New York based, Latin singer, Dynasty, has been thrilling the Latin community for years with his brand of Dancehall music. He has developed a steady following which has grown consistently, stretching across the United States and even into Canada. Dynasty says that he is now ready to introduce himself to the hardcore dancehall massive both in Jamaica and around the world.
Dynasty was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, to parents of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, and then ventured over to the US at the early age of 8. He was raised in the musical melting pot of Brooklyn, New York, in the tough neighborhood of East New York. The culturally rich Jamaican, Trinidadian, and Guyanese influenced allowed him to experience the essence of pure Caribbean culture – good food and tantalizing rhythms. It was there during his youth, he witnessed the birth of Dancehall music in the U.S.A. He would hear hit songs blasting from local record shops by veterans like Shabba Ranks, Ninja Man, Cutty Ranks and Papa San. “I fell in love with reggae the first time I heard it. I remember when I was 10, I locked myself up in the room with a reggae cassette and listened to it over and over for the entire day, I was infatuated with it,” Dynasty reminisced.
By the time he was 11 years old, he was already sneaking into local dancehall clubs absorbing the culture and the scene. He would then go on and see the arrival of a new generation of deejays. But it wasn’t until he heard Super Cat’s superb vocal style that would inspire him to learn and sing in patois and shape him into the artist he is today.
When the 2004 explosion of Reggaeton became main stream, Dynasty teamed up with Giovanni “Padrino” Suarez creating a fusion of Reggaeton, Dancehall Reggae rhythms and Spanglish lyrics for two years. During that time, they went on a 15 city tour, where they performed all over the U.S. at events such as the Billboard Latin Music Conference, Calle Ocho, Latin GRAMMY, Street Parties, Reggaeton on the River, and in numerous festivals throughout The United States of America, South America and some Spanish speaking Caribbean islands. They shared the stage with big acts like Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon, Busta Rhymes, Wisiny Yandel, Notch, Alexis y Fido, Beenie Man, Pitbull, Kat De Luna, Toby Love, NORE, and Juelz Santana, to name a few.
Dynasty’s connection with reggae had always been apparent, incorporating it into any song collaboration he has worked on but in 2006 he decided to focus solely on his first true love: Reggae. Since then he has performed as a solo artist and has recently opened up for Serani and Buju Banton on Hot97’s Metro PCS 5 Borough Takeover Tour in 2009. “The culture is in my blood, Reggae is my life, it’s what I feel.” He started recording over Jamaican riddims and ever since then, he’s been doing what he loves, making him what he is today: a brilliant, multi-faceted Dancehall singer and songwriter ready to excite and inspire the youth and energize the industry with the music he loves so much.
Currently, Dynasty has gain a lot of buzz from collaborations with Don Omar on “Hasta Abajo” and Plan B’s Si No Le Contesto (Remix)” alongside Lumidee, Tito ‘El Bambino’ “Llama al Sol (Remix)” . He also jumped in the studio with Kush Gang/Rocafella rapper, Memphis Bleek. The newest collaboration's are SLIM from the hit R&B group 112, scottie boy (Maybach Music Group), Reaggeton artist Sir Speedy Also Queensbridge's Microphone Maestro Cormega.
He is now putting the finishing touches on his debut album and will be performing in front of thousands of screaming fans on his first European tour (December 2012 – February 2013).
Listen to a medley mix of Dynasty’s music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfITcwisC-I
Download Dynasty’s music: http://www.mediafire.com/?1q5rb8zm02i588w
PS: Photo of Dynasty by Richard Tardif