In an interview during his appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show, DJ Quik announced that he is currently working on a new solo album. Quik said that there has been a budget opened up for the album, which will be his ninth. The Compton native said that he plans on channeling the youthful energy he had when he started making music by sampling material from his debut album, Quik Is The Name. "I won't be impressed until I sound as youthful and naive as I used to," Quik said. "Smarts are boring."
Also in the interview, he was asked about artists that he felt would become superstars and icons in the future. He kept his list West Coast based, shouting out the TDE crew, Dom Kennedy, Problem, Nipsey Hussle, and Teeflii.
Earlier this year, Quik suggested that he would be selling his equipment. He later would clarify that this announcement was not his way of retiring entirely from making music.
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