Willard Michael Floyd (Born October 27, 1988) known by his stage name DJ Mark19 or Mark19, is a African American/Chinese turntablist and composer.
Born in Okinawa, Japan he came to the U.S. when he was ten. Growing up in Nebraska, he graduated from Beveridge Middle School and in 2007 from Omaha Burke High School. Upon Graduation Mark19 served 4 years in the United States Marine Cops as Motor Transport Operator and 2 years in the army Reserve as a Civil Affairs Specialist. During his off time he would try to make music in his barracks room. Mark19 started his love for music playing instruments at the age of 12, although he didn't get his first set of turntables till he was 21. He had a love for music, the different styles, sounds, and genres. But overall he was influenced by friends and legends such as Percussionist Dana Murray, Percussionist Thomas Jorgensen, Snoop Dogg, Bel Biv Devo, Dj Angelo and Dj Qbert. It was at Local house party that he first met Dj NicNik who taught him the fundamentals of Djing and got him his first few gigs; the two have been good friends ever since.
Willard started his musical career in 2010 with DjNicnik and DJ Bait playing at local venues in Orange county, CA. In Santa Ana, CA while playing a Hip hop show, he was approached by Tha Native who saw his potential and invited him to join Tha Native OG Crew. Mark19 accepted the offer to join the crew.
The Gift of Gab Tour with E-40, Nef The Pharaoh & OMB Peezy: Aug 29-Sep 22, 2018
420 Games San Fran: Aug 4, 2018
LA Torres Empire Super Show: Jul 22, 2018
Warped Tour: June 21, 2018
Westcoast Summerfest: Jun 2, 2018
Krush Groove: Apr 21, 2018
420 Games LA: Mar 31-Apr 1 2018
Dabathon Cup: Feb 24-25, 2018
Kurupt Bake Sale: Feb 16, 2018
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Mack 10: Dec 22, 2017
Green Way LA: Dec 14, 2017
Blazers Cup: Dec 2-3, 2017
Orange County Block Party: Nov 11, 2017
Young M.A.: Nov 4, 2017
End of Summer Sesh: Oct 21, 2017
Kush Stock: Oct 14, 2017
Shatter Cup: Oct 7-8, 2017
How the West Was Won: Sept 30, 2017
YFN Lucci: Sept 19, 2017
Cardi B: Aug 29, 2017
The On One Tour with E-40, Kool John & Clyde Carson: Apr 28-May 18, 2017
Mark19 is a former resident Dj at Woody’ Wharf in Newport beach, CA on Thursday nights. Los Cabos Cantina In Lake Forest, CA on Friday Nights and Mission Grill in San Juan Capistrano on Friday Nights during the summer. He has also played at many other venues throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and San Bernardino.
Mark19 participated in the remake of Tha Natives Rezincarnated Original released Jan 19, 2009.
Mark19 is also one of the founding members of the company Pure Party Productions. More recently, he has worked with Pure Party Productions with developing a Street Team in search of Dj’s throughout Orange County.