Released under Trapmonsta Entertainment, ‘Trap Caribbean’ is the debut project of the Atlanta-based hip-hop newcomer and Montego Bay native Al Rickjames, who fuses Dirty South production and song structure with island-inspired instrumentals.
Throughout his life, Al Rickjames has faced many adversaries. As a child, his mother raised him in the community of Salt Spring, which is rife with violence and poverty. He attended from Montego Bay Comprehensive High School and later moved with his father to Atlanta, GA to start a better life. But that did not happen, as in 2005 he was sentenced to a 10-year prison term, which he served fully, and he was released in 2015. Since launching his career as a rapper in 2017, he has gained a reputation as a dancehall performer, rapper, and songwriter.
Talking about “Trap Caribbean”, the album marries the sound of Atlanta’s trap music with the reggae and dancehall of Montego Bay. During the writing and recording process for his debut album, Al Rickjames saw an opportunity to explore uncharted territory, ultimately creating a unique listening experience that appeals to an array of listeners while remaining exciting and approachable. With influences from two hometowns, the album displays an interesting and incomparable authenticity and shows off a very suave and seasoned performer who is well-seasoned in his own melting pot. With songs like “Anything You Want” and “Senorita” to the cold bars and rumbling bass of “Jubee Kane” and “Jamaica”, the 15 track album packs a new wave of hip hop beats. It also features production credits from Grammy and Platinum-recognized artists including Cassius Jay, Cartier Fly, Dre Krazy, and more.
The signature style of his music has become synonymous with catchy hooks and melodies. Inspired by his communities, cultures, and Islamic brothers, he is a rising star, and nothing can stop him from achieving the success he aspires to.
“Trap Caribbean” is available for streaming across all platforms.
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