Beatz Battalion Releases Video for Kikk It





Kikk It – Beatz Battalion [OFFICIAL VIDEO] Directed by Cleverkisum Films from BEATZ BEATTALION on Vimeo.

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DJ Quik Was Questioned In The Notorious B.I.G. Murder Investigation

DJ Quik Details L.A.P.D.'s Initial Pursuit Of Him In The Notorious B.I.G. Murder Investigation

Exclusive: For the first time, Quik provides his full accounting of what happened when law enforcement initially pursued him for the murder of Biggie Smalls.

Like many skeptical observers of the recent release of F.B.I. files related to the long-mired investigation into the murder of The Notorious B.I.G., one of the initial targets of law enforcement for the crime too believes that the content of those files contain propaganda purposefully contrived for public view, while the feds continue to withhold valuable information from the masses regarding the murder.

“They know who killed that man,” scoffed DJ Quik in response to those files before concluding his recent eye-popping interview with HipHopDX. “You know they picked me up for questioning about that shit before?”

In 1998, at the conclusion of his third verse to “You’z A Ganxta,” Quik briefly referenced the Los Angeles Police Department’s initial suspicions of his involvement in the shooting.

“Just because I was there at that [VIBE] party [with Biggie before the shooting], they tapped my phones, found out my accountant’s number and went and posted up and waited for me at my accountant’s office to pick me up for questioning,” recalled Quik. “And it was only because I owned a ’95 [Chevy] Impala [SS] that was black cherry colored like the one that was used supposedly in the shooting – which was probably black, mine was burgundy, but at night they look identical in color.”

While the L.A.P.D. sought out Quik to question him about his ownership of the same make and model car seen by eyewitnesses speeding away from the scene of the shooting, they never interviewed their then fellow L.A.P.D. officer David Mack. Mack, who also owned an Impala fitting the description of the alleged shooter’s vehicle, is the man onetime lead detective on the case, Russell Poole, has long suspected of arranging the hit on The Notorious B.I.G.

“When they came to my accountant’s [office] to come get me, I ended up calling my lawyer and I told him what was going on,” continued Quik regarding his ordeal as murder suspect. “So he called the Parker Center and arranged for me to go up there and talk to ‘em, instead of them gafflin’ me up and making a scene. So I went down there and told ‘em everything I knew, everything I saw, the whole shit. And after I did that the burden was off. ‘Cause it was rumors in the street that I did that shit. How am I gonna kill Biggie Smalls when I like him? Who does that?!”

Following the murder, one of the immediate reports from a reliable Hip Hop media source, veteran Bay Area-based journalist Davey D, documented the initial speculation that surrounded DJ Quik, noting, “Rumors immediately began to surface. Witnesses claim that Notorious BIG [had] earlier that evening engaged in a heated argument with DJ Quik. The rumors speculating that Quik had something to do with the shooting immediately circulated around the Bay Area.”

His association to then Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight, and both men’s open affiliations to Piru Blood gang sets, further fueled speculation that both were somehow involved in the slaying of Biggie Smalls.

Quik however has long claimed an otherwise innocuous connection to his childhood surroundings, as evidenced on his new album, The Book of David, with the punctuation to one of his “Poppin’” bars: “Party at the St. Regis multipurpose room wit’ a grip, Blood.”

Quik instead decided to share his “Killer Dope” stories of struggle and survival at various points during his new audio diary.

“It would probably be better if I had somebody do a biography instead of me doing an autobiography,” he further explained of the decision to pass on penning his memoir. “Because, when I started writing my book, some of that shit that I had to recall and think about that was made for interesting reading made me cry on the fuckin’ legal pad, real tears. So, I think if that shit made me cry …. Who would do that to human beings? I started thinking about that shit, and I realized that this shit would probably be too much information for anybody. A lot of people would be able to relate. And it’s the same ol’ sad story: grew up in a poorer neighborhood on welfare and joined a gang because I got tired of being bullied. But, some of that shit was just plain fuckin’ strange, and I don’t even wanna share that shit. So I’d rather do a violent, vile, vitriolic-ass record – on some songs – and be cathartic on records, and then still share the passionate side of the man that I am, that makes those dope-ass, really melodic songs. But I am all music, so I am the very worst of it, and I am the absolute best of it.”


Xzibit Releases “Urban Ammo 2”

Xzibit Releases

The double album features music Xzibit created for use by directors and producers in TV and Film.

In addition to his work as an emcee Xzibit has also been making incidental music, the music used by production companies to score movies and television shows. Now the rapper will release “Urban Ammo 2”. The album will contain forty tracks, all created and performed by Xzibit, for the aforementioned production purposes.

Sony’s Extreme Music imprint, which specializes in the this type of music, will release the record. Other artists who have created work for Extreme Music included Snoop Dogg, Paul Oakenfold, and Quincy Jones. Xzibit spoke to about working with Extreme, saying, “Working with Extreme has been a wonderful experience. The music created for Urban Ammo 2 has been [in] collaboration with artists whom I feel are the next generation of stars in Hip Hop, R&B and Rock. Unleashing these tracks is gonna wreak some havoc!”

Xzibit has been active as of late. He signed to Mack 10’s Hoo Bangin’ Records back in February. And last week he dropped a new track, “Man on the Moon” which featured a guest verse from Young De.

Ras Kass Talks HRSMN Album

Ras Kass Talks HRSMN Album

One-fourth of The Four Horsemen talks the pending release of the group’s first album since 2003.

Recently, Ras Kass called into Conspiracy Worldwide Hip Hop Radio to discuss the highly-anticipated album from HRSMN, the supergroup consisting of Ras Kass, Canibus, Killah Priest and Kurupt.

Doing a track-by-track breakdown for show hosts Mista Montana and Menace, Ras Kass also discussed the group’s chemistry. “Yeah, I think we work well. Everybody is separate – Kurupt may be gone with Snoop on tour for two weeks or three weeks…but you know, we make the time, and I say ‘I’m comin’ over.’…and we’re recording HRSMN records.”

“We just dropped what we call a trailer…it’s called ‘The End is Near.’ It’s a pretty dope track that’s actually our ‘Sintro.’…there are no vocals, it’s just words. You gotta read it.”

The interview highlighted that RZA would be executive-producing the project, and Ras Kass indicated that the group hoped to land a track from DJ Premier.

Ras Kass says that the group has completed about seven tracks, and hopes to do about seven more. He estimates that RZA will do about two or three, and Premier will produce one. Among the tracks are “Impossible,” which features RBX. Prodigal Sunn will also be featured on a track, as will RZA and Ghostface Killah. Pharoahe Monch and Mos Def have been listed as possibilities as well.

Finally, Ras Kass revealed that projects on the horizon for him include collaborations with David Banner and Xzibit.

To listen to the interview, check