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.


OSF LP 4005 Davy DMX - F-F-F-Fresh album art Davy DMX F-F-F-Fresh (Comp, Album) Ol' Skool Flava OSF LP 4005 US 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

4Z9 04955 Davy DMX - One For The Treble (Fresh) album art Davy DMX One For The Treble (Fresh) Tuff City, CBS Associated Records 4Z9 04955 US 1984 Sell This Version
TUF 120003 Davy DMX - The DMX Will Rock album art Davy DMX The DMX Will Rock Tuff City TUF 120003 US 1985 Sell This Version
TUF 45 0903 Davy DMX - One For The Treble / The DMX Will Rock album art Davy DMX One For The Treble / The DMX Will Rock(7", RE) Tuff City TUF 45 0903 US 2014 Sell This Version