Haystak

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Haystak
Birth name Jason Winfree
Also known as Haystak (Mak Million)
Born (1973-03-22) March 22, 1973 (age 41)
Origin Lebanon, Tennessee, Tennessee, United States
Genres Southern rap
Years active 1998–present
Labels Global Alliance Ent. (current) Merge Entertainment, In The Paint, Koch Records, 40 West Records, Real Talk Ent., Street Flavor, Def Jam South, Siccness.net, Haystak, Inc., Sic Sound Records (former)
Associated acts JellyRoll, Oktaine, Brabo Gator

Haystak is a Southern rap musician. Born Jason Winfree in Nashville, TN, to teenage parents and raised by his grandparents, Haystak grew up among impoverished surroundings. He turned to crime as he came of age, ultimately getting busted for bringing Valium and cocaine to school at age 15. After serving a two-year sentence, Haystak turned to rap music as his salvation. Initially known best for being a huge white-boy rapper from Tennessee, Haystak overcame his anomalous status with time as listeners learned to cherish his sincerity. Unlike many of his Southern peers, Haystak did not embrace materialism and greed; he rapped about his life as so-called "white trash," exploring the social dimensions of being white and underprivileged in the South. Few gave the mammoth country boy a chance to succeed, however.

In the late '90s he defied the odds by aligning himself with a local rap label, Street Flavor, and producers Kevin Grisham and Sonny Paradise. The partnership resulted in Mak Million, Haystak's 1998 debut album, followed two years later by Car Fulla White Boys. By this point Haystak had garnered a substantial regional following, and underground hardcore rap publication Murder Dog especially championed the blossoming rapper. The ensuing buzz attracted Koch Records, who signed Haystak and re-released Car Fulla White Boys in late summer 2000. Two years later, Koch released Haystak's third album, The Natural.[1]

Haystak released his latest solo album entitled Easy 2 Hate on November 30, 2010 through Haystak, Inc. Haystak is married and has two children. In addition to rap music, he embarked on an acting career; he was featured in the documentary White Boyz Can't Rap and the film Hustle & Flow where he played the DJ named Mickey.[2][3]

Haystak collaborated with Nashville, Tennessee native JellyRoll on the album Strictly Business in 2011 which peaked at 67 on the Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, and 16 on the Top Heatseekers Albums Chart.[4] The sequel Business As Usual was released on 11/19/13.[5]

Haystak was originally from Lebanon, Tennessee. He claims Nashville because Lebanon is outside Nashville. Haystak's latest song is "Where I've Been", based on his life and what he has learned. On Dec 17, 1997 was accused of Statutory Rape. He was arrested on this charge Jan 9, 2004. Court records indicate the case was closed. Also, he was accused of rape on Oct 19, 1997. He was arrested on this charge on Feb 17, 2006. Haystak was convicted of assault, fear of bodily injury after he pled guilty. Sentenced to 11 months and 29 days. The sentence was suspended, and Haystak was placed on supervised probation for the 11 months and 29 days. [6]

Haystak's oficial Facebook page is www.facebook.com/OfficialHaystak

Discography[edit]

Released: September 15, 1998

Released: July 20, 2000

Released: July 23, 2002

Released: February 4, 2003

Released: October 19, 2004

Released: July 26, 2005

Released: September 19, 2005

Released: May 2, 2006

Released: March 20, 2007

Released: July 4, 2007

Released: August 26, 2008

Released: September 2, 2008

Released: February 9, 2009

Released: March 29, 2009

Released: May 12, 2009

Released: July 21, 2009

Released: May 15, 2010

Released: November 30, 2010

Released: December 3, 2011

Released: November 19, 2013

  • Walking Tall

Released: April 8, 2014

Mixtapes[edit]

  • It Aint Safe No More, The White Boy Mixtape

Released: December 31, 2004

  • C.W.B Mixtape, Blood Sweat & Years Vol. 1

Released: February 10, 2006

  • Street Flavor: The Mixtape Vol. 1 w/ Jelly Roll & Charlie P[8]

Released: May 16, 2006

  • Paleface, Straight Outta Nowhere

Released: January 18, 2007

  • B.O.S.S Mixtape Volume 1[9]

Released: October 16, 2007

  • Cake Boss Mixtape

Released: September 28, 2010

  • "The Mossy Oak Mixtape"

Released: TBA 2012
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References[edit]

http://ccc.nashville.gov/portal/pls/portal/PORTAL.ORCDYNAMICPAGEDETAILS.show?p_arg_names=a1&p_arg_values=WINFREE%7CJASON%7C03221973 http://ccc.nashville.gov/portal/pls/portal/PORTAL.CASESEARCHDEFNAMEPUBDISTV3.show?p_arg_names=a1&p_arg_values=Winfree%7CJason%7C03221973

External links[edit]

Official Facebook www.facebook.com/OfficialHaystak