Born and raised in the Caribbean twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the artist called Soldier Sentry was molded by not only his environment but also by his aspirations. Growing up, he listened to the sweet island music of Calypso, which is indigenous to his country and also influenced him into the art, along with music from the Caribbean region and music from the American contemporary era. It was while growing up in his early years, he was introduced to rap music, being fascinated by the flow and complexity of the rhymes.
Being exposed to a fusion of music within in his country, which is also a cosmopolitan nation, Soldier Sentry, wanted to tell the world his point of view as well as the story of others, using music as his medium to relay his message and stories to the world. He was heavily influenced by various artists and genres, from Calypsonian artists, the Lord Kitchener and the Mighty Sparrow, to reggae artist Everton Blender and contemporary era artist, Nat King Cole along with many more.
However, his music was also influenced by the trials and tribulations of his own life and the lives of those around him but also by influenced by the blessings which he is grateful for, noting that the rain falls on both the just and the unjust and believing that there is a blessing and a lesson with every struggle. His current projects as of 2019, was the release of his official debut entitled Paper Chase and is in the process of releasing a video for it, for which he scripted, directed and produced and also comprises of footage from over 6 countries and islands, from Port Of Spain, Trinidad to Enugu State, Nigeria, along with some states in the USA just to name a few. He has also dropped his second release, Take Over, which is available on all streaming platforms, along with Paper Chase.
He has also established a company called Rhythm Evolution, which sells apparel and is venturing into video production. Along with music he also does poetry and hopes in the near future to present something new to the world, using a fusion of music, poetry, clothing and video to bring rhythm and evolution at your finger tips, telling new stories and stories which have been long forgotten.
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