Haystak

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Haystak
Birth name Jason Winfree
Also known as Haystak (Mak Million)
Born (1973-03-22) March 22, 1973 (age 42)
Origin Lebanon, Tennessee, Tennessee, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1998–present
Labels Koch Records, 40 West Records, Def Jam South, Haystak, Inc.,
Associated acts Big Snap

Haystak (born Jason Winfree, March 22, 1973) is an American Southern rap musician from Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Early life[edit]

Winfree was born to teenage parents in Lebanon, Tennessee, outside of Nashville. and was raised by grandparents. At the age of 15, he was arrested and convicted for bringing Valium and cocaine to school at age 15. He served two years and when he was released began a music career. He rapped about his life as so-called "white trash," exploring the social dimensions of being white and underprivileged in the South. In the late 1990s, he signed with a local rap label, Street Flavor, and began a business relationship with 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 began promoting his work. The attention attracted the label 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 has been featured on the documentary White Boyz Can't Rap and the film Hustle & Flow where he played the DJ named Mickey.[2][3]

Haystak collaborated with fellow Nashville 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 November 19, 2013.[5]

Haystak was arrested on a charge of rape on on February 17, 2006. Haystak was convicted of assault, fear of bodily injury after he pled guilty. He was given a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days and was instead sent to probation.[6]

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
[10]

  • They Should Have Killed Me

Released: January 04, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haystak - Biography". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Haystak". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Hustle & Flow (2005)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Strictly Business by Haystak & Jelly Roll". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Business as Usual by Haystak & Jelly Roll". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Haystak". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Street Flavor Mixtape, Vol. 1 by Various Artists". Itunes.apple.com. 2006-05-16. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - B.O.S.S. Mixtape, Vol. 1 by Haystak". Itunes.apple.com. 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  10. ^ "Haystak - Chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 

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