Haystak is a rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is known for his work with the hip-hop group Crucial Conflict and his solo career. In 2017, he released his debut album “The Art of Hustle.”
Haystak is a rapper from Ohio. He has been in the rap game for over two decades and is most well-known for his song What’s My Age Again? which has been featured on several TV shows including The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Gossip Girl.
Tennessee rapper Haystak blended his huge image with self-reflective honesty as he burst into the Southern rap scene in the late 1990s. Haystak, unlike many of his Southern contemporaries, did not embrace materialism and greed; instead, he rapped about his existence as “white trash,” addressing the social aspects of being white and poor in the South. Following in the footsteps of contemporaries Eminem and Bubba Sparxxx, Haystak found it easier to get recognition in an industry that had previously shunned white rappers, especially those from rural areas.
Haystak was born Jason Winfree in Lebanon, Tennessee, to young parents and raised by his grandparents. He grew up in poor circumstances. As he grew older, he resorted to criminality, eventually being caught at the age of 15 for taking Valium and cocaine to school. Haystak resorted to rap music as a way out after completing a two-year term, but few gave the enormous country kid a chance to succeed. He overcame the odds by teaming up with a local rap label, Street Flavor, and producers Kevin Grisham and Sonny Paradise in the late 1990s.
Haystak’s first album, Mak Million, was released in 1998, followed two years later by Car Fulla White Boys. Haystak had amassed a sizable regional following by this time, with underground hardcore rap magazine Murder Dog championing him in particular. The subsequent buzz drew Koch Records’ attention, which signed Haystak and re-released Car Fulla White Boys in late summer 2000. Koch released Haystak’s third album, The Natural, two years later.
Haystak’s releases started steadily ascending the Billboard charts towards the end of the aughts, with 2009’s Came a Long Way, 2010’s Hard 2 Love, and 2012’s Strictly Business, a duet with Jelly Roll, all breaking into the R&B/Hip-Hop Top 100. When the followup to that album, Business as Usual, was published in 2013, it reached number 11 on the Heatseekers list. On his 22nd album, Still Standing, Haystak’s gravelly harshness gave way to deeper contemplation, bringing him into Everlast and late-era Kid Rock territory.
Haystak is a rapper who has been rapping since the early 1990s. He was born in 1988 and he has released five albums. His first album, The Truth, came out in 2008 and it spawned two singles, I’m So Hood and Ghetto Love.