The Legendary DJ Quik has shown protest to the music industry and demands credits for his work with artists from Tupac to Kendrick Lamar to 50 Cent.
The producer says the business will no longer take him as “the music industry underdog,” and wants to be respected for the hit maker he is.
The breaking point was the iconic producer receiving a hundred-dollar royalty check from Death Row Records. Quik took to Instagram Live to vent to the public about his frustrations with the industry.
“I’m not so happy,” begins Quik, holding up his Death Row royalty check. “I’m real offended by this Death Row check, and this amount. As much work as I did for these sons of bitches, I feel the respect factor is crazy. There is none. So to show you how much your money means to me, Mr. Death Row records.” He proceeds to toss the check onto the barbecue, and it doesn’t take long before the paper begins to burn.
“All the 2Pac shit I did,” he continues. “I helped with the Dogg Pound record. Devil, you are a bitch. I want my real money and I want my credits for everything that I did in this industry. All the songs, including ‘Hot In Here’ by Nelly and Pharrell , for being ‘Get Nekkid.’ I want my credit from Kendrick Lamar. “And this is no disrespect to Kendrick Lamar, I love TDE, you guys are awesome. But the fact ya’ll left my credit off ‘King Kunta’ was crazy.”