Making The Ban’'s Dylan Is Recording An Album In Jamaica: Stream His First Si”gle "No”Mind"

The dancehall-influenced Pain 2 Power will be released via’Akon's label.

<i>Making The Ban’</i>'s Dylan Is Recording An Album In Jamaica: Stream His First Si”gle "No”Mind" Getty Images/Astrid Stawiarz

In 2002, P. Diddy infamously wrangled six young rap hopefuls for the revival of sugar-pop runoff series Making The Band. The most notorious of this ragtag crew was Dylan, a young reggae vocalist from Brooklyn whose truancy from recording sessions and confrontational outbursts were the stuff of reality T.V. legend, and wound up immortalized in a famous Chappelle's Show parody, which we can only assume happened because he didn't show up to the episode shoot.

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But Dylan Dili isn't finished yet. He recently inked a deal with Akon's Konvict Music for Pain 2 Power, an upcoming dancehall-influenced album that he spent this June in Jamaica recording and shooting for, the Jamaica Gleaner reports. Dylan was born to a Grenadian mother and spent time in the Caribbean during his childhood, and his first single "Pay Dem No Mind" winds slowly through accented lyrics about dismissing shit-talkers. Is dancehall going to be mainstream again? Is Dylan going to be mainstream again? Is Akon the hero we didn't know we needed? Stream for yourself below.

Making The Ban’'s Dylan Is Recording An Album In Jamaica: Stream His First Si”gle "No”Mind"