DJ Quik Talks Prison Sentence, Compton Upbringing

Quik talks to LA Weekly about his 2006 prison sentence and his Compton upbringing.

Earlier this year, DJ Quik returned to music after a six-year absence with his latest album The Book of David. Now, in a recent interview with LA Weekly, the Compton legend opens up about his musical reemergence and emotional trials over the last few years.

Quik discussed his five-month prison sentence he served in 2006 for assault. He explained that he ended up in the bing after he allegedly pistol whipped his sister after she threatened to kidnap his children and extort $2 million from him. He also explained what it was like to do time and prison and dealing with other inmates.

“I snapped and blacked out,” he explained. “My schizophrenic sisterhad convinced her sons to extort $2 million from me or they were going to kidnap and kill my children. I love my kids. It went too far.”

He later added, “I waited for them to fuck with me [in prison], but they never followed up. I’m not a badass, but I ain’t gonna take shit from anyone. How am I going to let someone take my manhood?”

Quik’s prison sentence gave him time to reflect on his upbringing in Compton and the years he spent as a member of the Bloods. He said his sentence gave him a better perspective on his life and prompted him to pen an autobiography.

“After a few days, I realized that I’d been subjugat[ed] to horrible things that happened since childhood,” he noted. “Every memory was a different trauma. I wondered how I survived…you can’t comem through Compton and not know where the bones are buried.”

The full interview can be read here.

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10 Comments

  • mgruppe.com

    DJ QUIK HAD A BAD TIME IN LIFE EVEN IF MOST PEOPLE THINK IT´S ALL PARTY AND BULLSHIT! "PISTOLWHIPPIN" YOUR SISTER THREATENING TO KILL YOUR KIDS IS SOME SAD SHIT AND I DONT THINK IT WAS FOR PLEASURE! IF DUDE HAD A CHANCE IN JAIL TO GET BACK ON TRACK AND LEARN MORE ABOUT HIMSELF - WHY NOT? FAMILY STORIES WORLDWIDE ARE MEAN - THERE IS NO THING LIKE "BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER"-BULLSHIT!

  • Anonymous

    that nigga quik shoulda got fucked in the ass he probably did... bitch ass lookin nigga aint shit

  • Guest

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  • kennyken

    the album was experimental, i think. he tried to step out of his "box" he is expected to be in and create something different....lyrics were fucking dope but i say the beats weren't as crisp as he could've been...and i honestly think he didn't intend them to be that way this time. but i'll buy quik's shit man, shit's been really good especially these last 2 albums sound more mature and better subject matter

  • Ben B

    I grew up bumpin quick dope beats good lyrics worked with the greats. But now I say fuck quick I will never bump,buy or respect that nigga, coming to Tucson and disrespecting us, he's lucky we let him leave. Ima pirate all his shit new and old, then ima sell em. LOL

    • shane

      Dj Quick?...Ben the bitch?...Queer?...well then its unanimous, tucson's a town full of baby back bitches and he got to leave cuz your towns soft.

    • You Kwee-ur

      Arizona...bunch of racist faggots who live there. Where the racist whites and white washed racist mexicans run shit...fuck Tuscon bitch and all of Arizona too. Fuckers are soft as hell

    • Ben B Da Bitch

      nigga shut the fuck up. talkin about "he's lucky we let him leave." u live in a pussy ass college town. Tuscon niggas is soft as hell

  • daddy

    "you can’t comem through Compton", "“My schizophrenic sisterhad convinced"

  • MCEIHTCOMPTONSMOST8

    he beat up his sister ? his new album wasnt that good

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