DJ Lyvio G | Interview
DJ Lyvio G developed a passion for music in Jamaica Queens as a Hip Hop DJ. Queens, New York is known as one of the originating boroughs of Hip Hop culture, in addition to the Bronx. At age 13, DJ Lyvio G joined the group Sound Experience as the youngest member. He performed at local clubs and park jams where his name grew into local popularity. In the 1980s, Lyvio G co-founded the indie label G-Fine Sounds. He produced records for several imprints including Island Records and Jive Records.
Lyvio G was later spinning music at clubs including The Red Zone, Palladium, The Roxy, and more. He was also a radio co-host DJ for Rap This on WNYU; one of the first Hip Hop radio shows in the country. Lyvio broke records from artists including De La Soul, Stetsasonic, 2 Live Crew, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, X-Clan, Heavy D & The Boyz, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, and Doug E. Fresh. Lyvio G has also producer gold and platinum records for artists such as The Fu-Schnickens, Masta Ace, Soul For Real, The 45 King, and others.
Currently, Lyvio owns LGMedia and is the founder and program director at Freshest FM. Check out this video interview of Lyvio G reminiscing on his early memories of Hip Hop in Queens and how he became an important contributor to the culture.