WHO IS RIMIDI?

Photo Taken By: Passion J Ward Photography

Photo Taken By: Passion J Ward Photography

PRONOUNCED RE-ME-DY OR RIM-IDI. 

RIMIDI IS A MIAMI NATIVE AND AN INNOVATIVE STORYTELLER WHO DECIDED TO TAKE AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE THAN HER TRADITIONAL 9-5 JOB AS A FULL-TIME PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SHE INSISTED ON CREATING A LIFE CONDUCIVE TO ALLOWING HER TO FOCUS ON HER CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS HER OWN. HEALTHY LIVING THAT SCOPES BEYOND THE PHYSICAL BODY AND IS EXTENDED TO THE SPIRITUAL, MENTAL AND PROSPEROUS REALMS BECAME HER FOCUS. MOST IMPORTANTLY, HER DESIRE GREW TO SHARE THIS LOVE AMONGST THE WORLD AROUND HER THROUGH EXISTENCE. WITH THIS BEING SAID, SHE ROUNDED UP HER BAND MEMBERS AND EXPRESSED HER DESIRE WITH URGENCY THAT IT WAS DO OR DIE AND THUS THE THRILL BEGAN. BORN AS SHAWNNETTE LONGLEY, RIMIDI HAS BEEN MAKING WAVES IN AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD SINCE THE BEGINNING OF HER JOURNEY. RIMIDI IS A VISIONARY, CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR AND MYSTIC, MULTIFACETED IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC, EDUCATION, BUSINESS, SPIRITUALITY AND WELLNESS. SHE USES DIFFERENT FORMS OF ART AS A WAY TO EXPRESS HERSELF AND THE THINGS THAT SHE IS MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT, MOSTLY THROUGH AND AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF EXPERIMENTAL ALTERNATIVE SOUL MUSIC AND FILM PROJECTS. EVERYTHING THAT SHE DOES IS ESSENTIALLY TO EXPRESS HER AUTHENTIC SELF IN HOPES OF INSPIRING OTHERS TO DO THE SAME. RIMIDI IS KNOWN FOR HER LYRICAL REALISM AND CHARISMATIC DELIVERY. WHEN EXPERIENCING RIMIDI, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT SHE INDEED CREATES A WORLD AND EXPERIENCE FOR HER FANS KNOWN AS “FIND YOUR RIMIDI”, PERFORMING ON VOCALS AND BASS GUITAR WITH BANDMATES DANIELLE “DANNY” MORRISON (LEAD BASS), RODERICK “BIG ROD 305” WILLIAMS (DRUMS) AND JEFFREY ALTIDOR (GUITAR). SOME MAY SAY THAT AN EXPERIENCE WITH RIMIDI, WHETHER THROUGH MUSIC, FILM OR PERSONAL INTERACTION, IS LIKE AN UNORTHODOX CHURCH AND ONE THEY WERE UNAWARE THEY NEEDED. THRIVING AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOUL GRUNGE, ANCESTRAL RITUALS AND NEW AGE SOUND, TOGETHER THEY ARE KNOWN AS THE BAND, "RIMIDI". 

EMOTION LIES AT THE CORE OF RIMIDI’S MUSICAL JOURNEY AND BEING, APPARENT IN HER CANDID, HEARTFELT LYRICS AND COLORFUL SOUND. EVEN WHEN SHE SPEAKS, THIS IS WHAT SHE EXUDES. SHE DRAWS INFLUENCE FROM MEMORIES OF GROWING UP IN A HOUSEHOLD THAT SAW NO BOUNDARIES BETWEEN GENRES: SADE, ANITA BAKER, AND BOOTSY COLLINS WERE AT HOME ALONGSIDE THE LIKES OF OTHERS LIKE GEORGE MICHAELS, MICHAEL JACKSON AND PRINCE IN A PERPETUAL SOUNDTRACK THAT SHAPED HER CHILDHOOD. RIMIDI SHOWED AN EARLY TALENT FOR WRITING, FILLING NOTEBOOKS WITH LYRICS AND INTUITIVE WORDPLAY AS EARLY AS SHE COULD WRITE, FOUNDING A GIRL GROUP AT HER HIGH SCHOOL, FOR WHICH SHE COMPOSED MOST OF THE SONGS. WHEN HER MOTHER GAVE RIMIDI HER FIRST KARAOKE MACHINE, HER PATH AS AN ARTIST BECAME CLEAR; ALTHOUGH SINCE, HER PATH HAS EXPANDED BEYOND THE WORLD OF MUSIC INTO EXPLORING ONE’S CONNECTION WITH SELF AND THE I AM. 

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY, RIMIDI IS A SOUGHT-AFTER COLLABORATOR KNOWN FOR HER INDUSTRY EXPERTISE BOTH ON STAGE AND OFF.  IN 2018, SHE PERFORMED AS A BACKGROUND VOCALIST FOR ALOE BLACC ON ABC’S, ​"THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: MAGICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION"​, AND IN 2010 WAS FEATURED AND WROTE THE HOOK ON SLIM THUG’S SONG “MOVIE” FROM HIS ALBUM, " ​THA THUG SHOW"​. SHE IS AN ALUMNA OF THE HONORABLE, LATE GREAT BETTY WRIGHT’S “THE M.O.S.T.” SONGWRITING CAMP AND IS THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF A RECORD LABEL, NOOM RECORDINGS, AND A MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, RIMIDI MUSIC. IN 2022, SHE BEGAN HER JOURNEY AS A TRAINED AND PROFESSIONAL ACTRESS.

RIMIDIS BACKGROUND AS A STUDENT AND AS A FORMER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHER, FUELS HER PASSION AROUND EDUCATION, BEING AUTHENTIC AND SHOWING UP IN THE WORLD DAILY AS YOUR BEST SELF, WHILE OFFERING YOURSELF DAILY DOSES OF SELF-CARE AND GRACE. RIMIDI'S BACKGROUND IN MUSIC FUELS HER UNDERSTANDING BEHIND THE SCIENCE OF WHAT MAKES MUSIC A POWERFUL TOOL TO HEAL. HER LOVE FOR EDUCATION PUSHES HER TO CREATE PLATFORMS TO TEACH. HER GROWING LOVE FOR BUSINESS, EXPANDS HER WAY OF THINKING. HER DESIRE TO GROW SPIRITUALITY FUELS HER LOVE FOR SPIRITUALITY. PUT THEM TOGETHER: RIMIDI CREATES WORKS OF MULTI-SENSORY ART, CONVERSATIONS AND EXPERIENCES THAT ALIGN ONE TOWARDS THEIR HIGHEST PURPOSE AND UPLIFTS THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE PLANET. 

RIMIDI BELIEVES THAT MUSIC AND THE ARTS SERVE AS A VEHICLE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE TO BUILD CHARACTER, GROW CREATIVELY, AND REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL WHICH IS WHY SHE SERVES AS A MENTOR AND PROUD FOUNDER/CEO OF MIAMI-BASED NONPROFIT AND YOUTH ORGANIZATION, GEM CULTURE, INC. SHE ALSO SERVES, AS SCHEDULE PERMITS, AS A MENTOR, GUEST SPEAKER AND VOCAL INSTRUCTOR FOR MIAMI-BASED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. WHAT INSPIRES THIS WORK IS BEING GIVING AND RECEIVING LOVE FROM THE BEST PLACES LIKE CLOSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, FRIENDLY STRANGERS AND BEING THE MOTHER OF TWO VERY KIND, INTELLIGENT, OUTSPOKEN AND HEALTHY TEENAGE DAUGHTERS. 

IN THE SUMMER OF MAY 2021, RIMIDI FILMED HER FIRST SHORT FILM WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF DIRECTOR ROBERT "RV" VICKERS AS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND RAE BROWN OF DREAM DRIVEN PRODUCTIONS AS 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR. HER TEAMMATES, ASHLEY COLLINGTON OF COLLINGTON CO. SERVED AS THE MULTIFACTED ART DIRECTOR, THE INFAMOUS PASSION WARD AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND BTS AND OF COURSE, THE IMPECCABLE KEESHA MORISMA ON SET HANDLING SET DESIGN AND STYLING. THIS PROJECT IS CULMULATIVE AND SERVES AS A VISUAL COMPANION TO THE ALBUM SERVING SIMULTANEOUSLY AS ITS SOUNDTRACK. RIMIDI RELEASED THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THIS PROJECT ENTITLED, "SURREAL", ON NOVEMBER 22ND OF 2021. 

FANS CAN NOW CHECK OUT RIMIDI’S LATEST SINGLE, "RAN AWAY" FROM RIMIDI’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND ALBUM – CO-PRODUCED WITH MUSIC PRODUCER AND ARTIST, FUDAKOCHI. THE LATEST AND UPCOMING ALBUM, WHOSE NAME AND RELEASE DATE HAVE YET TO BE RELEASED, IS A TREAT FOR THE SOUL AND IS AN EVEN GREATER TREAT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN CURIOUS AS TO WHAT RIMIDI HAS BEEN UP TO. ALL THROUGHOUT 2022, FANS CAN EXPECT A SERIES OF SINGLES TO BE RELEASED FROM RIMIDI’S LATEST AND UPCOMING ALBUM AS WELL AS FIND YOUR RIMIDI, IMMERSIVE ART EVENTS, WHICH SHOULD BE SUPER EXCITING LEADING UP UNTIL ITS RELEASE. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RIMIDI AND TO FIND OUT ABOUT UPCOMING SHOWS AND PROJECTS, VISIT ​FINDYOURRIMIDI.COM​.