DJ Quik

DJ Quik

Real Name:
David Blake
Profile:
Legendary DJ, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Musician, Engineer, and Mogul. Born January 18, 1970. Compton, California.

DJ Quik was discovered by Tweed Cadillac, who asked Quik to be the DJ for Penthouse Players Clique. DJ Quik mainly produces for 2nd II None, Hi-C, AMG, and Suga Free. He was also producing the upcoming Compton phenomenon Mausberg before his untimely death in 2000. DJ Quik's influences are Zapp and Roger, Mixmaster Spade, DJ Pooh, and N.W.A. from his hometown of Compton, CA. Eazy E originally wanted to sign DJ Quik to Ruthless Records, but Profile Records won the bidding war.

For over 25 years, DJ Quik has done Production, Mixing, & Engineering for Eazy E, 2Pac, Erick Sermon, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Nate Dogg, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Tha Dogg Pound, Jodeci, Jon B, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Teena Marie, Snoop Dogg, and many, many, many others. He also worked with Prince. DJ Quik has sold over 200 Million records world wide.
He got his name "Quik" because he is a fast thinker. Also, for his "quick" control as a DJ on the turntables.
His instant legend began with (what would later be called) "The Red Tape". An underground tape, like the many others he was selling in the streets. Except this was his first tape spotlighting his crew, 2nd II None, Hi-C, and AMG. This was also one of the first West Coast underground tapes that publicly named a neighborhood gang affiliation on a recording. His song "The Real Dope" (featuring 2nd II None), is what started the feud between DJ Quik and MC Eiht from CMW.

He has been involved in several feuds, Including Andre 3000, MC Eiht, LL Cool J, Nas and Kanye West.

DJ Quik was a long time Producer and Engineer for Death Row (also consultant to Suge Knight, Quincy Jones) and many other Record Executives and labels.

His son is David Blake II, also a musician and recording artist.

DJ Quik was honored by VH1 with his own "Unsung" episode, and his DVD "Visualism" features all of his earliest videos, live performances and classic interviews.
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DJ Quik Discography

Albums

DJ Quik Quik Is The Name (Album) Profile Records US 1991 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Way 2 Fonky (Album) Profile Records Canada 1992 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Safe + Sound (Album) Profile Records US 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Rhythm-Al-Ism (Album) Arista US 1998 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Balance & Options (Album) Arista US 2000 Sell This Version
DJ Quik The Best Of DJ Quik - Da Finale (Comp) Arista, BMG Heritage US 2002 Sell This Version
02097 00082 DJ Quik Under Tha Influence(CD, Album) Bungalo Records 02097 00082 US 2002 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Trauma (Album) Mad Science, Mad Science US 2005 Sell This Version
MAD 17 DJ Quik & Kurupt DJ Quik & Kurupt - BlaQKout(CD, Album) Mad Science MAD 17 US 2009 Sell This Version
DJ Quik The Book Of David (Album) Mad Science US 2011 Sell This Version
DJ Quik The Midnight Life (Album) Mad Science US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ Quik Born And Raised In Compton / Sweet Black Pussy (Single) Profile Records US 1991 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Tonite (Single) Profile Records US 1991 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Quik Is The Name / Tha Bombudd (Single) Profile Records US 1991 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Jus Lyke Compton (Single) Profile Records US 1992 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Way 2 Fonky / Mo Pussy (Single) Profile Records US 1992 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Summer Breeze (Single, Maxi) Profile Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Safe + Sound (Single) Profile Records US 1995 Sell This Version
TonyToniToné* Featuring DJ Quik TonyToniToné* Featuring DJ Quik - Let's Get Down (Single) Mercury, Mercury UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Hand In Hand / The P***y Medley (Single) Profile Records US 1998 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Down, Down, Down (Single) Profile Records, Arista US 1998 Sell This Version
ascd-3635 DJ Quik You’z A Ganxta(CD, Single, Promo) Profile Records ascd-3635 US 1998 Sell This Version
PRPCD-7401 2nd II None Feat. AMG & DJ Quik 2nd II None Feat. AMG & DJ Quik - Up ’N Da Club(CD, Single, Promo) Arista PRPCD-7401 US 1999 Sell This Version
Def Squad Featuring Erick Onasis, DJ Quik & Xzibit Def Squad Featuring Erick Onasis, DJ Quik & Xzibit - Focus (Single) DreamWorks Records US 2000 Sell This Version
DJ Quik Pitch In Ona Party (Single) Arista US 2000 Sell This Version