Jair Dynast

Hip-Hop / Rap

 Jair Dynast
As an inner city youth of Caribbean heritage, Jair Dynast saw both sides of urban life. He saw the dark‐side of a city struggling with a growing crime‐rate and an increasing population of young people being raised in single parent homes. Fortunately for Jair, he also saw a city rich with culture as his family fought hard to expose him to an eclectic mix of music in his household and outside. As a young boy of barely seven or eight years old, he was taken to free outdoor concerts at Ontario Place to hear “Chuck” Mangione, Ashford & Simpson and Roberta Flack.

The music at home ranged from Mahalia Jackson’s gospel to Earl Klugh, Bob Marley, Minnie Riperton, Roberta Flack, Santana, Stevie Wonder and classical pieces from Bach, Strauss, Oscar Peterson, amongst others. There was always the staple music of calypso and reggae as a child of Caribbean parents. Therefore, you could say that music was indelibly implanted in his soul like a micro‐chip.

All of this music exposure must have subconsciously shaped the chart‐topping rapper/producer as he evolved from adversity to diversity. After his athletic basketball scholarship was made obsolete by an undiagnosed heart condition, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Jair Dynast activated his musical micro‐chip and went to work crafting his own unique blends of hip hop, reggae, techno and R&B beats that are as original as they are uncategorized while still being commercially viable.

Following the top 5 single "SnakeEyes", Jair's debut solo album V.I.A.L.E.N.C.E. produced the single "Vicious" which nabbed the highly coveted #1 spot on the Top 30 Grassroots Hip‐Hop Charts at Rapattacklives.com surpassing peers like Talib Kweli and Jim Jones. Another single "Promise" climbed to the #8 spot in the Top 100 Most Wanted category on Radio 1 in Greece while "Can't Wait" was chosen theme song for CBC TV's "Make Some Noise" documentary Television Series.

Jair Dynast performed the top singles from V.I.A.L.E.N.C.E. for an audience at Crash Mansion in New York City for the CMJ Music Marathon 2007. The CMJ music conference has selected Jair to perform both times he has applied. The album is now critically acclaimed and Jair has received coverage worldwide in Hip‐Hop Connection Magazine, Knowledge Magazine, Blues & Soul, as well as Toronto’s daily, 24Hours Newspaper and his native Barbados national newspaper, The Nation, amongst others. Online you can find features and interviews on such sites as SoundSlam, UKHH, HipHop.ch, HipHopCanada, IllHill, MVRemix, Urban Connectionz and many more. The socially conscious album V.I.A.L.E.N.C.E. was also chosen one of the Top Ten Albums of the Year by RapReviews.

Jair Dynast recently collaborated with Latin‐American rapper, MC Magic who had a number of songs on Billboard's Top 50. Produced by Jair, the song is expected to impact radio nationwide in 2009 and will add a new dimension to MC Magic's already popular talkbox sound (given to him by Roger Troutman of Zapp) that is similar to auto‐tune now made famous by T‐Pain.

Jair Dynast is set to continue engaging his constantly growing international fan base with his monthly Vanguard Series. His innovative, metaphor‐laden style of rap continues to live up to what some music critics refer to as “one of Hip Hop's most prolific artists”. The Vanguard series is already getting rave reviews with the buzz single, "Simple Plan" making the rounds on top rap music blogs.

“Simple Plan” has already gone viral since its release via video in October 2008 gaining thousands of views on Imeem(4k+), Vimeo(16k+) and YouTube(11k+) and is available on iTunes among other major online retailers worldwide. His current single, the lighthearted yet intelligent street wear anthem “My Style”, has now been serviced nationally. It has recently been added at Canada’s Urban FM Flow93.5 with the music video being serviced shortly. The next single “Art of Invention” has already sparked a buzz on the internet with over 3,000 downloads in one day of release and now currently has over 10,000 downloads via a zshare link on JairDynast.net. Paying tribute to Inventors of African descent, the “Art of Invention” music video, after just over a week of release on YouTube, has over 5,000 views. With monthly releases scheduled from The Vanguard Series, expect to hear and see Jair Dynast everywhere!

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