Born: Sept 21, 1969
Died: Oct 29, 2000
Billy Boyo (born Billy Rowe) was
probably the most prolific of the early-80’s child MC’s. In 1982 Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes recorded this talented youthman deejay together with Little Harry for a two artist ‘clash’ album entitled
‘DJ Clash Volume 2’, released by Greensleeves Records.
Billy Boyo also became part of Junjo’s famous Volcano sound system and performed alongside Burro Banton, Little John, Toyan, Josey Wales, Lee Van Cleef, Yellowman and others. Boyo’s career was short-lived
and little was heard of Boyo since the second half of the eighties. Rumors spread that Billy Boyo and Little Harry had been shot and killed. However; Billy in fact died of a brain tumor on October 29th 2000, after a two month long struggle to beat the disease.