DJ Quik Tells All: The Stories Behind his Classic Records

DJ Quik "Way 2 Fonky" (1992)

Producer: DJ Quik
Album: Way 2 Fonky
Label: Profile

DJ Quik: “I wrote that honoring Roger Troutman. At that point, we still loved 'More Bounce to the Ounce' so that was kind of a bite. I started to be vocal in my diss war—that I reluctantly got dragged into—with MC Eiht. I didn't diss him, and I never wanted to diss him, but I guess when you become popular like that, you become a target.

 

I started to be vocal in my diss war—that I reluctantly got dragged into—with MC Eiht. I didn't diss him, and I never wanted to diss him, but I guess when you become popular like that, you become a target.

 

"That was the beginning of me shouting at him: stay off my dick, leave me alone, I'm balling. I've got two records that just went gold, one of them on its way to platinum. And here I come just last year, a year and a half ago, I didn't know where my next Happy Meal was coming from.

"I wrote the music all by myself. I was doing a lot of that back then. I was a songwriter, I didn't even realize that till now, with the publishing checks that I get now. 

"I was just a songwriter, I was pretty much writing songs that would pay my way for the rest of my life. 'Way 2 Fonky,' I'm proud to admit, was the beginning of my funk music ambitions.”

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