(AllHipHop News) El DeBarge was among the many voices Kanye West recruited to appear on his latest album The Life Of Pablo. The 54-year-old singer-songwriter returned to the music scene by adding vocals to the track "Highlights." However, there is one West Coast rap legend that feels Kanye should not get the praise for bringing attention back to DeBarge.
DJ Quik took to Twitter to express his belief that he shined a light on DeBarge before Ye. The Compton representative wrote, "I bought [sic] El DeBarge back 1st and got him paid. Kanye West gets all the credit. Unfair. I'm bout to do some blow and drink Jameson."
The two artists have been friends and recording partners for many years. Quik featured DeBarge on his single "Hand In Hand." The song appeared on the 1998 album Rhythm-al-ism.
Since that time, DeBarge released his own LP titled Second Chance in 2010 which featured a guest appearance by Fabolous. In addition, DeBarge made a surprise comeback at the 2010 BET Awards. The Michigan native performed a medley of hits from his group including "All This Love," "I Like It," and "Rhythm of the Night."