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Davy DMX
Background information
Birth name David Reeves
Also known as Davy D.
Born Queens, New York
Genres Old school rap, Electro
Occupations Producer, DJ
Instruments Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, turntables, drums
Labels Def Jam

Davy DMX is the stage name of David Reeves, a figure in hip-hop music. His career began in his hometown of Queens, New York as a DJ in the late 1970s. He is mostly known for his popular single "One for the Treble" released in 1984. This song was also included on the rap station in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

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History

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Early 1980s

Davy DMX was a member of Orange Krush along with Larry Smith . They are credited with a few singles in their own right such as "Action" (1981), But their chief credit was doing all the music for Run DMC's first two albums. Orange Krush are also credited on Lovebug Starski's "You Gotta Believe" and Sweet G's "Games People Play", both on Fever 1983.

Davy DMX went on to replace DJ Run as Kurtis Blow's DJ (including a Madison Square Garden performance opening for The Commodores). He was also writing songs and playing guitar for some of Blow's tracks.

Late 1980s

Davy DMX later submitted Davy's Ride, an LP in 1987 at Def Jam. It featured a track called "Keep Your Distance" which featured DJ Hurricane who later found fame as a solo artist but also was the Beastie Boys touring DJ.

Davy DMX's last major mainstream project was as a member of the Run DMC project The Afros.

Current

Currently Davy is the chairman of Street Credit Music Group diverse organization that can be credited with the production and promotions of new artists.

Davy DMX and Kurtis Blow both contributed to the early development of sampling in Hip Hop in the early 1980s (1983).

Credits

Davy DMX has produced for several prominent artists.

  • Wrote and produced Run DMC's "Pause", "Not Just Another Groove", co-produced "Beats to the Rhyme" and "Run's House", co-produced their album Tougher Than Leather
  • Produced Public Enemy's "Hit The Road Jack"
  • Co-produced the Fat Boys' "Hard Core Reggae, wrote "Jailhouse Rap", wrote and produced "Pump Me Up", produced The Fat Boys are Back LP
  • Wrote and produced Kurtis Blow's "If I Ruled the World", "Rockin", "Hello Baby", "AJ is Cool", "The Breaks", and "AJ Scratch Meets Davy D"
  • Wrote Spoonie Gee's "Big Beat" and "Street Girl"
  • Did some music with the Go Team!

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