Martinet Soldier (MS) is a 25 year old committed and promising songwriter & recording artist (Hip Hop/Rap) and Music Producer, currently based in Hertfordshire, born in West Africa, Sierra Leone and raised in the southeast of London, Peckham, England.
MS has already caught the attention of a number of industry experts, to mention but a few:
Kevin Reynolds (classically trained saxophonist and percussion musician, music industry consultant and executive)
Kubi Springer (marketeer who's resumé includes: Nike, Blackberry, Justin Timberlake/Sony BMG, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and Puff Daddy’s Marketing & Advertising Agency 'Blue Flame' in New York, amongst others respectively)
Lance Lewis (music industry consultant who's resumé includes: Marie Carey amongst other international chart topping recording artists).
This talented and committed young music artist has during his development, performed at local venues and events in his local area of south east London over the years, with positive response from his audiences.
MS has also performed as a supporting act along side established and up coming artists/bands such as, Devlin (Universal/Island Records recording artist at the time) and former Madam Butterfly member Fleur East (an X FACTOR finalist and runner up in 2014), Magic (a former Code Red band member), at venues such as Stratford Circus Theatre (main stage). Featured along side star acts from his Country of birth Sierra Leone, at a promotional celebration for the country’s 50th anniversary celebration fundraising event.
Aged 9/10 MS traveled to the UK with his Mother and siblings during the year 2000, not long after miraculously surviving an unforgettable tragic event and undesirable experiences that followed, due to a conflict/civil war at the time in his country of birth.
Upon arriving in the UK, England, MS found himself in a new environment, strange yet excitingly promising. Due to the stability and opportunities in the UK, England, his mother came to the decision to have him remain in the UK. However this stay, will in time prove to be more complex as MS will have to then grow up in the southeast of London, Peckham and other towns/cities in England as an illegal immigrant unknown to authorities, away from his parents and siblings, while staying with varied close/distant relatives and family friends.
“Troubled child moving round none stop, never found a place called home.” Martinet Soldier
As a young man growing up in London's inner city, experiences were varied for the then troubled teenager. Amidst this tough period he became exposed to Hip Hop/Rap, mainly influenced by the legendary music artist Tupac Shakur, as time progressed he came to love the lifestyle and music, as he faced his challenges head on.
As his love for music and its vital influence in his life strengthened, MS musical influence at 18 diversified as he developed as a songwriter and recording artists.
In 2009 after being spotted by a number of A&Rs, Martinet Soldier decided to further challenge himself by founding his own independent label to better orchestrate his career progression. as he worked to achieve this goal, the now young entrepreneur and music artist came to the realisation of the fact that he was now also well acquainted with other talented and determined individuals and music artists whom he from his perspective, believed had or can come to apply all required to be successful in their respective field/arts, as he could sense that they also desired to, no different from him.
With this in mind he decided to form an independent music production company. And on the 13th December 2013 Tiptopforlife® Music was born, active to date.
2015 saw Martinet Soldier grow effectively, successfully able to balance his role as an executive and music artist. Demonstrating this as Tiptopforlife® Music in the same year (2015) via its label division (Tiptopforlife® Music Recordings) released twoproducts by artists (Olami Still) & (One Acen) amongst its roster, one of which ('BENEATH' EP by One Acen) he also contributed towards, both as a songwriter and featured artist.
2016 will see this exciting, talented and committed young man release his debut single, as he further progresses as a music artist and entrepreneur.