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DJ Quik & Kurupt – “The Demon’s Carol”

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There are a lot of reasons why I want to dislike DJ Quik & Kurupt's new single "The Demon's Carol.

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4.26 The Cooler

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Katherine Monsalve DJ Quik Tells All The Stories Behind His Classic Records [Complex] Wes Welker, Gisele Bündchen Are All Good [LBSports] Beyond Pot Brownies: The New Cannabis Cuisine [Time] 26 Comedians Who Are Smarter Than You [HuffPost] Thurz: The L.

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Can’t Be Faded: 40 Forgotten Nate Dogg Features

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Graphic: Dimplez Almost a year ago, the Hip-Hop community was stunned to hear about the passing of Nate Dogg.

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PoV: Freddie Gibbs, DJ Quik, Warren G & Young Jeezy In The Lab

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Very rarely do we post behind the scenes pics, or anything without a proper polish.

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Crank Some Unlikely Collaborations With Pitchfork’s Selector Mixtape

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Between the clips of Quik rapping alongside Loyal Divide and Danny Brown littering Joker's bass with foul-mouthed ease, you've already seen we've posted a few slices of Pitchfork's Selector series.

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DJ Quik – “Heavy Mr. Big Stuff” (Heavy D Tribute)

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After Busta took the cover-all approach in honoring the late Heavy D, The Quiksta narrows in more specifically to game us young bloods on the reasons Waterbed Hev's legacy will live on past his physical form.

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Kurupt Feat. DJ Quik – “Take It Off”

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When DJ Quik and Kurupt dropped their BlaQKout album back in 2009, there were quite a few diehard fans who felt the much-anticipated project lacked the gusto expected from the two Westcoast vets.

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The Week That Was: The We’re Still Here Edition

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Photo: eiknarf -- The world seems to be in working order, but we still want those questions answered.

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“So Compton” – Review Of DJ Quik’s The Book Of David

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Everybody has a story but not everyone has the credentials and experience to make theirs a compelling story. DJ Quik is equipped with both after living out moments most rappers only theorize about for artistry and promotional gain. His early beginnings, illustrated through albums Quik Is the Name and Way 2 Fonky, shed light on a South Central youth, hardened by his environment but much too talented to go the way of the predictable gangster rapper. Eventually, his musical genius would go on to expand its wings to a much greater scope on future releases in Rhythm-al-ism and Under Tha Influence, not to mention assisting music greats like 2Pac, Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z with the broadening of their horizons. Nearly six years have gone by without so much as an inkblot on the solo quill of the David Blake, an artist who has been certified platinum, gold and everything in between, but the hiatus has merely served the greater good for the accumulating of his life's scriptures. The Book Of David validates Quik's record at eight albums deep and speaks loud and clear for his ability of constructing complete projects where the entertainment value maintains its consistency. Quik's audiobook isn't exactly a narrative in the general sense, as it employs a great deal of vibrant party records to carve out the milieu. The few times he writes in between the chapter's lines however, are well worth the price of admission. Giving a slick refinement to the the term "sibling rivalry" is how a "Ghetto Rendezvous" plays out in The Book Of David. Festered with anger after years of dealing with his sister's disgraceful behavior, the ever slick-tongued Quik lets loose some frustration with lines of revelation: "you stole a car and a bike from me/looking back, I was the caretaker of a dummy/and the husband of yours, you dumb witch/was still a husband of hers, you stupid bitch..." A lone moment of crassness isn't rattling enough to derail the festivities and Quik keeps his wheels in forward motion with cocksure rhymes and rhythms that competition should envy. "Killer Dope" is royal coronation, replete with a herald trumpet and sparse snare drumming up a purist's celebration. Equally as stimulating, but completely different in its musical form, is "Fire and Brimstone," the prima facie evidence that hints Quik still ranks as a conductor amongst "beatmakers" and "soundmen." Another triumph in the indexes of David's book is the recruitment of characters not in the public eye at the moment, but employed for their ability to elevate their respective tracks. 90s superstars/00s vagabonds, Jon B. and Bizzy Bone, share multiple appearances to give the album sporadic boosts of adrenaline as heard on "Babylon" and the ridiculously addictive "Hydromatic" (which also features newcomer Gift Reynolds, who scores on the feel-good single "Luv Of My Life").

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DJ Quik x LA Leakers – The Audio Biography Of David Mixtape

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A good preparatory project allows the main event to built up with anticipation and promise. If you're a DJ Q-U-I-K fan and have been patiently waiting hand and foot of the release of his eight LP, The Book Of David, the LA Leakers have compiled something great to serve as a precursor.

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3.28 The Cooler

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Alba Zapata Amber Rose To Cover KING? [Team Yee] Elizabeth Taylor’s Last Tweet Unfortunately Mentions Kim Kardashian [EgoTV] Russell Simmons: ‘Cut Chris Brown Some Slack Like Those Disney Kids Get’ [The Superficial] 100 Of The Most Ridiculous Yahoo.

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3.7 The Cooler

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Emaly Lugo Lupe Fiasco's Dad Loaned Samurai Mike His Armor [NBC Chicago] Straight Stuntin #16 Preview [Spizzy] MTV Bans Kanye West “Monster” Video [Rap Radar] Jon Stewart Says BYU’s Brandon Davies Doesn’t Exist [TUD] MS-13 Gangster's Post-Murder Cry: "The Beast Has Eaten" [Gothamist] Phil Collins Apologizes [...].

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The Many Facets Of David Blake

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Unlike a lot of rappers, DJ Quik's music has always mimicked his mood.


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