DJ Quik Announces New Album
P-Fonk's legendary DJ Quik took a radio interview recently and opened up on new album, The Book of David. This will be the first in five years for the West coast super-producer.
Quik also touched on his apparent end to the beef with Suga Free and announced his intentions to jump in on The Konnectid Project 2.
Peep the whole interview after DJ Crystal Ellis spins her set. [51 minutes in.]
Quik drops in on HardKnockTV while he was in France.
Ice Cube & DJ Quik Connect With Nike For TV Ads
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted turned Hollywood shot caller Ice Cube has traded in his Chuck Taylors and entered into a new partnership with Nike. In Nike's latest commercial advertising their Nike SB, the commercial uses Ice-Cube's classic hit “Today Was A Good Day” and follows skater Paul “P-Rod” Rodriguez as he makes his way throughout L.A. on his four-wheel board. The video ends with Cube rolling over Rodriguez's board in his low-rider and leaving “P-Rod” walking and wondering if it really was a good day.
Nike has also enlisted the services of Compton veteran MC and producer DJ Quik who will be appearing in Nike's “Hyperize” commercial with NBA ballers Rashard Lewis, Mo Williams, Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala. The commercial will feature the ballers and Quik in throwback Hip-Hop attire from the 90's and 80's.
DJ Quik and Kurupt's collaborative album BlaQKout also hit stores this month and features the hit singles “Do You Know” and “9X's Outta 10.”
Cube also just signed a deal that will bring his hit movie franchise “Are We There Yet” to the small screen which will air on TBS. The television version will star Terry Crews as the character “Nick,” made famous by Cube, who will have a reoccurring cameo in the show.
DJ Quik & Kurupt: For The Funk Of It
by Joseph Poakwa
DJ Quik, arguably The West Coast's best producer connects with Kurupt The Kingpin to create a lyrical and sonic explosion...
2009 has been a year full of ups and downs so far. With the passing of Michael Jackson, the world has realized how fragile the music industry really is. There aren't many people that can enter the fraternity of music and produce works with the ability to stand the test of time. Each year sees the entrance and exit of a new artist; however with every exit we are reminded of those select few artists who have been able to produce hit after hit, leaving them with a career full of longevity. Kurupt and DJ Quik are an example of what happens when an artist creates rather than imitates.
For their uniqueness and ability to create music that not only defined a neighborhood, but an era, Quik and Kurupt continue to be West Coast staples and Hip Hop Legends. With their combined effort Blaqkout in the streets blowing out speakers, Hip-Hop Wired sat down with the west coast kings to speak on their longevity, Death Row records, and the untimely passing of Michael Jackson. [Click here for more]
Throwback: "Safe & Sound" by DJ Quik
Crease your khakis and button up your Pendelton shirt, it's P-Fonk Piru, Quik from his '95 album Safe & Sound. Peep the P-Fonk.
Video: "Hand In Hand" - DJ Quik
From a collaboration that has produced some of the smoothest west coast sounds, a typical flashy 90's hip-hop video. DJ Quik and El DeBarge with the homeboy 2nd II None. "Hand In Hand" is from the 1999 album, Rhythm-al-ism. Peep the P-fonk!
Shout out to Cliff Skighwalker.
(Skighwalker notes that model/actress Nadine Velazquez and Shannyn Sossamon made early career appearances in this video.)