A West Coast legend and a hip-hop pioneer, DJ Quik is demanding his rightfully deserved respect and he’s speaking out to finally be heard.
There is no denying Quik’s hand in some of the most iconic music moments in hip-hop history, with production ties to the late legend 2 Pac, to his own catalog of hits, the super-producer and artist took to social media to completely air out his grievances with his former Death Row Records label. Quik claims the once dominating rap label owes him a lot more money, and credit, than they have offered to dish out.
While on a live video, Quik stood in front of a barbecue grill, showing off a royalty check, that’s seemingly looks to amount out to nearly $200, and taking a lighter to the check, while he burned the entire thing. Quik claims he’s owed royalties for songs put out by Nelly, 50 Cent, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and many more.
In the video, Quik angrily states, “I want all my credits. “I’m starting to get to a point to where I’m impatient and I feel disrespected.” He continues, “I’m not going to be the underdog of this music industry anymore. I am to be respected as a king and a lord, that I am. A God, when it comes to production.”
Check out the full clip below!
Quik burning his Death Row royalty check and demanding his credit for:
Nelly – Hot in Herre
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
R. Kelly – Home Alone
2Pac – All Eyez on Me
50 Cent – In Da Club + If I Can’t pic.twitter.com/v2Gc20tsat
— max (@dubmaxx) April 30, 2021