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Friday, January 24, 2014

DJ Quik's Still Untouchable After All These Years

Posted by on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

(Crocodile) Compton rapper/producer legend DJ Quik’s debut, Quik Is the Name, came out in 1991—a full 20 years before his most recent full-length, The Book of David—but the quality of his output has barely (if at all) faltered in that time span. He’s still producing all of his own classic Way-2-Fonky West Coast beats and still running circles around suckers with his effortless flow and rapid-fire, smooth-yet-sharp rhyme patterns. Quik’s refusal to let his game slip has rewarded him the kind of career longevity that very few rap veterans get to enjoy. Expect his live set to include nothing but hits and very few signs of aging. Local standouts Raz Simone and Gifted Gab are able and worthy openers worth showing up early for. With DJ Swervewon.

 

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