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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Band Hip Hop Hip Hop




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"Like This feat. Infamous" available on Jango radio (music video available on YouTube)

"How I'll Make It" E.P. available on iTunes.

"The AntiBayn" mixtape available at



Born and raised in West Tulsa, Jarrod Crawford (aka Bayn) grew up with music all around him. Thanks to his father, uncle, and grandfather who were all part of a gospel quartet. Growing up, he mostly listened to gospel music, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash. Though as he got older, he began to take on a different style of music in the form of hip hop.
Inspired by artists such as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Busta Rhymes, Nas, and 2pac he began to write lyric after lyric in his bedroom over instrumentals he had found online. At that time, it was hard to get the young Bayn to listen to anything else musically. Though not impossible.

Jarrod (Bayn) took creative writing classes through high school, and made friends with people who introduced him to a whole other genre of music entirely: Metal. It was then he formed the band with lead guitarist Jonathan Williams (later the lead guitarist of Capital Lights) Ever Since Tomorrow, where he exercised his creative mind for the first time seriously and put it to song. Shortly after the demise of his metal band he joined another post-hardcore/indie mesh band called Captions, who gained a solid following in the Tulsa scene before their breakup.
After performing with two bands, Jarrod opened up his laptop and started making hip hop, this time making his own instrumentals. Coining the name Bayn after his favorite DC Comic villain. He has since joined the group The Outsiders(a collection of local hip hop artists, and b-boy dancers), released a full length album entitled And If You Havent Heard The Name as well as a mixtape called The Big Bayn Theory that can be found on Jarrod has also released an EP (see photo) entitled How Ill Make It found on iTunes and in the store section.

He has played numerous shows in Tulsa at venues including: Red Ultra Lounge, The Marquee, Crystal Pistol, Eclipse Cultural House, Back Alley Blues and BBQ, The Shrine and played EvoFest and Free Tulsa alongside fellow Outsider Alan Doyle. You can also hear him Monday through Friday on 97.5 KMODs "The Big Mad Morning Show" performing their intro song.
Focused and ambitious he lives by the words in his song Ive got to make it, aint nobody gonna stop me!