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  • Updated Jun 7

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    This is not a drill, DJ Quik is back with the follow-up to Rosecranz “CHUPCABRA”

    Look at this feature list , omg Suga Free is back reunited with QUiK for a track 😳

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    source da real hip hop site -

    In hip-hop, DJ Quik and JasonMartin have established themselves as one of the best duos on the scene. Quik, a legendary rapper and producer with almost four decades of success, and JasonMartin, a revered MC and acclaimed songwriter, have displayed an organic chemistry since they first forged their partnership. For over a decade, the Compton natives have garnered a cult-like following for their knocking beats and hardcore rhymes.

    In 2017, they released their first project, Rosecrans: The Album, a well-received LP with innovative music that is unapologetically West Coast in its sound and lyricism.

    Seven years later, they return with their highly-anticipated album Chupacabra, just in time for the summer.

    Quik and JasonMarin spoke to BET.com about how they first met and the chemistry they cultivated over the years.

    “We met in 2008 when we both were working on Snoop Dogg’s Ego Trip album. That was my first writing gig and Quik came in to mix the project. With us both being from Compton, we linked up and kept working throughout the years, JasonMartin said. “On our first project Rosecans, we did it on a whim and people really liked it.”

    He also shared how he’s still in awe that he gets to work with Quik, one of his idols growing up.

    “I still don’t believe it, as I’m sitting with Quik. I feel blessed for this opportunity to coexist with one of my heroes,” he explained. “It’s nothing like it. The fact that I get to work with the people who inspired me to become who I am is all I need.”

    Interestingly, after all of Quik’s groundbreaking career, he was very close to retiring from the music industry.

    “When you think about it, I’ve been pounding the pavement for over 30 years. I started to see things change and something was pulling my passion in another direction. It was almost like I got tired of doing music,” Quik said. “You would think I wouldn’t but it just got boring to me. I started looking at my equipment one day, and I was like, “Man, I hate doing beats. It’s a million motherf**kers doing beats. What I’m doing a beat for?”

    Eventually, he purchased a new home and “packed his equipment in f**king garage.”

    But his love of music pulled him back after hearing some of JasonMartin’s ideas. They worked for 45 days straight to complete the album, which he said didn’t feel like work.

    “I started to jump on the drum machine and the synthesizer here and there. He brought in a dope musician named Dominic Sanders who reminded me of myself when we were doing this sh*t real tough on Profile Records back in the day,” Quik recalled.

    Quik also noted that when he got back into making music, other opportunities began to come his way such as TV and film scores, and he was asked to mix Wiz Khalifa’s new album.

    “I went from, “F**k this sh*t” to getting a record deal in my retirement. I need to retire more often,” Quik laughed.

    One of the tracks from Chupacabra, which will be released on June 7, is “Eazy Call,” which features The Game and Big Hit, the father of super producer Hit-Boy. The song’s style and flow are an ode to the late rap legend Eazy E. and sample “Heartz of Men,” which Quik produced for Tupac Shakur on his classic All Eyez On Me album. It’s a certified West Coast banger.

    “That was one of the first records we did. After we listened to it for a few days, Quik was like, “I know how I’m a rap on it.” I actually have the video of him recording it and it was just special to watch because we talk about Eazy E a lot. It was dope and moment,” JasonMartin recalled. “Game came over and heard it and hopped on it. And I’m just a huge fan of Hit-Boy and Big-Hit’s story.”

    “Heartz of Men” was one of my favorite tracks that I produced, but it’s not often mentioned as one of the top ones on All Eyez On Me. I’m okay with that. So I started sampling my own records,” Quik added.

    “Workout” with Lil Jon and Rodney O, is another heater and is currently featured on ESPN’s coverage of the NBA playoffs. JasonMartin spoke about how they came up with the song and how it landed on the biggest sports platform.

    “Rodney O is Quik’s business partner and he’s been there since the beginning of this process,” JasonMartin said. “I have a good friend who’s a producer on NBA Countdown at ESPN and I send my friends music I’m working on. He reached and said, ‘Yo, this “Workout” is crazy! Then, they used it.”

    “As far as Lil Jon. I was thinking about who could turn this sh*t up to the next level and nobody turns it up like him. He hits me randomly like, “Yo, I’m about to send you over something, but Usher is rushing me.” A week later, he pops up at the Super Bowl. For him to take time out of his schedule when he’s doing the biggest show of his life, lets me know about the synergy of our movement and how people will do anything for Quik.”

    Above all, Quik and JasonMartin want to be true to the vision they are executing. Instead of chasing the latest music trends, they are committed to making music that they love and enjoy.

  • west coast unstoppable this year

  • May 23
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    been waiting on this one. everything they released so far been good.

  • erm what the sigma

  • Eazy Call w/ The Game & Big Hit

    Two Hi w/ Channel Tres, Free Nationals & George Clinton

  • May 31
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    itsYoungAR

    been waiting on this one. everything they released so far been good.

    @BrainWorms4U @user_offlineforeve

    sounds so funky & lush 😎

  • Another west coast gem dropping soon!

  • AudioConsulting
    !https://youtu.be/rKpk6Y2AWl8?si=CvFzLpwpZMBwCBJL

    @BrainWorms4U @user_offlineforeve

    sounds so funky & lush 😎

    will listen to it this weekend thanks for sharing

  • AudioConsulting
    !https://youtu.be/rKpk6Y2AWl8?si=CvFzLpwpZMBwCBJL

    @BrainWorms4U @user_offlineforeve

    sounds so funky & lush 😎

    Hardddd

  • Jun 2
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    @Titan13 @itsYoungAR

    problem said Back on Figg pod that he has a project with Warren G & a project with terrace martin plus a solo project all completed.

    and they recorded 40 tracks for the chupa. So their options are crazy for a follow up.

    That’s crazy about having 3 legendary producers like that at the liberty for entire projects

    “whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat”

    But that’s because Problem never locked into a major label deal

    😎

  • AudioConsulting

    @Titan13 @itsYoungAR

    problem said Back on Figg pod that he has a project with Warren G & a project with terrace martin plus a solo project all completed.

    and they recorded 40 tracks for the chupa. So their options are crazy for a follow up.

    That’s crazy about having 3 legendary producers like that at the liberty for entire projects

    “whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat”

    But that’s because Problem never locked into a major label deal

    😎

    nice he’s always worked with terrace since he first came in but warren g should be a interesting combo. i would like to see where he would take his style with him behind the boards for a whole project.

  • AudioConsulting

    @Titan13 @itsYoungAR

    problem said Back on Figg pod that he has a project with Warren G & a project with terrace martin plus a solo project all completed.

    and they recorded 40 tracks for the chupa. So their options are crazy for a follow up.

    That’s crazy about having 3 legendary producers like that at the liberty for entire projects

    “whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat”

    But that’s because Problem never locked into a major label deal

    😎

    Wow I really hope we get that Problem x Warren G project

  • AudioConsulting
    !https://youtu.be/rKpk6Y2AWl8?si=CvFzLpwpZMBwCBJL

    @BrainWorms4U @user_offlineforeve

    sounds so funky & lush 😎

    CANTWAIT

  • this s*** bouta be bonkers..

  • Hype. Crazy year. Dre coming back this summer with marsha and em dropping too. Snoop too ?

  • new radio appearance

    problem talks about chupa lp around 40 minutes in

    He says it didn’t start out as a project, he just sat around quik listening to him and brought his gear. And as Quik stopped ranting about “ man, no one is making money in music anymore “

    problem just would turn a beat on and then quik would calm down and listen. safter day that’s how the project was made

    And at the end - they had 43 completed songs

    the concept of the record is ill - it’s meant to show the unification of compton including past present future

    that’s why a lot of these names are chosen - it’s deliberately making the og’s see Thundercat & Channel Tres

    it’s also meant as a reintroduction to Quik because he has a 7 year absence with no project released.

    The first half of Bootleg Kev appearance is about kendrick x drake battle, Problem’s top 5 albums in hip hop, and talk about TDE & Death Row

    the other thing that’s interesting - the cassette Chupa version will sound different than the dsp version. i think the vinyl might have that rule as well

    Quik couldn’t be there because he has a cold and he has to get well for his canadian tour this summer 😎

  • proper 🔩
    Jun 7
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    put dom kennedy in the title

  • Jun 7
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    the other crazy thing I learned from a different interview is

    problem is like the ovo40 of compton in producing engineering recording - everyone was coming over his house to learn recording , he was the teacher. That’s why Kendrick was able to increase his sound recording quality swiftly. He was paying attention before the stardom.

    Because Problem would have the two pc monitors back then when nobody had them & he would walk through everyone coming over to his house

    So now i think we all can understand why Jason is able to keep up with Quik

    He really does lock in with the past present and future of the west. After hearing that history “ okay he really went the extra effort in terms of his education in recording. But he also knew his neighborhood had to be ahead of everybody too

    😎

  • Jun 7
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    proper

    put dom kennedy in the title

    i added it just now.

  • proper 🔩
    Jun 7
    AudioConsulting

    i added it just now.

  • another interview

    again quik is ill recovering & getting ready for his canadian tour

    this one is mostly about quik’s history and impact it had on problem

    he explained the gloves - this isa tribute to eazy e & the style he used for ruthless nwa era 😎

  • Less than a week to go. Maybe problem can talk Quik and debarge into doing a project. 😎