“Jamaica’s musical influence is big, especially in the past five years in the game… we’ve influenced a lot of different forms of music, and people and genres are saying “respect” to it. I’m loving that, I’m loving that it’s becoming something on peoples’ albums. But one thing that is a dark side of that is that none of these people go back home to Jamaica to do it… and I find that if you wanted to get so-called crunk music, you find Lil’ Jon to work with him, and if you want a more R&B song, you check Pharrell and The Neptunes for the hip-hop, and that’ll sound more R&B and smooth.
So I come to Jamaica to produce The Trinity — not to just hear it and try to do it back. So that’s what I’m doin’, I’m giving respect back to these kids. Now I’m not sayin’ that everybody in the world can’t produce dancehall, but these kids are the current vibrancy of what’s doing in Jamaica — that’s where I come from, man, so I have to give back to them.