DJ Quik Breaks Down the History of the West Coast Rap Sound, Talks about the Making of Classics Like "You’Z a Ganxta," and Gives Flowers to Legends Easy-E and Tupac
In this important episode of The People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with hip-hop legend DJ Quik for a much-anticipated career retrospective.
Quik breaks down the West Coast sound, and how he learned the importance of pushing himself while working with Teddy Riley. He describes growing up in Compton, and the fact that his focus on music allowed him to avoid gang life as a youngster. Quik also goes deep on his collaborations—giving flowers to and speaking on the importance of the late Eazy-E and Tupac. Plus, he recounts some of his work with Suga Free, Raphael Saadiq, and of course Talib Kweli.
This episode is truly legendary, and will take you places you wouldn’t expect. Talib, Jasmin, and Quik will have you locked in. Enjoy!