Trinidad and Reggae are not two words often placed together in a place where the soca scene dominates. But that means when reggae does make an appearance, it must be a special case. Indeed, Jah LIght Records recording artist, Matthew Greenidge's upcoming album, Jah Rules Over All, which will be released November 5, is a special X-track tribute that both invokes and amplifies the spirit of reggae music. Inspired by social consciousness rather than hype, Greenidge is free to explore the art and power of the genre.
"I really learned how to exist with purpose through reggae music," says Greenidge.
Indeed, an organic mix of contemporary riddims and live arrangements across the album's twelve tracks build a strong and unique narrative of encouragement, resilience and hope as told through Greenidge's singjay sensibility. Fellow Trini reggae vocalists, including international recording star Queen Omega, Gyasi and King Solomon, add depth and breadth to this special project, a milestone in the history of Trinidadian reggae. Featuring production input from Trinidad and abroad such as Jahlight Records (Trinidad), One Harmony Records (UK), Flow Production (Switzerland) and Studio 53 (Trinidad), Jah Rules Over All puts everyday social commentary in a real world context, regardless of color or class.
Watch the video for the debut single, "Jah Loves Forever"…