Max “Dread” Minaya
Max Minaya is the second oldest child of eight children, three from his house hold family, the other four from his biological father. Max was born In June of 1978, in Puerto Plata, In the Dominican Republic. Max is a writer, poet and composer. He inspire to write poetry and composes and sings about issues of life, world happenings, culture, equal rights and Justice, Injustice and most of all peace on this earth.
Max is a college graduate, graduating from the University Of Massachusetts obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Law, with a Bachelor Degree in Spanish. Max “Dread” Minaya also earned his Master Degree from Cambridge College in 2005, in the field of Business Management Administration. He started composing because of what he felt witnessing injustice among races because of believe, appearance, Background, or by the simplicity of Color. Also by the consequences of the Phenomenon “War”.
A lot of Innocents perishing , poor and still hungry. Proud of his Dominican Heritage “I Have no Barriers, as We all People, one blood one life.” Rastafari Live! , Jesus Christ Live!, The Almighty Live! Togetherness shall bring peace!
Max “Dread” Minaya has performed in concert with artists as Red Rat, Dominic Marte, Dominican Republic legend Beny Sadel, Bachata singer Rafy Dias, Merengue Sensation July July, Barbados own Lady Lee, Jamaican singer Journalist Bandoo and Reggae legend sons, Stephen Marley, Kymani Marley and dancehall super star Spraga Benz and others.
Max has an Album in Store “America” Released by Hill top Records In Los Angeles California in March of 2002, Which he Co-Composed. Among other Albums by Hill top Records, Hill top Country released on in June of 2003, Country Magic released in May of 2003, and the Gospel Album In the beginning also released on June of 2003. WWW.Hilltoprecords.com Amerecord, America At War released on July of 2003 , and Star Route U.S.A in Hollywood CA . WWW.Amerecord.biz He also released his solo Album “Message From De Heart”, released in February of 2003 by Minaya Music Inc and Mass Pyke Productions.
Message From De Heart was reviewed in the August 2004 Dancehall issue reggae update of The Beat Magazine, Los Angeles California; headlining with Zizzla Kalongi, Gregory Isaacs, Delroy Wilson, Taper Zukie, Jamaican All Stars Right Tracks, Ivy Queen, Ms Thing, Patra, Tanya Stephens, Lady Saw, Kevin Little, Buju Banton and Burning Spear among others.
Also Max Dread Minaya was featured in the E-guide Magazine with the songs «Las Mujeres» and «No Conquiste» in 2010. Max “Dread” Minaya released his single «Rastaman say a prayer» and a second song «Mammy Linda» in 2004. Max is also currently working on another album entitled “The Book of Teachings” to be release in 2011 on his own label Minaya Music Inc.
Max Dread Minaya is also working on another album entitled «Perseverance» also to be release in 2011 and a third album not yet named by Hand Cancel and Minaya Music Inc to be release also in 2011 . In 2009 Max was also featured in the compilation «Sample Loco» single «Las Mujeres», featuring Lady Lee, released by Hand Cancel Label in New York.
In 2007 Max Dread Minaya released » Max Dread Minaya sampler Album» and in 2009 the album «Money is it? of his own label MinayaMusicInc. Albums can be purchase at www.Cdbaby.com; www.Kornerstore.net; www.Amazon.com among others sites. Music Videos and live concerts can be view at wwwYoutube.com, available «Estranjeros» and «Rompes Corazones» among others.
Max “Dread” Minaya was nominated for the 2006 Urban Music Awards for best male in the Caribbean and Latin category and in 2008 for best male in the Caribbean and Latin Category and best single «Reggaeton pal mundo» in Boston, MA.
You can find more about Max in his web pages at www.MinayaMusicInc.com and or www.reggaemusicreviews.com; and www.Myspace.com/MaxMinaya
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