Jamaican artiste and producer Trackstarr is currently working on his latest project – the Tri-State Riddim, which will feature the best dancehall artistes out of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The main goal of the riddim is for additional promotion for Trackstarr’s productions in the US and to build a strong foundation with selectors and Djs in the Tri-State area. At the same time Trackstarr also wants more exposure for young dancehall talent in the Diaspora as those young artistes rarely get the exposure they deserve and very little opportunity to shine and display their talents. Ideally the Tri-State Riddim brings together Jamaican and US talent and play everywhere without limitations by any boarders.
Sound wise the Tri-State Riddim is all about an old school dancehall style. Trackstarr says he wanted to keep the project “real authentic” so he went retro for his latest production.
The artistes featured on the Tri-State Riddim are Haskell from Connecticut, who has been working with Trackstarr also on previous projects as well as New Breed from New York. Rally Bop is representing for the Bronx and has already recorded his song. Overall there will be 12 to 15 artistes featured on the riddim including also producer Trackstarr himself as an artiste as he has recently experienced success with his single releases ’Can’t Wait No longer” and “Gyal Anthem”.
The Tri-State Riddim is set to be released in March 2012 followed by other major projects throughout the summer and fall of 2012 so listen out!