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Rast Dias a Unique Reggae Dancehall Talent, Set to Make Massive Impact in the Music Industry Upps & Active

September 17
11:30 2022


Rast Dias was born in Mt. Peasant, Hanover, on August 10, 1986, he was a young man with great ambition in the music industry. Adrian Dalando Dias who would later be known to Jamaica and the rest of the world as “Rast Dias” was determined to make his imprint on the music industry one day. Rast Dias was no stranger to the music world, showed great interest in music from as early as three years old. He recalled having fond memories of learning to change records on his father’s sound system known as the “Gangsta Force”. That was just the beginning of more incredible things to come, as later he would be changing more than records but also making records of his own.

His early educational days began at the Malcolm Heights Primary in Hanover before he migrated to Kingston at the age of seven to live with a lady that he called grandma Ms. Francis as his mother had migrated to the UK. There he settled at Slipe Pen Road, Hannah Town where he went to further his education at the Chetolah Park Primary School. Being the budding musician that he was, he began displaying such traits in the classrooms as he would have countless musical clashes with his peers and he would come out on top. After graduating, Rast Dias went on to St. Annie’s High School where he continued to display his dominant clashing characteristics in the classroom. His selections would include pieces from other famous Jamaican artists that had influenced his career from a youth, such as Capleton, Bob Marley, Garnet Silk, Sanchez, Vybz Kartel and a few others. But little did he know that his education would soon come to an early halt. With the beginning of the war with West Kingston and Hannah Town which lasted for almost a year, Rast Dias was unable to continue his studies and was forced to stop attending school at the age of fifteen. During this time he began learning a “backyard” trade-in mechanical engineering, helping out mechanics nearby in the community and receiving small stipends which he would use to assist in paying for his studio sessions as well as for personal savings.

A year later after the tension in the community had died he went on to attend the Edith Dalton James Community College to complete a HEART certification in Mechanical Engineering. He was one who believed in having options and if by any chance he was unable to fulfil his musical career he would have had another option waiting on him. Upon the completion of his certificate, he was granted a work experience at KIG motors. With this new change in his career, came about a change for new surroundings. Still longing to be the great entertainer he knew he was destined to be, he went and resided in Trench Town. He wanted to be where Reggae music had all started and there was no place better than the “heartbeat” of Reggae music, the “Mecca” of Reggae music; Trench Town. After three (3) years of working he was laid off from his job. Being a young 19-year-old, with no job and his special skills in auto mechanic and music, he decided to take his music career head on and began visiting the studio more often than he did in the past years.


He started visiting the party scenes a lot with dancers such as Fancy Face, Passa Passa, and Hot Mondays just to name a few who all helped to boost his music career. It was shortly after he recorded his first single “Buil and tek a pill” renamed (Money bag). With little knowledge about the business side of the industry, his slangs “Way Up deh and A swear to yuh” became a big hit, but it was a hit bigger than he was able to control and with that, he was not reaping the benefits. He then decided to take a break from it all, to fully understand what he was getting himself into and went back to his hometown for about four years. Even though he had a little regret at how things were played out for his first single, he did not let that hinder him from achieving his musical goals and so he still continued doing music.

He was lucky enough to be booked for a few shows such as Mini-miss Kingsway and IrieFm Roadshow- Lucea across the island. With his confidence back in check and him regaining mental strength again he decided it was now time for him to return to Trench Town to start anew. Upon his arrival one of his most famous slang was born; “Banginz and Upps nuh fluckz”. Then the song “Upps” was voiced on the “Yah So Nice” riddim. Things took a turn for the better as Rast Dias was now getting booked for shows in and out of his new community. He made performances at a show at Waves Beach, Jungle Jamboree and some of the schools in the community such as Trench Town High and STATHS, Kingston Technical and Tivoli Gardens High. With his career now a steady path, with one of his songs “Is This Love” getting frequent rotation on the HItz92 Fm and Suncity Radio station, the Management team was One Shot Entertainment releasing Rast Dias EP called “Everything’s just Upps.” RastDias is on the rise, a budding entertainer with great potential and determination who wants the world to be on the look-out for his great talent. Late singles present and Bad Yoh Bad yuh bad click and check out Rast Dias Network

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