DYNASTY THE PRINCE OF DANCEHALL

DYNASTY THE PRINCE OF DANCEHALL

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Biography

Dynasty, Edward Veras, 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, Trini, and Guyanese influenced atmosphere indulged him into experiencing the essence of pure Caribbean culture - good food and tantalizing rhythms. It was here during his youth, where he witnessed the birth of Dancehall in the U.S. He would hear hit songs blasting from local record shops by veterans like Shabba Ranks, Ninjaman, 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 riddims 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, Festival, Calle Ocho, Latin GRAMMY ® Street Parties, Reggaeton on the River, and abroad in numerous festivals throughout the U.S., The Caribbean and South America. They shared the stage with big name acts like Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon, Busta Rhymes, Wisin y 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, and 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. Lately, he has been in the studio with Superstars from different genres like Don Omar, Tito El Bambino, Plan B, R Kelly, Memphis Bleek, Redman just to name a few. He recently inked a single album deal with Interscope Digital to release his 1st Album titled, The Prince of Dancehall with dropped on July 4th, 2011.

Discography

His 1st single titled “Come Over”, has gained over 600,000 views on YouTube. He continues to perform in front of thousands of fans in sold-out concerts and is getting ready to go on a 10 City Promo Tour to support the album. Dynasty explains “I love it when my fans, especially the teens sing along to all my songs because I do this for them. They are my true inspiration and my loyal followers. I wouldn’t be here without them”