Davy DMX

Davy DMX

Real Name:
David Franklin Reeves, Jr.
Davy D., also known as Davy DMX (named after the Oberheim drum machine), got involved with hip-hop by DJ'ing around neighborhoods in Queens. In the early '80s, as a guitarist, he joined with bassist Larry Smith and drummer Trevor Gale to form Orange Krush, a group who recorded a handful of singles, in addition to several backing tracks for Run-DMC, Sweet G, and Lovebug Starski. After the group separated, he worked with Kurtis Blow as a DJ and guitarist, providing significant contributions to "If I Ruled the World" and "The Breaks." Scattered singles like 1984's "One for the Treble" and 1985's "The DMX Will Rock" put him on the map as a solo artist; in 1987, a full-length album called Davy's Ride followed for Def Jam. Apart from occasional behind-the-scenes work on records, Davy DMX also appeared as a member of the Afros, a comical group who sprouted from another group called Solo Sounds. Tuff City released a collection of four-track recordings called FFFresh, albeit without his knowledge.

Davy DMX Discography


Davy DMX F-F-F-Fresh (Album) Ol' Skool Flava US 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Davy DMX One For The Treble (Fresh) Tuff City, CBS Associated Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Davy DMX The DMX Will Rock Tuff City US 1985 Sell This Version
TUF 45 0903 Davy DMX One For The Treble / The DMX Will Rock(7") Tuff City TUF 45 0903 US 2014 Sell This Version