Hayward Ivy, better known as DJ Squeeky to the music industry, is a pioneer in the Memphis rap scene. A native of Orange Mound, he grew up immersed in the same musical culture that bred such hometown legends as 8ball & MJG, DJ Zirk, Three 6 Mafia, Playa Fly and Kingpin Skinny Pimp.
Most notable for his trunk-rattling production, DJ Squeeky’s signature sound has filled the ears of more than a million listeners across the country. His extensive music catalog includes production credits on the albums (or mixtapes) of Pastor Troy, Young Jeezy, Young Dolph, Criminal Manne, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, 8ball & MJG, and a long list of others.
He’s also released several albums independently under his record label, Mo Cheda Records. Among these, albums such as DJ Squeeky & The Family’s On a Mission, Tom Skeemask’s 2 Wild for the World, and Project Playaz’s Til We Die remain Southern rap classics.