Penthouse Players Clique Speak On DJ Quik, "Paid The Cost" And "Red Tape"

The former Ruthless Records signees talk about why they never made another album with DJ Quik.

Penthouse Players Clique's 1992 album Paid The Cost was one that was rather successful and achieved gold status. Many, even to this day wonder why the duo and legendary West Coast producer DJ Quik had a rocky relationship post the album's release and why PPC never put out another album with Quik.

Recently guests on Prezident Bejda's Murder Master Music Show, the Los Angeles-based duo spoke on DJ Quik and why another PPC album was never made. Recently, comments by Quik suggested that safety was the main reason.

"It hurt my feelings in a way, too many gangsters, killers, and dope dealers were around, but that wasn't the case," Tweed Cadillac said. "Quik lived with us in South Central for years and he was protected. For him to say that, it was kind of discerning to say the least."

Tweed also spoke on DJ Quik's legendary Red Tape and their involvement in the project's creation.

"I helped fund that. It was a strategic move," he said. "We was trying to get money. We bought cassettes and let him distribute that gangbanging shit in Compton to bring some money back to the table for what we was trying to do. I had my hand in that as well. It's a long story, this ain't about Quik, it's about Penthouse. Quik knows the moves he's made, my line has always been open I've had the same number for over 20 years."

Playa Hamm later called in and said that at one point Quik was a member of Penthouse Players Clique.

"D.O.C. and Suge Knight had a label called Funky Enough Records and we were signed together and it was me, Tweed and Quik as PPC, but they didn't really work with us so we stepped off in our own independent direction and when we did that, Quik decided to step off in another direction."

Hear the full interview here.

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11 Comments

  • Prezident Bejda

    Penthouse Players solidified a legacy in the rap game and they made it possible for others to come up. This was a great era in rap and I have nothing but respect for these legends!

    • Rondell

      Hell ya, dat waz sum muda fuckin gangzta shiz, im talkin bout dat jam Smoothe, how much mo Smootha can u b gettin an shiz, no wat i sayin an shit? dat 2 dis day iz one of my jamz, im sayin dat whole album b on hit, but smoothe was just str8 Smoothe, an if any of u yungzstaz out there aint heard it, u gottzsta b checkin it out Word!

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  • Anonymous

    Man that PPC album was fire back in the day. I notice that you have to be a supporting cast member of DJ Quik or nothing if you are signed with him.

  • 614kj

    Man Quik looks 20 and the other two look 47, I know this is years ago. My thing is, they are trying to make it sound like Quik was supposed to let them eat off his work or popularity.

    • Meechy

      Thats how it"s done from the true mother Funkers from the P-E-N-T-H-O-U-S-E Players Clique...So who riding who"s nuts...Quik said that like he was down...That came from the song Black Pu$$y.....Im from the outside looking in...AND Tweed Cadillac & Playa Hamm been the shit....And if Quik was"nt hating,they really would have been way Bigger...now thats REAL TALK.

    • Tweed Cadillac

      The thing is,nobody was trying to bottom feed off no one..let alone jock...That D.J.Quik Dopesak was made by all of us...But he ran to the other side of the fence...Age dont matter in the booth...its like you raise a kid,and he forget where his game came from...Now thats on the real...

    • john mickins

      real talk...

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