The Man Behind Barbadian Hip-Hop Beats: Stewart “Strat” Carter, the leading Rap producer of Barbados

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Triple E Studios is the brainchild of Stewart. J Carter aka Strat Carter, Barbados’ leading hip hop producer. Being from a very musical family, his musical education jumped off from an early age. From as early as 8 years old young Mr. Carter was writing raps, chants (dancehall) and kaiso lyrics.

Destiny began to fulfil itself in 1994, when his love for hip hop could no longer be contained in the simple role of avid listener. Thus, Strategy the MC emerged and formed a bond with some like minded brethren in 1997… This alliance became known as Chaotic Tendencies, one Barbados’ deepest lyrical hip hop groups. In those early years, Barbadian hip hoppers struggled for acceptance in a land where naysayers abounded and everyone was quick to say “rap ain’t we culture!“. Nonetheless, Strat pressed on. Years went by and Mr. Carter developed his skills as a producer, beat maker, audio engineer and business man.

The result: Triple E Studios and The Triple E Movement, comprising Bajan artists such as Levi, 2011 Hip Hop Artist of the Year Danny Reid, Nitro, Karma Nai, and Chrissy Headley Triple E is is about to take the Caribbean by storm. In 2009 The camp won a Barbados Music Awards for Best Non-Soca Compilation. In 2007 the team at Triple E produced a music video, in conjunction with local video production company Zotikos Studios, for their BMA nominated track “Get Ya Money Up” .The video held the number one spot on Barbados’ local video show “Roamin” for 11 weeks straight and is now viewable on Tempo. Stay tuned.

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