28 - Deep
29 - 8 Ball
30 - Somethin' 4 Tha Mood
31 - Put It On Me
32 - Pitch In On A Party
33 - Fandango
34 - Bombudd Ii
35 - I Got That Feelin'
36 - Way 2 Fonky
37 - Diggin' U Out
38 - Tear It Off
39 - Skanless
40 - Trouble
41 - Let You Havit
42 - Itz Your Fantasy
43 - Quik's Groove Iii
44 - Can I Eat It?
45 - Tha Ho In You
46 - Hand In Hand
47 - Intro For Roger
48 - Sucka Free


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