|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Birthday:||Jan 18, 1970|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Height:||5.9 feet (180cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||August, 2022|
David Marvin Blake is a popular African-American rapper who gained wide-spread media exposure and popularity during the early 1990s. He is more popularly known as DJ Quik, who reportedly has a net worth of $3 million.
How Did DJ Quik Become Rich?
David Marvin Blake was born to Christian Afro-American parents David Blake Jr. and Delma Armstrong on 18th January 1970. Sadly, he did not grow up with his father. David is a native of Compton, California, United States of America (USA), where he was born. He also has a sibling named Stacy Hagood.
Born during the era of rap emergence, he quickly grew to accept the new genre while growing up. He received a turntable after he was promoted to the 8th grade. Since then, he used it to gain sufficient notoriety by releasing several homemade mixtapes around his neighborhood. During that period, he began working as a DJ across Southern California, where most events were the ground for gang-related violence. He joined the Westside Tree Top Piru, the Black-American street gang alliance in his locality.
Sadly, he became homeless for three years and dropped out of high school at the age of 16. His mother lost her house due to a foreclosure. He never mentioned the name of the school where he used to study. In his later interviews, he has mentioned that none of his relatives or family members stepped forward to help them in times of hardship. Yet, when he succeeded in the world of rap, they suddenly showed up. He indirectly implied that those relatives only wanted money from him.
During his period of hardships, the Red Tape became one of his most notable mixtapes released in 1987. It helped him achieve stardom. As his fame increased, he attracted the attention of Ruthless Records and Profile Records. He signed for the latter for a hefty six-figure sum at the age of 20.
In 1991, Profile Records released his debut album called ‘Quik is the Name’. He was known as DJ Quik in the underground scene, and therefore the album name was supposedly somewhat eponymous. He once stated that the stage name was a reference to his capability of recording songs in a short span of time. Since then, he did release eight other studio albums while he collaborated on two albums with Kurupt and Problem.
What Is DJ Quik Net Worth?
His first three albums, released in the first half of the 1990s, sold over a million copies each in the USA. And they were certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He was reportedly earning over $2.1 million with those albums. However, his subsequent albums have failed to perform well since then.
His two albums sold in the last decade managed to sell only 27,000 and 5,097 copies. It was certainly a very disappointing performance from an artist who was supposedly widely revered in the rap scene. Due to the substandard performance, he was dropped by various recording labels. So, he established his own label called Mad Science.
According to sources, the 5’ 10” tall rapper is worth $3 million.
How DJ Quik Spends His Money?
The fifty-year-old rapper is frequently seen with his wife Alicia Hill (married in 2005) and two children David Blake II and Davieanna Marlena Blake. He is a private person and likes to keeps his personal life away from the limelight. As a result, media outlets didn’t publish records of any of his houses, cars, or other investments.
- He grew up without his father or a father figure in his life.
- He was homeless at 16.
- His son is named after him.
- He implied in an interview that he does not have a good relationship with his extended family as he thinks they were after his money.
- He is credited for making the gangsta rapper style popular.
- He has collaborated with some of the most popular artists of the generation, including 2Pac, MC Eiht, Erick Sermon, Snoop Dogg, Problem, the D. O. C. among others.
- According to CNN, he was assaulted during the Source magazine Hip Hop Awards in 2000.