Nelson “Trigga” Martinez was born and raised in the streets of Brooklyn, New York from Puerto Rican parents. He grew up playing handball, street football and softball while listening to music from the early70s and 80s where the birth of break dancing took place
Watching B-boys and B-girls dancing on flat cardboard boxes while providing his expertise as DJ with his boom box playing latin and hip hop beats on cassette tapes he produced covering areas in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx while break dancers did their magic while curious and excited crowds of people gathered wherever they planted themselves during the weekend. Later at night, Trigga would either roller skate at Park Circle in Brooklyn or at United Skates of America (USA) in Queens riding the graffitied number 7 train. That’s how art was recognized back then. He would also go to nightclubs at Roseland, Studio 54, the Tunnel, Limelight, Dancetaria, Inferno and many others enjoying his music passion.
As Trigga got close to graduating High School, he decided to follow the footsteps of his brother and brother in-laws by enlisting in the US Air Force at age 17 and later starting basic training after he graduated the following year in 1981. While he served in the military, Trigga continued his passion DJing as a second job, first stationed in South Korea for a year at a nightclub off base and at his following assignment at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford near Boston, Massachusetts becoming a well-known mobile DJ on base and off base working at Marriott hotels for a private business throughout Massachusetts. He also played softball as a player and coach leading two individual softball teams, both winning championships in separate seasons.
After serving 7 years in Massachusetts, Trigga, not forgetting about his roots, temporarily relocated back home to Brooklyn where he would DJ at a local nightclub in the Wall Street district of Manhattan. A year later he relocated to Miami Beach, Florida and during the next 20 years, started his Independent Recordl abel, Trigga Entertainment managing recording artists, DJ’d at two nightclubs in South Beach and joined the Florida Chapter for the Grammys while continuing his military career later retiring as a Master Sergeant in 2012 completing 30 years. In 2014, Nelson “Trigga” Martinez relocated to Los Angeles, California where he continued his musicprofession managing recording artists while volunteering for a Veteran non-profit organization bringing his three step-daughters to serve food to disabled veterans at the VA Hospital in Long Beach especially during the holidays.
Trigga became a Track & Field Javelin Coach training 5-18 year olds competing in Regional, National and Jr Olympic Championships for the next 8 years. It included coaching his younges tstep-daughter, Ashley in javelin who averaged winning between 20-30 gold medals each year from2017-2022 traveling all over the country. It was an amazing, gratifying experience.
At present, in 2023, Trigga is doing what he loves to do, being able to continue his passions in music production, film & video, sports coaching and events management with his team of Masterminds later launching his new company later this year, Trigga Media Group. And finally being a part of the USABreakin family as the Executive Secretary since late 2022, it has truly been a blessing coming in full circle from growing up in the streets of Brooklyn, working stateside and other parts of the world whiles erving in the military, working Security for the Los Angeles Dodgers and as a Special Events Security Supervisor for another security company in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and other parts of Los Angeles escorting and protecting actors, actresses and recording artists at venues such as the Academy Awards,