Only in recent hours has it been revealed that Davieanna Marlena Blake, 21, is in fact the daughter of legendary West Coast rapper/producer DJ Quik. Tragedy struck last month when Blake and the father of her child were arrested on suspicion of child abuse and first-degree murder in connection with the death of their two-year-old child.
Blake and boyfriend Darnell Moses Alvarez, 24, were arrested by Phoenix police when they were found standing over the child’s body outside of their apartment.
KPHO.com reports that Alvarez was disciplining the child for wetting himself or the bed. Witnesses say they could hear the child being spanked, and that it was “excessive.”
Blake told police she and Alvarez had argued earlier in the day, and after the child had been found to have wet the bed overnight, Alvarez reportedly began to beat the child with a leather belt. Blake said she didn’t intervene because she was afraid of upsetting Alvarez.
An autopsy showed that the child, who was found with multiple bruises on his legs, arms, buttocks, back, and face, suffered a lacerated liver, severe internal bleeding, and multiple bruising throughout his body.
Both parents were arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of child abuse and first-degree murder.
DJ Quik made his mark as a deejay/producer/rapper, releasing his full-length debut Quik is the Name in 1991, and cementing himself as one of the major innovators in West Coast Hip Hop.
HipHopDX would like to extend its condolences to DJ Quik and his family at this time.
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