When you think about self-made stars, there are high chances that the name DJ Quik will cross your mind. As early as an eighth-grader, he had begun business. Though it was not that big, it was a good beginning. Given his impoverished background, the situation may have demanded that. Since he is now a prominent person, it is easy to believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. People say that education is the key to success. However, that is something this hip hop recording artist wouldn’t agree with I guess. Why? What did he do to make it to the top? If those questions plague you, this is the real day for the revelation. We are unearthing the life story as well as the net worth of DJ Quik in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
DJ Quik birthday was 18th January 1970. Born as David Marvin Blake, his childhood was not a bed of roses. He is the son of Delma Armstrong. The woman raised him and his sister Stacy Hagood all by herself. Therefore, DJ Quik did not have a father figure to guide him. Nevertheless, that did not stop him from becoming the great man that he is today.
Do you remember the education and key to success thing? He was only in the 11th grade when he fell out of school. After that, he never got to see the door of the classroom again. I wouldn’t advise anyone to quit school. Nevertheless, if there are circumstances that have forced you to do that, there is still hope for you. The fact that DJ Quik made it should be an inspiration as you forge forward.
Not even three years of being homeless deterred him from his goal. For him, it was all about forging forward regardless of what was happening at that time.
Hey single ladies. I am sorry to disappoint, but DJ Quik is taken. He has been the husband of Alicia Hill since 2005 which happened after a while of dating. They have not only a daughter but also a son. Their names are Davieanna Marlena Blake and David Blake Jr.
Career, Awards & Nominations
As I said earlier, her career began very early. He would sell homemade mixtapes. The one hard to forget is The Red Tape. They were great such that he caught the attention of labels like Ruthless Records and Profile Records. His debut album, Quik is the Name, was a great hit. It included singles like Born and Raised in Compton and Tonite.
Others followed such as Way 2 Fonky, Safe + Sound, Trauma, The Midnight Life and The Book of David among others. He has also collaborated with Kurupt and Rosecrams in Blaqkout and Problem albums, respectively. In addition to that, he has had roles in series and films.
Over the years, he has won an award and a nomination of American Music Awards.
Net worth & Earnings
Through the sales of copies of his many albums, he has made great earnings. That is to the extent of accumulating some wealth. DJ Quik has a net worth of about $4.5 million. His debut album was the most successful, and it even became platinum. Despite others going gold, none has surpassed the fame of the first one, Quik is the Name. Quik’s portrayal of various characters as well as his production career has also played a role in helping him amass the wealth figure mentioned above.
From a seller of homemade mixtapes to a producer that is something I can call success. Did you know that he is one of the best as well as the quickest rap producer? He lives up to his name ’Quik’. In addition to that, he is an actor, rapper, and MC. Considering all the above, he is a great inspiration.