Staynn pens Survivor

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Staynn is thanking his lucky stars that he walked away largely unscathed after a serious accident just outside Atlanta, Georgia.

“I was coming from the studio last month when one of my tyres blew out and the car flipped three times and sent me over a ditch. Mi just brace between the steering wheel and the car seat — ah Jesus Christ mi say — and mi walk out like a big man without a single scratch,” he said.

He has written a song about the incident called Survivor, which he will be releasing next month on his own Staynn Music label.

“Things have been very hectic for me. I am going to school and I have to be dealing with the aftermath of the accident,” he said.

Also known in dancehall circles as Big Wayne, Staynn (given name Dwayne Campbell) was born in Kingston. He grew up in the community of Maxfield Park where he attended Rousseau Primary School and later moved on to Norman Manley High School.

Encouraged by his father, Hubert “Daddy Ants” Campbell and uncle Lloyd Hemmings, he fell in love with music.

“My father, Daddy Ants, and Sugar Minott were the founders of Youthman Promotion Sound back in 1980 alongside Colorman, where he was a selector and reggae artiste; so I was always inspired to do music,” he said.

Staynn said he recorded a few songs but did not get the proper promotion. He migrated to the United States two years ago where he worked as a barber. He is currently getting rotation on the Atlanta dancehall scene.

His other songs include Mek A Baby, Big Dreams, Donkey, and Staynn.




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