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DJ Quik: I’m Not in Jail Now – So Give Me My Money!

He shot to fame in the early ‘90s with R&B singles like Tonite and Born and Raised in Compton.

But by the time 2006 rolled around, DJ Quik was sitting in the big house, serving five months on assault and burglary charges. (In November 2003, he allegedly broke into his sister’s home and threat- ened her at gunpoint.)

“Music has been cheapened,” Quick (above) tells us.

“Music has been cheapened,” Quik (above) tells us.

Since that career low-point, the rapper – now known simply as “Quik” – has made quite the comeback. Last year, he produced Snoop Dogg’s Ego Trippin and more recently has been collab- orating with Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound.

In an exclusive interview with Hip Hop Entrepreneur this week, Quik (whose birth name is David Blake) tells host Tiffany Janay what he has been up to – and why the music biz is frightening the #$%! out of him.

“I’m kickin’ my label off again – Fonatana/Universal. It was stuck in ‘park’ for a minute because I’ve been in jail and couldn’t run a record company,” says the L.A.- based artist.

“But I’m not in jail now, b——. I’m out and we’re about to do it! Give me my money!

“The music industry has been going down gradually since 2000. This is the craziest, scariest thing ever. Because some people have made their living off of their music.  But now, music is not even a commodity anymore. It’s a calling card to do other things.

“But if you use your music as your calling card to sell your brand, then I think you’ll have longevity in this industry.”

To hear Quik’s full interview, click here.

Missed Tynisha Keli on ‘Hip Hop Entrepreneur’?

If so, no need to fret because she – like thousands of other fabulous guests – Tynisha Keli is yours for the downloading here on BlogTalkRadio.

Forever.

And ever.

Last month, the Warner Bros. recording artist, who left her Bedford, Mass., home at age 14 to pursue a singing career in Hollywood, chatted with Hip Hop Entrepreneur host Tiffany Janay.

“Don’t be shy about promoting yourself,” says Tynisha.

“Don’t be shy about promoting yourself - and your music,” says Tynisha.

In addition to plugging her upcoming album, The Chronicles of TK, which drops in February, Tynisha revealed to Tiffany how she broke out of the pack the “old school way” – on the Internet, that is, despite knowing nothing about cyberspace when starting out.

And boy did she ever break out: Within weeks of posting it on MySpace, Tynisha’s first single boasted more 1 million downloads!

Now 23, the Mary J. Blige- and Lauren Hill-influenced Tynisha has built up a huge following on her YouTube channel.

To see Tynisha’s BlogTalkRadio promo on YouTube, click here.

To hear Tiffany’s interview with Tynisha, click here.

SoundBits: Hip Hop Entrepreneur’s Tiffany Janay

Tiffany Janay

Tiffany: Nevada native? (Yep.)

Welcome to another edition of SoundBits, the weekly series in which we intro- duce you to BlogTalkRadio talent – and show you a side of them you may not know. Today we profile Tiffany Janay, host of Hip-Hop Entrepreneur, who hails from the Los Angeles area.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your BlogTalkRadio show – why should listeners tune in?

Each week, we feature successful hip-hop-culture entrepreneurs who mentor by sharing stories of how they obtained their success. We also educate, inspire and motivate all the hustlers on the grind who are serious about creating a positive reality for their lives. Tune into the show so you can be up on what hip-hop movers and shakers are doing to secure their positions as legends with the culture.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

First, I’m a vegan. Second, I grew up in Reno, Nevada!

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Oprah, of course – because of all the obstacles she has been able to overcome and the success she has obtained in the process. Other than her, people who naturally have a passion for being nosey and are good at getting unique information out of their interviewees – all while making them feel 100-percent comfortable.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

Jay-Z! He’s the big brother of hip-hop and for my generation. He’s someone who has achieved great levels of success. And he’s so finessed with it!

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Something that only my husband should know about.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

I do a million things while hosting! I’m active in the chat room, I visit other sites to promote the show, I cook dinner, organize my kids, lead the conversation, ask questions, quiet my environment, and watch the switchboard to see who is calling in!

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.