Dj quik was born January 18, 1970 in Compton, California. HIs real name is David Martin Blake. His stage name came from his ability to produce records quickly. As a kid he was mostly inspired by funk and soul artist . His love for music began at two years old because of his moms collection. He began selling homemade mixtapes in the eight grade.
Dj quik was a recording artist, producer and Dj. He started in 1990 when he signed to Profile Records that summer. But he soon left to join Ruthless records with rapper Eazy- E.