Rapper, songwriter, DJ and producer David Marvin Blake, a.k.a. DJ Quik, is a multitalented chap, and he’s not one to sit on his hands. His DJ name reflects his ability to produce records swiftly. Meanwhile, the Compton artist has released a string of excellent albums of his own, although the most recent under his own name is 2014’s The Midnight Life. He’s about due, if his name is anything to go by. He’s joined in Santa Ana by Long Beach duo Tha Dogg Pound, a group key to Death Row Records’ early success. They too haven’t released a full-length album in a while (2010’s 100 Ways, we believe), so expect some oldie but goodies on Friday.
DJ Quik and Tha Dogg Pound plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 21 at the Observatory.