Darryl 'Lyrrad' Davis

Darryl 'Lyrrad' Davis

Real Name:
Darryl Davis
Profile:
Lyrrad started his music career working alongside the captivating electro-rap producer The Unknown DJ on the Techno Hop label. He helped provide production assistance on many classic cuts such as "808 Beats", "2030", and more importantly on "Let's Jam". Darryl Davis continued his association with Unknown DJ into the 90's lending a helping hand with the music on many of Unknown's side projects.

Aside from production, Lyrrad is more critically acclaimed for the various album cover artworks that has helped define the west coast electro era. The cover of the World Class Wreckin' Cru's "Surgery", "Juice", Unknown DJ's "808 Beats", and various other picture covers are all credited to Lyrrad. However, the graphics that graced the colorful cover of Unknown's "Let's Jam" is by far considered to be the mantelpiece in Darryl's array of works. The abstract drawing of a "DMX anti-graffiti" missile crashing into a brick wall with the Los Angeles city skyline draped in the background propel the album cover as possibly being one of the finest original renditions featured on any west coast hip-hop album cover.
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Artist

Darryl 'Lyrrad' Davis Discography Tracks

Remix

THR-23 The Unknown DJ Mini Mois (Lyrrad Mix) (as Lyrrad) The Unknown DJ - This Is Electro / Mini Mois(12") Techno Hop Records THR-23 2008 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

The Unknown DJ The Unknown DJ - Let's Jam Techno Hop Records US 1985 Sell This Version
NBD 002 Jeaneēt And The New Dance* Jeaneēt And The New Dance* - Feel The Energy(12") Neighborhood Records NBD 002 US 1987 Sell This Version
Compton's Most Wanted* Compton's Most Wanted* - It's A Compton Thang (Album) Orpheus Records US 1990 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

The Unknown DJ The Unknown DJ - Let's Jam Techno Hop Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Facade Facade - The Groove Techno Hop Records US 1985 Sell This Version
NBD 002 Jeaneēt And The New Dance* Jeaneēt And The New Dance* - Feel The Energy(12") Neighborhood Records NBD 002 US 1987 Sell This Version
MRC-0967 Bobby Jimmy And The Critters Bobby Jimmy And The Critters - Snake(12") Macola Record Co. MRC-0967 US 1987 Sell This Version
DMSR 00886 Get Large Posse Get Large Posse - Large Is How We're Livin(12") Egyptian Empire Records DMSR 00886 US 1988 Sell This Version
TH9972-2 Various Various - Electro Beats(CD, Comp) Thump Records TH9972-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
THR-14 Dee Dee (7) Dee Dee (7) - Ring My Bell(12") Techno Hop Records THR-14 US Unknown Sell This Version

Featuring & Presenting

THR- 6 The Organization The Organization - The Big Beat(12") Techno Hop Records THR- 6 US 1985 Sell This Version

Production

The Unknown D.J.* The Unknown D.J.* - 808 Beats (Eight Hundred And Eight Beats) Techno Hop Records US 1984 Sell This Version
The Unknown DJ The Unknown DJ - Let's Jam Techno Hop Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Various 808 Beats (Club Mix) (as Darryl «Lyrrad» Davis) Various - Street Sounds Electro 7 (Comp) Street Sounds UK 1985 Sell This Version
Cli-N-Tel Cli-N-Tel - 2030 Techno Hop Records US 1986 Sell This Version
ELCST 1002 Various 808 Beats (as Darryl and 2 more… Various - Street Sounds Crucial Electro 3(LP, Comp, Mixed) Street Sounds ELCST 1002 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Various 2030 (as Darryl Davis) and 2 more… Various - The Best Of Techno Hop Vol.1 (Comp) Techno Hop Records US 1987 Sell This Version
DMSR 00886 Get Large Posse Get Large Posse - Large Is How We're Livin(12") Egyptian Empire Records DMSR 00886 US 1988 Sell This Version
BXCD 9301 Various 2030 Various - The Best Of LA Techno - Rap(CD, Comp) Basix Music BXCD 9301 US 1993 Sell This Version
SDR 01-2610-2 Various 2030 (as Darryl Davis) Various - Dre's 2nd Drugstore(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Street Dance SDR 01-2610-2 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
Cli-N-Tel 2030 (Original) (as Lyrrad) Cli-N-Tel - 2030 (EP) Ground Control (3) Germany 2017 Sell This Version
THR-14 Dee Dee (7) Dee Dee (7) - Ring My Bell(12") Techno Hop Records THR-14 US Unknown Sell This Version

Visual

THR-2 The Unknown D.J.* The Unknown D.J.* - 808 Beats (Eight Hundred And Eight Beats)(12") Techno Hop Records THR-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
The Wreckin' Cru'* The Wreckin' Cru'* - Surgery (Single) Kru-Cut Records US 1984 Sell This Version