Sunday, December 7, 2008


After joining forces with the largest Urban Agent in the world, ATA(American Talent Agency), Triniti landed her first tour in Ghana, where she opened for Fat Joe and Omarion , performing for thousands of African Fans, as ‘Wi Burnin hit The Motherland’s Airwaves. Weeks earlier in New York, Triniti opened for the Hottest Man in Hip Hop, ‘Lil Wayne’ for a Sold Out 10,000 seat Stadium, as well as headlining shows in Las Vegas, Chicago and LA, and then wowing Kids all over Jamaica during her Jamaican ‘School Tour’. Next up were 3 shows with T Pain, Ludacris and Beenie Man in New York.

Triniti’s steamy hip-gyrating video is currently the #1 video in Jamaica! It is also riding high on over 70 U.S Video shows as well as the Caribbean’s MTV Tempo and now, MTV Africa. ‘Wi Burnin’ has already reached number 14 on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Singles Sales Chart. After hearing the record on Jamaican radio, Beenie Man personally requested to feature on the ‘Burnin’ remix. The New Remixed Single is becoming an anthem on Jamaican radio, and is currently the in the #9 spot on the Jamaican Top 30 singles. While in the studio together, another Ms. Triniti/Beenie Man Collaboration was born; a song entitled, ‘1000 Lifetimes’, which will feature on Beenie Man’s upcoming album to be released on 357 Records/Universal.

Triniti’s previous single “Love it Like That” with Cham, was featured on his highly successful cross-over album Ghetto Story, while “Bongce Along” feat Edee peaked at 5 on Jamaica’s Top 30 Singles Chart, earning Triniti a nomination for ‘Best New Artist”, Jamaica 2007.
Currently Triniti is working on her 4th studio album for Japan where she has currently sold over 100,000 records and an additional 100,000 ringtones; she is also preparing for upcoming shows in LA, Jamaica and Zimbabwe.

In 2006, Triniti toured 13 dates with Sean Paul, and 4 with Ja Rule, in 2007 she opened for legends like Shaggy, Luciano, Elephant Man, Vybes Kartel and Maxi Priest among others. 2008 promises to be her best year yet, and STILL an Independent Artist.
Finally, Triniti continues to work on Scoring Projects, as of now her songs have been featured in over a dozen major motion pictures and TV shows including: Two for the Money starring Al Pacino, Zoom featuring Tim Allen, Like Mike II, Center Stage II and Keeping up with the Kardashians, more to come.

Listen to Ms. Triniti on our mix, episode 17. You can also check out Ms. Triniti's links and purchase her music on cdbaby.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Featured artist: Invisible Jay

Riddim Express believes it is an important role of the reggae sound system to promote reggae music and artists in every way possible. In this blog we are proud to feature and promote, Invisible Jay, a new upcoming reggae artist out of New York City. To know who Jay is and where he wants to go, is to know where Invisible Jay is coming from. Born 1985 in Kingston Jamaica, Jay has always been influenced by music as he grew up. At the tender age of 14, Jay made the decision of taking music as a full time job and he went on to pursue his dreams of becoming a Reggae Artist. Invisible Jay is an artist that writes and sings his own lyrics. In 2003, he recorded his first single titled "Girls Plenty" on the Mixx Breed riddim featuring veteran reggae artist (D.J) Major Mackrell. The track was recorded at Foundation Studio in Brooklyn N.Y(E2 Recordings)and also engineered and mixed by Ed Robinson(Known for his hit single "Knocking on Heavens Door",a remake from Bob Dylan. Jay's single "Girls Plenty" was produced by Village Entertainment and release on 45" vinyl records. Invisible Jay is part of the Foundation Nature, a reggae music crew from out of Jamaica Queens. The group includes other reggae artists such as....Dignitery, Shine- Eye, and Sane. Invisible Jay is currently hitting the studios and writing music daily, working on his upcoming album, Nothing Impossible, due to be released in 2009. So look out for this young promising reggae artist. Invisible Jay's music is in a category all by its self, something he would call culture/dancehall. He is one of the most ambitious artist that you can find in the music industry. Jay is an incredible recording artist, but he is an equally amazing performing artist, not only is he hot, he is always on fire. Jay now has his own recording studio called "Foundation Studio" located in Jamaica Queens. For booking info, singles, compilations and dubs, contact:

Invisible Jay

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Riddim Express podcast

Riddim Express would like to thank all of our listeners and subscribers for "tuning in" to our podcast. We are currently posting shows every week or every other week. Our mixes are usually one hour long and we try to post by the weekend. We have provided a variety of feed options for your convenience. We play all genres of reggae music, so there is something for everybody. Nuff love and respect for our international reggae community! Visit our podomatic

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Hip-Hop - Reggae Connection

I wanted to write a brief explanation about the connection between hip-hop and reggae music because Riddim Express, consisting of two D.J's: Jaw Breaker and Fyah Starter, developed our musical talents in the hip hop culture.

The Americas' and the Caribbean have always had a close relationship. The black Caribs - indigenous Caribbeans, traveled between the Americas and the Caribbean. The Mayans and the Arawak traveled throughout South America and into the Caribbean areas of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola or modern day Haiti/Dominican Republic as well. The slave trade brought Africans through the Caribbean for "conditioning". Many families and friends were broken up to be hauled to the Americas to work in the cotton fields as slaves, while others stayed behind in the Caribbean. Some went to Brazil and Mexico, etc. These familial and blood ties cannot be denied. It is nearly impossible to distinguish between African-Americans, Afro-Latinos, Afro-Caribbean, and African people, except by maybe dress, language and other outward cultural behaviors.

This being the case, it was inevitable that there would be cross cultural connections and similarities. This is why African-American music of the 50's and 60's had such a large impact on Jamaica at the time, leading to the rhythm pattern of Ska, a strictly Jamaican invented sound. The Jamaicans however would continue to be influenced by American DJ's, mainly from Louisiana and the South, who would hoot, holler, and chant over tunes. This led to the invention of the Jamaican DJ, a wordsmith upon the mic.

The heavy influence of musical instruments on the early years of ska and reggae produced a host of talented musicians. Combined with a civil rights and black empowerment movement, you had the birth of reggae music and the conscious movement and message of Rastafari; the Ethiopian King, who is of the seed of David from the line of Solomon.

Reggae music dominated into the late 70's, until the use of digital instruments became more affordable and readily available. This produced the digital sound of dancehall music and the song Sleng Teng is credited with being one of, if not the first "dancehall" tune. This digital sound revolution was also simultaneously taking hold in the ghettos of the U.S amongst the black youths. The song Planet Rock by African Bambaata is the typification of this movement as was sparked by the German group Numbers.

This digital music revolution made the 45" record essential for shows and now Selectas (called so because they selected the "chunes" to be played) needed this format (the 45" record) in order to deliver their music to the people through a SOUND SYSTEM. These sound systems would play for people in local towns and neighborhoods and soon replace live bands in terms of popularity in Jamaica. As sound systems began to increase in demand, more new music was needed and this demand for more music was filled by local, Jamaican artists, giving birth to the dancehall scene.

Rappers, called DJ's in Jamaica, would chat or toast upon the riddim, while entertaining the crowd. This is the format that a Jamaican named DJ Kool Herc, would bring to the inner city ghettos of New York. Thus Hip Hop was born. . .

Selecta Fyah Starter,
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