David Blake, better known by his stage name, DJ Quik, is one of the most musically-inclined producers of the past three decades. DJ Quik is arguably the most underappreciated music producer in music. Despite growing up in Compton, California in the '70s and '80s, becoming affiliated with Tree Top Piru, and being homeless during his adolescence, the rapper/producer utilized his musical intellect to prosper.
Throughout his lengthy career, DJ Quik has produced records not only for himself but for some of the biggest names in hip-hop and pop music including Jay Z, Janet Jackson, Tupac, Maroon 5, and E-40. As well as his west coast brethren, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Ice Cube, Suga Free, Kurupt and more. While DJ Quik's production credits may get overlooked, it's for righteous reasons, his ability as an emcee has earned him international recognition unlike his canny talent for curating beats. His unique vocal cadence and testament of his experience intertwined with his artistic ability have earned him a cult-like following like none other.
With nine solo studio albums and two collaborative projects under his belt, DJ Quik is still in high demand on the road as he and his team have announced a one-time performance at the City National Grove in Anaheim, Calfornia this summer on June 7 (Tickets). Tickets for DJ Quik's one-off live concert can be purchased, here.
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