The Book of Davidhttp is the upcoming eighth studio album by American rapper and producer DJ Quik. The album is scheduled to be released on April 20, 2011.http
During an interview with Chuey Martinez for KIIS-FM in April 2010, DJ Quik had confirmed that he's done recording the album he's just waiting for the samples to clear also in the interview he stated I figure how to come back to music I've done every Breakbeat every Drum pattern that you can possible do and all the while i feel like i got away from the music that made me want to get into the industry from people like Prince, The Time, The Force M.D.s you know some of these 80's hip hop kind of records and even Michael Jackson used the Roland TR-808 drum machine so i kind of got back into raw drum machines going back the old drums cause they all got character, so this record is kind of an old feel type of record me king of singing like Prince a little like this record i did with Suga Free this is me singing on that record it's just me trying new and fun things that people like me and around me like stating this is the reunion of me and Suga Free after our beef the past few years with many more songs to come also saying he's producing his next upcoming album.http
The snippet of the track Nobody with just Suga Free's verse on it was released on March 17, 2010 and Quik premiered the full and final version of it during a radio interview with KIIS-FM in late April and after the song was premiered DJ Quik was asked what was it like working with Suga Free again and replied "What it was like working with Suga Free again from the time we first started really never changed, just sometimes people can get involved and make things difficult. It's always the side people with their opinions and their habits, they kind of make recording not so fun sometimes. And I'm guilty too cause I had a few people on my side with opinions too, but now we're in the studio and its just us. We're both in the studio and we can both work and write. It's like fluid now. It's real simple".http
Confirmed guests include Ice Cube, Bun B, Jon B., Kurupt, Dwele, Bizzy Bone and Gift Reynolds have been added as confirmed guests, along with the aforementioned Suga Free.httphttp
DJ Quik stated this was one of his quickest, fastest and smartest records he's ever done he stated in an interview that he started recording for the album in November 2009 and finished in February 2010 and he said a big reason for it being done so fast was his Co-writers from David Foreman getting the ideas out real quick and Jon B. helping with some of the greatest R&B hits they help me speed the album up faster being since I've been out of retail for 5 years If you don't come back in with something to offer and with something worth the wait then i would humbly get out of the game and get another gig.http
DJ Quik also stated he had recorded tracks with artists such as Bizzy Bone, WC, Bun B, Ice Cube, Jon B., Dwele and Suga Free he also stated the album is finished and ready to be released there's just a few samples that need to be cleared.http
"Luv of My Life" featuring Gift Reynolds is the first official lead single from the album.http The song was premiered on Power 106 LA on February 1, 2011.http The song was released to iTunes on March 8, 2011.http It was already garnering heavy spins from top regional radio stations, including Los Angeles’ Power 106, San Francisco’s KMEL, Seattle’s KUBE, Phoenix’s KKFR and more. The song has been getting great reviews saying that his skills are just as precise now as they were two decades ago, Quik's music remains relevant and essential. “The Book of David” is yet another fine addition to the catalogue of an immensely gifted artist.http
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David Martin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DJ Quik, is an MC and record producer. According to Quik himself, his stage name reflects his ability to produce records in short time.http
Blake has written, produced, and remixed music for many artists including Snoop Dogg,http Whitney Houston,http Mariah Carey,http Talib Kweli,http 2nd II None,http Chingy,http Xzibit, Janet Jackson,http Jay-Z,http Ludacris,http Suga Free,http Kurupt,http Truth Hurts,http Jermaine Dupri,http Hi-C,http 8Ball & MJG,http Eazy-E,http Ray J,http Tony! Toni! Tone!,http 2Pac, Jay Rock,http Busta Rhymes,http Nate Dogg,http Bishop Lamont,http Shade Sheist,http Game,http Murs,http E-40,http Knoc-Turn'al,http Erick Sermon,http Luniz,http Adina Howard,http Shaquille O'Neal,http King Tee,http Yung Joc,http TQ,http Deborah Cox,http Twiztid,http Maroon 5,http Danny Boy,http Nick Cannon,http Bone Thugs-N-Harmony,http Ice Cube,http Jon B.http Will Smith and many others.
Life and career
He began selling homemade mixtapes (notably The Red Tape, 1987) after he received a turntable for his 9th grade graduation and then began doing shows DJing around Southern California, many of which ended in rival gang related altercations (Quik was mentored by "Tree Top Piru" gang members). He signed to Profile Records in the summer of 1990, reportedly as the label's first six figure signee.
His debut album, Quik Is the Name, which was released in 1991, was led by the success of two top 20 R&B singles, "Tonite" and "Born and Raised in Compton." The album ended up reaching 10th on the album charts, and being certified Platinum by the RIAA.http None of his successive albums reached the success of his debut, though they have been well received. He later released his second album entitled Way 2 Fonky in 1992. It was certified Gold by October 9. It included the successful singles "Way 2 Fonky" and "Jus Lyke Compton" The album later reached the 24th spot on Chris Rocks' list of the 25 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums Ever. His third album Safe & Sound, released in 1995, made number 14 on the Billboard 200. It included the tracks "Dollaz & Sense" and "Safe & Sound" The tracks "Dollaz & Sense" and "Let You Havit" were diss tracks to Compton rapper and member of the rival Tragniew Park Compton Crips, MC Eiht. The two would make several threats and diss tracks to each other in the mid-1990s. Today, Quik is on good terms with MC Eiht. In 1998 Quik released Rhythm-Al-Ism on Profile records. This record was certified Gold in 1999, and contained the singles "Hand in Hand (featuring 2nd II None and El Debarge) and You'z A Ganxta. This was Quik's most musical album and featured guest appearances by Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, AMG and Suga Free.
He was chiefly inspired by funk and soul artists, such as Roger Troutman (who even taught him the use of the talkbox, which became a trademark for Quik's sound throughout his career) and George Clinton.
Though he is only credited for producing "Heartz of Men" on 2Pac's acclaimed All Eyez on Me (in the credits he used his real name, David Blake, because he was under contract to Profile) he also did additional production and mixed half the album. He also made an uncredited appearance on a song with 2Pac named "Thug Passion". In 2002, he produced Truth Hurts' Top 10 pop hit "Addictive". Quik used an uncleared Hindi sample on the record, and the copyright holders eventually filed a $500 million dollar lawsuit against Truth Hurts' label, Aftermath Entertainment that was amicably resolved by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Quik also produced and appeared on another track on Truth Hurts' debut LP, Truthfully Speaking, entitled I'm Not Really Lookin. Quik also produced the 2Pac song "Late Night" on the 2002 Better Dayz, which was originally done in the mid-1990s featuring AMG instead of the Outlawz.
Quik faced personal and professional tragedy when his close friend and protegé Darryl Cortez Reed was murdered on January 20, 1998. This was compounded by the death of his friend and rapper Mausberg (real name: Johnny Burns, III), subsequently murdered on 4 July 2000.
After the lackluster sales of only 400,000 units of his fifth album, Balance & Options, released in 2000, he was dropped by Arista Records which in 1998 had bought Profile Records. In 2002 he released Under tha Influence under Ark 21 Records which also sold only 200,000 units. In September 2005, DJ Quik released his first independent album on his own new label, Mad Science Recordings. The album is titled Trauma and reflects the turmoil in the producer's 'musical' life over the past few years. In recent years he has worked with a 74 piece orchestra during a collaboration with Marcus Miller while working on the score to the movie "Head of State".
On June 21, 2006, DJ Quik was convicted of assault of his sister and sentenced to five months in prison. The incident occurred in 2003 when he allegedly "pistol-whipped" her for extorting him, according to police reports. DJ Quik was released early in October 2006 and began working on The Fixxers collaboration album (Midnight Life).
In late 2007, DJ Quik and AMG formed the group: The Fixxers. Along with the formation of the duo, he dropped the "DJ" from his name for the upcoming album and rapped as "Quik".
In March 2007 they had signed a single deal with Interscope Records for the release of their album "Midnight Life" and promoted it with "Can You Werk Wit Dat?" However, the album was scrapped due to unauthorized actions by Hudson Melvin Baxter II also known as "Hud", who illegally put it up for sale on the internet in December 2007. The album was then spread across the internet as a bootleg. In February 2008, Quik finished up mixing and producing for Snoop Dogg's new record Ego Trippin. In the process of working with Snoop Dogg, a production group called QDT was formed. It stands for Quik-Dogg-Teddy and consists of DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg and Teddy Riley. A collaboration album with Tha Dogg Pound member, Kurupt, entitled BlaQKout was released June 9, 2009.
Quik is set to release his eighth studio album "The Book of David" in early 2011, which will include appearances by multiple artists including Suga Free who is once again working with Quik.
; Studio albums
* Quik Is the Name (1991)
* Way 2 Fonky (1992)
* Safe + Sound (1995)
* Rhythm-al-ism (1998)
* Balance & Options (2000)
* Under tha Influence (2002)
* Trauma (2005)
* The Book of David (2011)
; Collaboration albums
* Midnight Life (with The Fixxers) (2007)
* BlaQKout (with Kurupt) (2009)
*DJ Quik: Visualism (2003), himself
*Entourage (2005), himself in the episode "The Bat Mitzvah"
*Keeping Up with the Steins (2006), himself
*Everybody Hates Chris (2007), Hilton "Hilly Hill" Reed in the episode "Everybody Hates DJ's
*Malice n Wonderland (2010), Piano player
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