David Marvin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DJ Quik, is an American hip hop recording artist, DJ, record producer and actor. According to Quik himself, his stage name reflects his ability to produce records in a short period of time.
Blake was born on January 18, 1970 in Pomona, California. He was chiefly inspired by funk and soul artists, such as Roger Troutman (who even taught him the use of the talkbox, which became a trademark for Quik's sound throughout his career) and George Clinton. Out of respect for his beloved friend, Roger Troutman, he retired the talkbox. David's love for music began at 2, as his mother had an extensive record collection. By age 12 he was already playing instruments, and by the age of 21, he was a platinum-selling artist.
He began selling homemade mixtapes (notably The Red Tape, 1987) after he received a turntable for his 8thЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Mr. Quik's Hidden Stash [альбом]
- Quik Is the Name [1991, альбом]
- Way 2 Fonky [1992, альбом]
- Safe & Sound [1995, альбом]
- rhythm-al-ism [10.11.1998, альбом]
- Balance & Options [16.05.2000, альбом]
- Under Tha Influence [04.06.2002, альбом]
- Black Mercedes [01.01.2005, сингл]
- The Trauma Mixtape [2005, альбом]
- Rise to Glory [09.2005, сингл]
- Trauma [13.09.2005, альбом]
- BlaQKout [09.06.2009, альбом]
- The Book of David [19.04.2011, альбом]
- The Midnight Life [14.10.2014, альбом]
- Greatest Hits: Live at the House of Blues [06.06.2006]
- The Best of DJ Quik: Da Finale [2002, сборник]
- Platinum & Gold Collection [2004, сборник]
- Born and Raised in Compton: The Greatest Hits [08.08.2006, сборник]