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

PCD-1402 DJ Quik Quik Is The Name (Album) Profile Records PCD-1402 US 1991 Sell This Version
PCD-1430 DJ Quik Way 2 Fonky (Album) Profile Records PCD-1430 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-1462-1 DJ Quik Safe + Sound (Album) Profile Records PRO-1462-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASCD-3584 DJ Quik Rhythm-Al-Ism (Album) Arista ASCD-3584 US 1998 Sell This Version
07822-16419-4 DJ Quik Balance & Options (Album) Arista 07822-16419-4 US 2000 Sell This Version
02097 00082 DJ Quik Under Tha Influence(CD, Album) Bungalo Records 02097 00082 US 2002 Sell This Version
MADCD-11, MAD11 DJ Quik Trauma (Album) Mad Science, Mad Science MADCD-11, MAD11 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
MADSCI003 DJ Quik The Book Of David (Album) Mad Science MADSCI003 US 2011 Sell This Version
none DJ Quik The Midnight Life (Album) Mad Science none US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRO-7323 DJ Quik Born And Raised In Compton / Sweet Black Pussy (Single) Profile Records PRO-7323 US 1991 Sell This Version
PCT-5338 DJ Quik Tonite (Single) Profile Records PCT-5338 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-7349 DJ Quik Quik Is The Name / Tha Bombudd (Single) Profile Records PRO-7349 US 1991 Sell This Version
PCD-7372-DJ DJ Quik Jus Lyke Compton (Single) Profile Records PCD-7372-DJ US 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-7384 DJ Quik Way 2 Fonky / Mo Pussy (Single) Profile Records PRO-7384 US 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-7438-2DJ DJ Quik Summer Breeze (Single) Profile Records PRO-7438-2DJ US 1995 Sell This Version
PRO-7432-0 DJ Quik Safe + Sound (Single) Profile Records PRO-7432-0 US 1995 Sell This Version
PROFCD 438 DJ Quik Summer Breeze(CD, Maxi) Profile Records PROFCD 438 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MERCD 485, 574 381-2 TonyToniToné* Featuring DJ Quik TonyToniToné* Featuring DJ Quik - Let's Get Down (Single) Mercury, Mercury MERCD 485, 574 381-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
ASCD-3535 DJ Quik Hand In Hand / The P***y Medley (Single) Profile Records ASCD-3535 US 1998 Sell This Version
ADP-3604 DJ Quik Down, Down, Down (Single) Profile Records, Arista ADP-3604 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
DRMR-13524-2 Def Squad Featuring Erick Onasis, DJ Quik & Xzibit Def Squad Featuring Erick Onasis, DJ Quik & Xzibit - Focus (Single) DreamWorks Records DRMR-13524-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
PRPCD-7414 DJ Quik Pitch In Ona Party (Single) Arista PRPCD-7414 US 2000 Sell This Version