Recently signed to Chicago’s Mobbed Up Records and marked for sucess Dj M80 from Rochester, New York, is a lyrical and talented producer. Watch out, the bar of excellence has been raised! His name was granted M80 in partial from his fully blooded Italian aunt (Angie Maurigi) as she always said: “This kid has Moxy,” an Italian slang word for “bold.” A further description of his name is relevant to his calm demeanor as “explosive” at the push of a button. 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 M80 lives by the words, “As an artist, you’re not hungry until your starving”. These humble words are hard to come by as an artist. Some say he is a multiple treat, as he is multi-skilled in production, engineering, writing, management, and dj’ing. M80 is raw and authentic which gained his first big-industry work credit in 2009, as the producer and dj for Hip-Hop artist G. Dep (Bad Boy Entertainment). Since then his career has sky rocketed, producing, engineering, dj’ing, and even rapping with an elongated list of industry artists, and many recognized artists from his hometown. His charisma is unmatched. He is currently an in house producer, engineer, and dj for Trife (Wu-Tang Clan/ Theodore unit), and a key artist to the new Chicago based record label: Mobbed Up Records, presided by Gino Gallela and notorious members of the Chicago Outfit. Having an overzealous, yet composed personality, you will find excitement in listening to his explosive sounds; “beats that will make you rich!”
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