Get to know musician, drummer and producer, Jeremiah “Trini Souljah” Scott, founder of Soak’Ah Sweat.
How long have you been playing the drums and who inspires you musically?
I’ve been playing drums from an early age of 3-years old. I was born into and grew up in an all rounded talented and cultural family where drums, dance, and music are a lifestyle. My early musical inspiration was my Grandfather Jonathan Scott, he was the first individual who taught me how to play the steelpan. My 2 uncles Hiram & Lancelot Scott who are both musicians/drummers. I can’t forget Dominic Williams and Roy Samuel my drum teachers during my Primary School days in Tobago.
How do you combine your love for fitness, music and Miami Carnival?
I combine my love for fitness, music and Miami Carnival by giving my people Soak’Ah Sweat and Fit2Fete. I do involve my drums during these events to accompany the DJ & instructors during their segments. “Fit2Fete” is a series of boot camps held leading into Miami Carnival weekend.
What is your usual morning workout routine?
My usual morning workouts routine will typically be 10-15mins of fasted cardio. I do this to get my energy level up and pumped for the day.
Do you have a go-to pre-workout meal or snack? A favorite smoothie recipe?
My go-to pre-workout meal or snack will be my Herbalife “Cookies & Cream” protein shake
What’s your life motto?
Passion, Vision, and Mission
Do you have a go-to pump up song?
Kendrick Lamar: Hiii Power
Top five songs on your playlist?
Machel Montano: Release It
Chronixx: Iyah Walk
Buju Banton: Magic City
Nailah Blackman: Iron Love
Bunji, Skinny, Machel: Famalay
How long have you been playing the drums? How did that start?
Honestly, I want to say I’ve been playing drums since I was in my mother’s womb lol. She always told me that every time my uncles would play their drums I will start moving in her tummy. My uncles & the rich culture of Trinidad & Tobago Performing Arts is what started my passion for drumming.
Who are your top musical heroes?
Bob Marley, My Grandfather, Jonathan Scott, and Richie Spice.
Is there is one message in your music that you want people to hear?
Let love, creativity, and passion reign.
I was featured in…
– VH1 Drumline “A New Beat.”
– BET The Quad
-Shy Carter: Bring It Back
Studio Recordings with:
– Emilio Estefan
– LL Cool Blaze: “Bad Boys Riddim”
– Miami Heat Street Band (2009 – 2018)
– Melo Groove Steel Orchestra