Straight from Rochester, New York, stems a lyrical and talented producer,
Justin Byrd, artistically personified as DJ M-80. Born on March 1, 1986, DJ M-
80 was raised by Nina Byrd, a mother of four. He forecasted his musical talents at the early
age of 9. He was given the name M-80 from his childhood boxing coach, describing
his calm demeanor as “explosive” at the push of a button. It later became an
acronym for “Moxy-80 proof”, supporting his partial Italian heritage and his
nerve strength of eighty-proof liquor.
Originating his “stamp approved” beats, DJ M-80 developed his mix-tape
creativity in the basement of his home. This became his domain for producing
exclusive beats with nothing more than the best eight-track tapes. As his curiosity
for music grew he was recruited into a local rap group, where he wrote rhymes
and produced beats. He began promoting teen club events, at the age of 13, where
he had his first performance, giving him a better understanding of the music and
DJ M-80 lives by the words, “As an artist, you’re not hungry until your
starving”. These humble are words are hard to come by as an artist. Multi-skilled
in production, engineering, writing, management, and live Dee-jaying are hard to
come across. M-80 has worked with artists such as Jinn from the Hip-Hop group,
Ruff Ryders, G. Dep( Bad Boy Entertainment), Trae Tha Truth(grandhustle entertainment) and most recently with Trife(Wu-Tang Clan/ Theodore unit), Chris Rivers(Baby Pun),Skyzoo, Ice Grill, Meta4ce, AZ and many recognized artists from his hometown. He is also an in house producer for former Bad Boy Entertainment artist: Black Rob.
Overall, M-80 is recognized by many industry artists and professionals, through public
appearances and live performances. Having an overzealous, yet composed
personality, you will find excitement in listening to his explosive sounds; beats
that will make you rich!