Mariah Goes From Murder Inc. To The Club With DJ Quik

West Coast MC is new addition to Carey's growing list of cohorts.

DJ Quik has joined the list of Mariah Carey's collaborators for her next effort.

On Monday, the West Coast MC/ beat miner said he had already completed a track where he took the diva "to the club."

"[I took her] to the low riders," Quik said of the still-untitled track's beat. "It's 808-thick."

Quik's going back in the lab with Mariah soon to record a ballad, he said.

"Mariah is serious," he observed. "It's funny, I didn't get a chance to do her vocals, but I like how she takes the recording process seriously. She's not in there lollygagging, wasting time. She's in there writing harmonies with her girls. It was real cool.

"It don't hurt that she's real fine," he added. "She's real easy on the eyes."

Last week, Murder Inc. producer 7 Aurelius (Ja Rule, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti) said that he, too, had been in the studio working with the multiplatinum pop queen (see "Mariah Carey Records In Bahamas With Live Band, Strips Down With 7").

Carey is indeed working on a new LP, Mariah's spokesperson said, but she's still talking to labels and has neither a home for the record nor a release date. Quik said that when the album does come out, Carey should be able to bounce back from the jeers she received over her last project, the soundtrack to "Glitter."

"I think 'Glitter' was a hoax," Quik said. "In my opinion, I think she got caught in something that just didn't work. I think it was partially timing, too, and the fact [there weren't any] really strong singles.

"I think she can come back," he continued. "Her fans should allow her one wack album. They allowed me one."