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DJ Quik Explains Why He Was Nearly Killed Over A Bootleg Copy Of A 2pac Song

By Daryl Nelson
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DJ Quik once talked about being accused of setting up The Notorious B.I.G.'s murder, which got a lot of attention. Now, his interview about nearly being killed over a bootleg copy of a Tupac Shakur CD is making headlines.

Quik told the Pac, CD story during an interview on Talib Kweli's People's Party podcast, and it had to do with "Heartz of Men," a song that the Compton artist produced for Pac.

Quik left a copy of the song in his vehicle, which a security guard swiped and gave to someone else. Suge Knight, who signed Pac to Death Row Records, was angered about the leaked song and took action.

“I almost got killed over a Tupac bootleg. I had a machine gun put in my face,” Quik recalled. "I was like, ‘F*ck it, do what you gotta do.’ I can’t run. This motherf*cker got 30 shots in it, so I’ma just man up and take this sh*t ... 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.”

Quik then said that he ended up at the person's house who got the CD from the security guard, and a fight involving guns broke out. 

You can hear Quik talk about it above.

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