By Idrees Khan
Twenty-three-year-old music producer and engineer Maroon Riddimz shows how it is possible to cater to a diverse audience through music with a self-produced project. The release of his new compilation album titled “American immigrants: 2nd Generation” exceeds mainstream boundaries from what listeners would typically expect to hear from an album or mixtape release.
Artists or producers usually release projects marketed to their specific fan base that enjoys the genre of music they create. Maroon Riddimz markets to people like him, second generation immigrants who enjoy modern musical diversity. The project contains self-written skits and 5 different genres, including the introduction of “Househall” — Maroon’s original genre from the fusion of new age Electronic Dance Music with bashment style Dancehall. House, Trap, Reggae and Hip-Hop are the other styles found in the mix, and every track is produced and mixed by Maroon himself. Overall, the diverse project contains 30 tracks in total — a full 79 minute CD of entertainment!
Born in the United States, descending from Jamaican parents and raised in South Florida, Maroon grew up in a melting pot of cultures.
“As a second-generation immigrant, being open to different types of music is definitely more common than uncommon here. I don’t feel that I would experience music the same way without growing up in such a diverse part of America.”
While constantly being inspired from different musical fulfillments, Maroon always enjoyed taking on the challenge of learning and practicing the different rhythms, patterns and techniques of various musical styles until he eventually began to form his own unique sound.
The first project launched by Maroon Riddimz titled “The Compilation”, was another release of various artists containing an eclectic mix of Reggae/Dancehall, House, Latin and Hip-Hop. This previous street album featured his urbanely popular “West Pines Riddim” which featured big acts such as dancehall legend Vybz Kartel, Konshens and many others. However, this independent producer from West Pembroke Pines isn’t finished with legends, as he features Jamaica’s own Sizzla Kalonji with “Girlfriend Whine Up,” premiering as the first single on the new “American Immigrants” compilation. If you think Sizzla is on a reggae “riddim” you’re in for a surprise.
Maybach Music Group (MMG) rapper Gunplay is also featured on an original trap mix. Get ready, because this project is a lot different from the last. Different from any project you’ve ever downloaded.
You’re invited into the shared perspective of the multi-cultural second generation American Immigrants. Step into the world of Maroon Riddimz and download “American Immigrants: 2nd Generation” for free from the website link below.