ReignCity & Neumos Present
Thursday Apr 19
8:00PM | 21+ | $20
- Dyme Def
- Fatal Lucciauno
- DJ 100Proof
For 20 years, DJ Quik has crafted a sound that has consistently defined West Coast Hip-Hop. The Compton, California native has honed his music to where he unquestionable stands as one of the genres most talented artists. What began in 1991 with his Platinum debut, Quik Is The Name, has developed into a storied and inspirational career.
Quik’s aforementioned debut was propelled by two notable recordings. These were the rambunctious “Tonite” and unabashed “Born and Raised in Compton.” Both charted inside the Top 20 R&B singles chart, while the album itself landed in Billboard’s Top Ten and subsequently sold over a million copies. It was similarly successful with critics, with The Source lauding the release as one of the 100 Greatest in Hip-Hop’s History.
Proving himself as prolific as he is capable, Quik went on to release three more acclaimed albums with his original record label: Way 2 Fonky in 1992, Safe & Sound in 1995, and Rhythm-al-ism in 1998. The latter’s rich, live instrumentation and scarce utilization of samples made it an undeniable classic.
2000 brought a new label (Arista) and a new album in Balance & Options. This release provided an expertly updated version of his funky trademark sound. Following this project, a wizened Quik embraced his inner executive and independently released 2002’s Under Tha Influence and 2005’s Trauma.
Quik released his eighth solo album last year entitled The Book Of David.