About DJ Quik
As for the day, DJ Quik net worth is estimated at $2.1 million. He earned this fortune during almost three decades working as a record producer, actor and most importantly – rapper. In this article, we are going to discuss the sources of DJ Quik net worth, point out the highlights of his professional career and speak about some of the aspects of his personal life.
Most rappers speak about the difficulties and struggles they went through during their early lives and the obstacles they had to overcome to become famous. DJ Quik is not an exception. In an interview for Hip Hop DX the millionaire has said: „I’m a student of real Hip Hop, and I’m from the West Coast struggle…the ball and chain era. We had to break that stigma and stop getting our heads pounded into the concrete by the Compton Police Department. We broke through that, and we made it.“ I guess the morals in this and similar stories are simple: you have to live (and real life is unimaginable without struggles) before you can rap about life; if you do it with real passion and try to stay out of trouble, sooner or later you will get what you deserve.
DJ Quik net worth started to grow in the early 1990s, as he released his debut album Quik Is the Name. The album was produced on a relatively small budget of $30 thousand, but the lack of financial resources did not determine its quality. Quik Is the Name hit US Billboard 200 at No. 29 and sold 50 thousand copies during the first week. By the year 1991 it sold over one million copies in the U.S. and received Platinum certification from the Recording Industries Association of America. More importantly, the album received positive critical reviews. To this day it is named among the best Rap albums of all time. Quik‘s second studio album, Way 2 Fonky, reached the stores the following year. Even though it debuted on a higher position on the US Billboard 200 than Quik Is the Name, this second album turned out to be less commercially successful. However, it managed to sell over 500 thousand copies in three months and received a Gold certification from the Recording Industries Association of America.
The third studio album recorded by this artist was released in 1995 and with the help of the single “Safe + Sound”, as well as “Dollaz + Sense”, managed to earn a Gold certification from RIAA too. In 1998 the sales of Quik‘s albums jumped up once again, as he released Rhythm-al-ism, which went on to sell over 1 million copies in the U.S. More recently DJ Quik net worth has slowed down, as the popularity of his records started to decrease.