Two of the most respected names in rap music will perform together this summer when West Coast legend DJ Quik and Southern rap kingpin Scarface take the stage at The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 17. Tickets for the show are now on sale right here on AXS.com.
Born and raised in Compton, rapper and producer DJ Quik helped pioneer the smooth yet rugged G-funk sound on his platinum-selling 1991 debut Quik is the Name. Arguably L.A.'s biggest rapper-producer after Dr. Dre, Quik has remained prolific in both capacities for over 25 years and his latest album Rosecrans (a collaboration with Project) is a cross-generational celebration that features both newer rappers like Wiz Khalifa and The Game alongside Quik’s old school peers MC Eiht and Suga Free.
First gaining notice as the leader of the Geto Boys, Scarface is one of the most influential figures in the history of rap. Not only did he help put Houston on the hip-hop map, but in his former role as head of Def Jam South, he was instrumental in nurturing the careers of other Southern rappers like Ludacris. Scarface has teamed up with everyone from 2Pac to Jay-Z over the course of his career and his many features and collaborations across geographic and stylistic boundaries speaks to his status as one of the most transcendent figures in rap music.
This is a can’t-miss concert for fans of classic rap, so click here to get your tickets to the show before they’re gone and revisit Quik’s classic video for “Tonite” in the clip embedded above.