Compton, California producer/rapper DJ Quik has been a force in hip-hop since the late 1980s, carving out a creative path that put him at or near the top of all lists when talking about the greatest music producers.
With classic solo albums to his name such as Quik Is The Name (1990), Way 2 Fonky (1992), and Rhythm-al-ism (1998), Quik has solidified himself as one of the grand architects of West Coast hip-hop. Having also provided the sonic backdrops for several artists’ classics like 2Pac, Suga Free, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Tony! Toni! Toné!, The Luniz, and many more, Quik has done more in music than most people could ever dream of.
Earlier this week (March 15) the Los Angeles Times sat down for a feature interview with DJ Quik, amidst a personal party with friends celebrating his mother, Delma Armstrong, who passed away in 2016. During the candid interview, Quik discusses making his 1990 debut album Quik Is the Name, 98’s funky Rhythm-al-ism, putting records together like “Do I Love Her” with long-time collaborator Suga Free (who also joins in on the interview), and Quik also reveals the name of his upcoming entitled David vs. Goliath.
Check out the L.A. Times interview with DJ Quik here.