(GEMS RADIO)—DJ Quik revealed he almost lost his life over a 2Pac bootleg as he revealed on Talib Kweli’s People’s Party podcast.
The old school DJ and west coast producer and rapper said he had a gun to his head after a bootleg copy of 2Pac’s 1996 rap opus All Eyez On Me wound up in the wrong hands. Quik said his security guard took the copy from his car and copies ended up circulating around Los Angeles.
“It was in my car and my security at the time used my car. He took the CD out and let his homeboys hear it. ‘Man, let me get a copy of that!’ ‘Cool’ So I’m in the studio, proofreading and listening to these mixes, making sure that they sound good. And I would give Suge a CD or ‘Pac a CD.”
The then CEO of Death Row Records, Suge Knight got word of it eventually. Quik’s security guard was quick to defend the veteran DJ from getting shot. Quik did get a beat down though.
“You know, Death Row was the single most dangerous record company in the world, but if you had on the chain, nothing ever happened to you,” Quik concluded.