After Eastern Commerce, Jair traveled to Connecticut in pursuit of a basketball scholarship achieving success at a Division I JUCO in Texas. However, fate was unkind to Jair a year into his athletic scholarship - he was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a condition that often kills young athletes suddenly.
Jair, means ‘one whom God has enlightened’
His debut album, V.I.A.L.E.N.C.E., achieved RapReviews Top 10 Album of the Year, along with the #1 single on the Top 30 Grassroots Hip Hop Charts. Features in Blues & Soul, Knowledge Magazines, U.K., Nation-News, Barbados, two showcases at the CMJ Music Marathon and others followed. In two months, over 34k fans have viewed Jair’s music video, ‘Simple Plan’ on: YouTube, Vimeo and Imeem combined.
Sanctioned by the TDSB, Jair will conduct 5-shows/workshops at Toronto schools for African Heritage Month and has written ‘Art of Invention’, a song paying tribute to the significant contributions African-Americans made to modern society. The song’s video and free mp3 become available from jairdynast.com in February. ThisInventionIsBlack.com will pay tribute to the inventors, highlight their contributions and offer inner-city kids a place of inspiration all year.
On February 17, Jair Dynast will deliver the Keynote Address at the Imagine Student Success Conference.