*Famed 90’s lyricist DJ Quik has decided to give producing a rest.
The west-coast hip-hop pioneer recently put his equipment up for sale recently.
“It’s official, I’m selling all my equipment,” he wrote. “Furthermore I will not remix or engineer for anyone from this day forward. Thanks true Fans.”
Quick offered little explanation for his decision to auction off his stuff, but offered another explanation with the vague tweet, “There is only one truth. This is about me selling my drum machine and keyboards, not bout my character. Thank u.”
According to BET.com, a random thief waltzed into Quick’s Woodland Hills Calif. home recently, and pilfered his Akai Linn MPC3000 drum machine. He recounted the incident to AllHipHop.com where he also blamed ex-Death Row Records affiliate Travon Lane for Tupac’s death and the label’s fall.
Of the stolen machine, Quik explained that his son left the garage door open.
“Just because we live in a white neighborhood doesn’t mean there ain’t thieves either,” he explained. “Somebody White took my motherf—— drum machine.”
“The hard drives were part of a set and when one of them dies, the other one dies too,” he explained. “So I’m going to sell it on Twitter when I get home.”
The collectible, selling for no more than $3,000, holds music loops and samples used for records for the likes of Eminem, Jay Z, and 50 Cent.