DJ Quik Reveals Label Plans, Wants To Return To Top 40 Radio

The West Coast veteran speaks on signing Griff Reynolds and Suga Free to his Mad Science Recordings shingle.

Fresh off of releasing his critically acclaimed Book of David, DJ Quik is focusing on developing artists on his label Mad Science Recordings. Speaking with The FADER, he explained that he wants to move into a more mainstream lane and develop his new artist Griff Reynolds for Top 40 audiences.

“Realistically, I’m looking at my new artist, I’m about to sign this kid from... I actually already signed him, Griff Reynolds,” he said. “Talented. Want to do a record on him - conventional, none of this avant-garde shit. Something where he can go in the mainstream and have fun, be on the radio. Top 40. I’m going back to Top 40 as well, that’s what I plan to do.”

He also explained that Pomona, California’s Suga Free is joining the team and that he plans to expand his reach.

“I’m signing one of my old friends who I helped get into the game, Suga Free. Even though he’s kind of regional, he’s still people, he still has his fan base and they like him in certain circles. So I want to do another record on him, get him out there on tour. And pretty much eat off of this game that we helped to build.”

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  • shad

    dj quik has always been a lame. and he's been a sellout. dj quik will never be on top 40 again. dj quik's last album was a piece of shit. nobody wants to hear dj quik rap in 2011, some people still wanna hear his beats. quiks ego always been bigger than his name. he always blames everyone else for his problems, when he's made shitty music and shitty decisions his entire career. i know some of y'all think quik is a top 5 producer, but he doesn't have the classic records a great has. and all his classics are from 15 plus years ago. he's done.

    • ques

      Tonight Born and raised in Compton BombBud Fandango - 2009 Full Moon- Brandy Jay z - the black album ( justify my thug ) put it on me feat . Dr dre Pitch in on a Party Just like Compton Safe and Sound all the were hits from Dj Quick from - 1988 - 2010

    • B. Emerson 909

      GTFOH, Quik is a fuckin legend.



  • khordkutta

    "I exercise one muscle, thats my strap fanga"


    The artists name is GIFT Reynolds

  • pico presi

    Quik's a boss man. Been to 3 live shows at key club, always fun times. Quik is quinnessential LA swag. I just wish he would stop complainin so much about his past and so forth. Move on quik, you too talented for the hatrz man!

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