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Haystak

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Haystak (born Jason Winfree, March 22, 1973) is an American Southern rap musician from Nashville,Tennessee, United States. Haystak has released 20 albums several capitalizing on his image as a portly white rap artist who helped create the underground “hick-hop” movement.

Years Active: 1998-present
Label: Koch Records, 40 West Records, Real Talk Ent.
Best Known Song:  “Car Fulla White Boys

Jason Winfree aka Haystak 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. 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. 

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 & Flowwhere he played the DJ named Mickey.

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. The sequel Business As Usual was released on November 19, 2013.

Haystak’s songs and videos have garnered controversy while attracting more than 30 million hits on YouTube. Songs like “All By Myself,” “Nashville” and “Bonnie and Clyde” helped him build a large Internet fan base despite the fact he’s rarely had major label support. “My First Day,” a track from the 2006 album Portrait of a White Boy, has become a recovery anthem due to its intimate depiction of opiate withdrawal.

Haystak also had a minor speaking role in the critically acclaimed 2005 film Hustle and Flow.

Haystak is a registered sex offender.

Arrests for Sexual Assault and Rape

In 1997 Haystak had his first run in with the law for rape with a statutory rape charge. The charge was later reduced to misdemeanor assault and he successfully completed a one-year term of probation, according to the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk’s Office.

This case made Haystak a registered sex offender for life. In an online video on youtube, he addresses the claims, admits guilt, and says he was 21 and had sex with a minor who was 17. There have been several reports that this wasn’t the case and the victim was much younger. The only exact info every known on the victim was that she might have 16 years young, and appeared in court at 17 but this hasn’t been proven.

In 2004 Haystak was arrested for statutory rape. The case was later pleaded down to what would to amount to a misdemeanor.

Haystak was arrested on a charge of rape 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.

In 2014 Haystak for sexual assault. After a show in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he performed at a concert with several other artists, Haystak allegedly tried to sexually assault a 31-year-old woman.

Haystak had left Iowa by the time a warrant was issued for his arrest but it didn’t take long for the law to catch up with him after he showed up in Kansas City for a Nov. 20 concert.

At the time of this arrest in 2014, Haystak was on a diversion program for assault in Wilson County, Tennessee. Court records show that Haystak still has charges pending, and it is yet to be determined if Wilson County will revoke his diversionary status.

 

 

Discography

  • Mak Million

Released: September 15, 1999

  • Car Fulla White Boys

Released: July 20, 2000

  • The Natural

Released: July 23, 2002

  • Return Of The Mak Million

Released: February 4, 2003

  • Portrait Of A White Boy

Released: October 19, 2004

  • From Start to Finish

Released: July 26, 2005

  • The New South

Released: September 19, 2005

  • The Southwest Connection

Released: May 2, 2006

  • Crackavelli

Released: March 20, 2007

  • Paleface, Feast Or Famine

Released: July 4, 2007

  • Hard 2 Love

Released: August 26, 2008

  • Cracks The Safe

Released: September 2, 2008

  • Street Flavor

Released: February 9, 2009

  • Haystak & Oktaine, Double Jeopardy

Released: March 29, 2009

  • The Natural II

Released: May 12, 2009

  • Came A Long Way

Released: July 21, 2009

  • Trash Life

Released: May 15, 2010

  • Easy 2 Hate

Released: November 30, 2010

  • Haystak & Jelly Roll – Strictly Business

Released: December 3, 2011

  • Haystak & Jelly Roll – Business As Usual

Released: November 19, 2013

  • Walking Tall

Released: April 8, 2014

External Links

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