Darryl Bynoe (September 5, 1984) better known by his stage name ''Bynoe'' was born and raised in Far Rockaway, Queens (New York). Over the course of the past two decades, he's faced seemingly insurmountable adversity and overcome debilitating events to stand as a solo artist to be reckoned with; he's seasoned and has a level of both style and authenticity that many artists in today's market are sorely lacking.
Influenced by artists such as Prodigy, Mobb Deep, Bob Marley, CNN, 50 Cent, Maroon 5, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and Mary J Blige — and of course surrounded by the aura of the hip-hop Mecca — rapping was second nature to Bynoe. His introduction to the world was alongside C LOE and Marty as 1/3 of the ill-fated group The Predators; It wasn't until he joined Staring 5 (S5) a few years later, though, that he ultimately found success in the game. The group, which also included in its final iteration Stack Bundles, Cau2G$, and Chinx went on to work with superstars like Kanye West, Jim Jones, Maino, Lil' Wayne, Tony Yayo, French Montana, and Mobb Deep. This was due in part to the doors opened to the foursome as a result of Stack's affiliation with DJ Clue's Desert Storm imprint.
The group's collective success was cut short, however, when Stack Bundles was fatally shot outside of his apartment in Far Rockaway. The years that followed saw Bynoe endure not only a three-year jail sentence but — eight years after the death of Stack's — Chinx was killed in a drive-by shooting following a performance in Queens.
Today Bynoe stands tall literally as a man, and artist – he's both a living breathing tribute to his fallen friends and a leader. "I'm working harder than ever," he notes when discussing his current work ethic. To date, he's released two full-length projects, Luke 11:23, and the more recent Still Riot On Everything which features guests such as Oun-P and Prodigy. It also features the single "End of the Day," featuring the late Chinx.
With a catalogue that features superstars, an ungodly work ethic, and voice that is undeniable NYC hip-hop, Bynoe is cleared for takeoff.