CD REVIEW: Ms. Triniti - "Ragga Hop"
By Gian F - 06/18/2006 - 05:55 PM EDT
Artist: Ms. Triniti
Album: "Ragga Hop"
Sounds Like: Jennifer Lopez
Technical Grade: 8
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10
Commercial Value: 10
Overall Talent Level: 9
Songwriting Skills: 9
Performance Skill: 9
Best Songs: Fa Da Luv Of Da Dancehall, Boungce Along, No Stoppin Wi, I Remember, Ain't No Question
Weakness: Sonic quality can be improved
CD Review: Ms. Trinity who was born to a Trinidadian Father, and an American Mother, and then raised between the UK and the Caribbean and now resides in LA, sent me a project that showcases her singing and songwriting skills while defining a unique genre of music that she refers to as "Ragga Hop," which sounds like Reggae, Hip Hop, R&B, and at times, Pop.
A seasoned performer who was signed to and released from Sony/Columbia, has recorded with almost every major Producer in her genre, including Salaam Remi, Troyton Rami (Gimme di Light), Lenky Marsden (Get Busy), Steve Moralis, Sly and Robbie, Scientist, and Dave Kelly (Dude), and is currently touring with Sean Paul all over the USA, as well as in Japan, itís obvious that Ms. Triniti is not your average artist trying to merely "get her music out there." She is on a collision course with stardom that canít be avoided.
Her repertoire which features future dancehall classics, "For Da Luv Of Da Dancehall," and "Boungce Along," benefit from the support of well-produced videos, but can easily succeed on their own musical merit. She is relentless in her pursuit of the perfect song to motivate you to the dance floor. If previous efforts fail, she is sure to get you there on "No Stopping Wi."
While Ms. Trinity may have a cosmopolitan background and international music influences, she shrewdly and strategically included songs on this project that are designed to appease the rigid formatting of U.S. radio without compromising or diluting her identity. Her most commercial track, "I Remember," which represents the softer side of Ragga Hop with its angelic chorus and Pop flavored melodies, is her calling card even though it only gives U.S listeners a glimpse of whatís in store.
Advice: Just remember, Beyonce was released from her first record deal. Your time is coming, and when it gets here, you will be better prepared to capitalize on it. There's No Stopping Wi.
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