Featured Artiste: ZAYNE

Like many other artists before him, Dwayne Haase,more popularly known as Zayne, started off singingon the church choir. As a young man, Zayne spent asignificant amount of time in the Portland communityof Jamaica. He lived with his grandfather who owneda sound system, something that Zayne found quitefascinating back then.

Whenever the opportunity was granted, Zayne wouldmess around with his grandfather’s sound. Hefrequently sang in youth groups and at Sunday schoolbut soon began to slowly transition from singinggospel to more secular songs. His inspiration camefrom artists such as Buju Banton, Jah Cure, Sizzla,Bob Marley and other culture based entertainers.Outside of music, Zayne has always had an interest inaircraft engineering. It was that interest that wouldconsistently pull him away from his music.

While inPortland he attended Norwich Primary School, andthen went on to Port Antonio High. He only spenttwo years at Port Antonio High because he relocatedto St. Andrew, where he completed his high schooleducation at Papine. His pursuit for a degree inaircraft engineering landed him at the NationAviation Academy in Tampa, Florida.

While in Florida, Zayne began to realize that he wason his way to accomplishing one of his dreams(becoming an aircraft engineer) but the other(becoming an artist), was being neglected. By 2009he started to take frequent trips to Jamaica where hewould voice for producers such as Red Boom, DigitalSham, Benji and others. And whenever possible, heperforms at stage shows in and around Petersburg andTampa in Florida.Over the past two years, Zayne has recorded several singles such as “my hero”, “striptease”, “party in JA” and “look how long”. He has done work with record labels like

Frenz For Real, Hard At Work, Money Green and Digitalize Records. Zayne is currentlycompiling tracks for his upcoming mix CD entitled “The Walk Of Life”, which is slatedto be out by January 2012.Free time is not a luxury Zayne can afford as he now spends his days being both a fulltime recording artist as well as a student. He is currently working on a brand new single,called “too much killing” which will be added to the upcoming mix CD.
He says that hewill never stop doing music as in doing it he finds a peace and a joy that is unexplainable. Zayne is not currently signed to any production house but is represented by Frenz ForReal Music. Persons wanting to contact him may do so by emailing Omar Benjamin atffrentraps@gmail.com or calling (876) 448-0697.Fans and supporters may follow him on all his social sites: Facebook/cushzayne,Twitter/zayne_cushmoney, Youtube/cushzayne and Reverbnation/zayne