DJ Quik Tells All: The Stories Behind his Classic Records

DJ Quik "We Still Party" (1998)

Producer: DJ Quik
Album: Rhythm-al-ism
Label: Profile

DJ Quik: “I did 'We Still Party' after my friend passed away. My boy Daryl Reed got murdered for nothing. Somebody in my family got on meth and killed him. I didn't know what meth was. I didn't understand cocaine and meth. I just didn't get it.

"You can smoke a joint and the high lasts twenty minutes until you come back to normal. How long do you want to be high? Who wants to be perpetually high? Fuck that shit. You still gotta come down, or you can't enjoy your high. You gotta start from sober.

"Anyway, I wrote that song for him, to stand in the face of motherfuckers that was trying to kill our joy, that we're going to party until we die. You're not going to be able to stop this fun. I've been doing that shit ever since, and that song's fourteen years old.

"When I get off the phone with you, I'm about to mix some Ciroc berry drink, I'm about to smoke a motherfucking blunt, and I'm about to play my Fender guitar through my Fender amp. Imagine that."

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