During the initial phases of the investigation into the killing of Notorious B.I.G., police took a look at rapper DJ Quik.
Quik has long been associated with the bloods, and was very friendly with the Death Row Recordscamp at the time. But the rapper is quick to point out in an interview with HipHopDX, he was cool with Biggie.
“You know they picked me up for questioning about that sh*t before? Just because I was there at that [VIBE] party [with Biggie before the shooting], they tapped my phones, found out my accountant’s number and went and posted up and waited for me at my accountant’s office to pick me up for questioning,” Quik said. “And it was only because I owned a ’95 [Chevy] Impala [SS] that was black cherry colored like the one that was used supposedly in the shooting – which was probably black, mine was burgundy, but at night they look identical in color.”
Police never bothered to question fellow cop and suspect David Mack, who was also a blood and reportedly worked part time for Death Row.
“When they came to my accountant’s to come get me, I ended up calling my lawyer and I told him what was going on,” continued Quik. “So he called the Parker Center and arranged for me to go up there and talk to ‘em, instead of them gafflin’ me up and making a scene. So I went down there and told ‘em everything I knew, everything I saw, the whole s***. And after I did that the burden was off. ‘Cause it was rumors in the street that I did that s***. How am I gonna kill Biggie Smalls when I like him? Who does that?!”