Max “Dread” Minaya
Max Dread 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 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 was featured in the 2017 Reggae Festival Guide Magazine, world wide,
headlining with reggae music legends as Peter Tosh, Bob Marley among many others great ones. Max
resently released world wide his new single «Si pudieras Ser Inocente», Featuring Dominican
Urban/Reggae artist «VillanoSam», «Titanes», and working in new projects and tours, among other
things. Also in the year 2017, he tour the east coast of the U.S.A. He has performed in concert with
artists such as Alex Matos, 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
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 USA; 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. The internationally
recognized singles “Rastaman Say A Prayer” and “Mammy Linda” released in 2004, were reviewed in
the Reggae Music Reviews Magazine in Los Angeles California USA 2005. Also Max Dread Minaya was
featured in the E-guide Magazine (Reggae Festival E-Guide Magazine) in Nevada USA with the songs
«Las Mujeres» and «No Conquiste» in 2010.
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» in 2011 and a third album “Soon to prevail” by Hand Cancel and Minaya Music Inc,
plan to be release also in 2011 or 2012 . 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 USA.
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.Itunes.com;
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»,
«Titanes» among other live concerts.
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.
Max Dread Minaya was featured in the international TV show “Encuentro Latino”,
www.EncuentrolatinoTv.com, live interview and music video “Estranjeros”, show number 144 aired on
May 8, 2010, on Television Dominicana, Telemundo, Univision, direct TV, Dishnetwork, Cox, Comcast
Boston De Noche, Channel 26, Cuenca Vision, Boston MA, and De Noche Con Manny also in Cuenca
Vision channel 26 among other shows. In the Dominican in the international recognized channel
“Telemicro international” in the show “Gozalo” 2009.
Many of Max Dread Minaya’s album has been sold internationally and many of singles has been played
in radio stations and clubs in many countries, Including countries in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean,
South America and in the United States of America.
You can find more about Max in his web pages at www.Facebook.com/MaxDreadMinayaMusic
www.Myspace.com/wwwmyspacecommaxdread; www.Google.com, Search: Max Dread Minaya;
www.Univision.com, Search: Max Dread Minaya, www.Youtube.com, Search: Max Dread Minaya