DJ Nasty & LVM

DJ Nasty & LVM
Also known as Nasty Beatmakerz
Origin Orlando, Florida, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Record production team
Instruments Yamaha Motif, Apple GarageBand, Akai MPC4000, Novation DrumStation, Roland MC-808
Years active 1999-present
Labels Cash Money
Associated acts DJ Khaled, The Inkredibles, DJ Drama, Shad Star
  • DJ Nasty
  • LVM

DJ Nasty & LVM are an American record production duo, composed of brothers DJ Nasty (Johnny David Mollings) and LVM (Leonardo V. Mollings). They are best known for working with urban-music artists, including Blood Raw, Ace Hood, DJ Khaled, Plies, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Brisco, Flo Rida, Rick Ross, Birdman, 8Ball & MJG, Juelz Santana, Cam'Ron, Fat Joe, Pitbull and Chingy. Their major influences in producing come from The Neptunes, Pete Rock, The Runners, Drumma Boy, DJ Toomp and Dr. Dre.

Since 1999, the duo has produced hits including Lil Wayne's "I'm Me", Plies's "#1 Fan", featuring J. Holiday and Keyshia Cole, Ludacris's "Grew Up A Screw Up", featuring Young Jeezy, and 8Ball & MJG's "Relax and Take Notes".


Early life and career beginnings

DJ Nasty and LVM were both born in Cuba, and came to the United States in 1978 due to their father being in the Navy and "wanted a change in scenery", states Nasty. DJ Nasty early on met DJ Khaled and another associate named Ceaser and started Hitmen Productions. They were doing local house parties and renting out halls, and soon started to make a big name for themselves in Orlando, Florida. The group eventually broke up due to DJ Khaled moving to New Orleans, Louisiana, with his parents because they owned a clothing store there. Today, Khaled and Ceaser are still good friends with Nasty. DJ Nasty & DJ Khaled have a management company "We The Best Management" which houses the super producers The Runners.

DJ Nasty's first track was actually Krayzie Bone's "Thug Alwayz" on Krayzie's Thug Mentality 1999 (1999). But DJ Nasty is not too fond of that record, and actually considers the beat he did for Fat Joe "The Wild Life" to be his true first track. LVM started out doing a record for 95 South called "Cheer For Me" which can be heard on the Bring It On soundtrack, as well as numerous remixes for the likes of Jordan Knight and Shaquille O'Neal. LVM dabbled in the pop market producing "Baby Be Mine" for pop group L.F.O.

Success started to take off when DJ Nasty befriended DTP's Co-CEO Chaka Zulu and landed a few placements with Ludacris in 2003 for his Chicken-n-Beer album's "Southern Fried Intro". DJ Nasty & LVM have formed Nasty Beatmakers Productions, and has signed up-and-coming producers The Inkredibles (Ace Hood's "Ride" and Young Jeezy's "Vacation") to the fold, and are actively looking for new talent.


Song Year Artist(s) Album
"Thug Alwayz" (produced with Rater) 1999 Krayzie Bone featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Thug Mentality 1999
"The Wild Life" 2001 Fat Joe featuring Prospect and Xzibit Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)
"Smokin' Dro" 2002 Disturbing tha Peace featuring Tity Boi, I-20 and Ludacris Golden Grain
"Tell Me" Smilez and Southstar Crash the Party
"Southern Fried Intro" 2003 Ludacris Chicken-n-Beer
"Hard Times" Ludacris featuring 8Ball & MJG and Carl Thomas
"Leave Me Alone, Pt. 2" 2004 Cam'ron Purple Haze
"Does Anybody Know" (produced with The Runners) 2005 Fat Joe All or Nothing
"Murda Murda" (produced with The Runners) Juelz Santana featuring Cam'ron What the Game's Been Missing!
"Money on My Mind" (produced with The Runners) Lil Wayne Tha Carter II
"Over Here Hustlin'" 2006 Birdman & Lil Wayne Like Father, Like Son
"Army Gunz" Lil Wayne
"Cali Dro" Birdman & Lil Wayne featuring Tha Dogg Pound
"Gangsta Shit" (produced with Midnight Black) DJ Khaled featuring Young Jeezy, Bun B, Slick Pulla and Blood Raw Listennn... the Album
"Grew Up a Screw Up" Ludacris featuring Young Jeezy Release Therapy
"Still On It" (produced with Midnight Black) Young Jeezy The Inspiration
"Relax and Take Notes" 2007 8Ball & MJG featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Project Pat Ridin High
"S on My Chest" (produced with Kane Beatz) DJ Khaled featuring Lil Wayne and Birdman We the Best
"I'm Me" Lil Wayne The Leak
"Bullet" 2008 DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross and Cham We Global
"#1 Fan" Plies featuring Keyshia Cole and J. Holiday Definition of Real
"I'm Only Human" Rick Ross featuring Rodney Trilla
"Born an OG" 2009 Ace Hood featuring Ludacris Ruthless
"All I Do Is Win" 2010 DJ Khaled featuring T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross Victory
"All I Do Is Win (Remix)" DJ Khaled featuring T-Pain, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Fat Joe and Swizz Beatz N/A
"American Star" Lil Wayne featuring Shanell Rebirth
"Welcome to My Hood" (produced with The Renegades and DJ Khaled) 2011 DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Plies and Lil Wayne We the Best Forever
"Legendary" (produced with Gary Carolla and DJ Khaled) DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole and Ne-Yo
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)" (produced with The Renegades and DJ Khaled) DJ Khaled featuring T-Pain, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Mavado, Birdman, Ace Hood, Game, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B and Waka Flocka Flame
"Ashes to Ashes" Kevin Cossom featuring Rick Ross By Any Means
"Suffering From Success" (produced with Young Chop and DJ Khaled) 2013 DJ Khaled featuring Future and Ace Hood Suffering from Success
"You Don't Want These Problems" (produced with DJ Khaled, Timbaland and Lee On the Beats) DJ Khaled featuring Big Sean, Rick Ross, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Ace Hood and Timbaland

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