While there's no direct reason given as to why Quik has made this abrupt decision, it could be in correlation to an event that occurred a few weeks ago. The veteran producer revealed his customized Akai Linn MPC3000 was stolen in Woodland Hills, California. From the tweet below, it looks as though he got the MPC back, but now he's planning on selling it.
DJ Quik has been active since the late-80s, with his 1991 debut Quik Is the Name considered one of the greatest debut hip-hop albums of all time. He's since continued his legacy as one of rap's most prominent figures from California, having worked with 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and many others during the West Coast's reign in the early to mid-90s.
It's official. I'm selling all my equipment. Furthermore, I will not remix or engineer for anyone from this day forward. Thanks true Fans.— DJ Quik (@djquik) October 28, 2013
There is only one truth. This about me selling my drum machine and keyboards , not about my character. Thank u.— DJ Quik (@djquik) October 28, 2013
For Sale. MPC3000 w/1Gb official Dj Quik loops and samples used on multiple chart topping songs. pic.twitter.com/WOMV7xWCED— DJ Quik (@djquik) October 28, 2013