Still shot of Byron Messia
Source: Instagram/@byronmessia

Byron Messia Is Bringing a Different Sound to the Game

You may have heard of Byron Messia, and his music. Here is what we know about his work so far and what he is working on.


Oct. 20 2023, Published 10:37 a.m. ET

Discover Proudly Amplifies Diverse Voices

Byron Messia is back, and he's making big moves in the music game once again with his latest project. The 23-year-old artist, whose real name is Dylan Byron, recently released a new track called "Mad Dawgs." This new single has ignited much excitement among his fans, but the real buzz centers around his forthcoming album, Sad & Famous, slated for release in the very near future. Here is what the "Smallest Circle" artist has been up to.

Byron Messia burst onto the scene in a big way in early 2023 when his track "Talibans," featured on his January LP No Love, went viral. The remix of this song by Burna Boy further solidified his status as a rising star. "Talibans" showcased the versatility of his voice; however, his new track, "Mad Dawgs," takes it a step further by showcasing a more urgent vocal style that stretches the limits of his vocal range.

Guest and Byron Messia attend the Manny Norté X BACARDÍ Rum X CMG WIRELESS Move Good After Party
Source: Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images for BACARDÍ Rum
Article continues below advertisement

Byron Messia's music journey has been intriguing

Byron Messia's musical journey is a testament to the power of talent and hard work in the digital age. He started making music at a young age, experimenting with various genres and refining his unique style. It was in early 2023 that he gained widespread recognition with the release of his LP No Love, and the standout track "Talibans." This song's catchy mix of soulful melodies and evocative storytelling not only garnered millions of streams but also caught the attention of fellow artists.

Byron Messia's willingness to push boundaries and collaborate with other artists has played a big role in his rapid climb up the ladder. His collaboration with Burna Boy on the remix of "Talibans II" was met with widespread acclaim. The partnership demonstrated his versatility as an artist and his ability to connect with a diverse audience. It also highlighted the power of cross-cultural collaborations in today's global music scene.

Article continues below advertisement
Source: Instagram/@byronmessia

Byron is determined to carve out a niche in music

Although he is fairly new to the mainstream music game, Byron is carving out a unique path for himself. In a recent interview, he shared that while some might label his music as dancehall, he's determined to forge a genre of his own. Raised as an adopted child in St. Kitts and Nevis, originally from Jamaica, and under the loving care of his grandmother, Messia's journey into the music world was a blend of love, hardship, and personal development. In the interview, he shared a little more about his life and how his story influences his art.

Article continues below advertisement

Currently, the artist is dominating Spotify's 'Best in New and Current Dancehall' with his hit single, "Talibans," and in a recent Dash Radio interview, the Ztekk Records artist discusses his rapid ascent, future aspirations, and his song is among this year's top Dancehall songs.

Apart from his collab with Nigeria's Burna Boy, the 23-year-old has also hinted at more exciting collaborations on Sad & Famous, which has left fans eagerly anticipating the album's release.

The author’s content and opinions have not been pre-reviewed, approved or endorsed by Discover.

It’s not just a magazine. It’s a lifestyle!

Sign up for our newsletter for early access to content, special promotions and giveaways.

Dope content. No spam. We promise.

More from Bleu Mag