Twenty-one-year-old Martez Tezz Cart’r Carter is a passionate singer whose dream is to become one of the next superstars out of Barbados.
Bajan Vibes sat down with Tezz Cart’r to discuss who he is as an artiste and how he feels about his song Fire In You – a single on his four-track EP Purpose – being selected as number 1 on Selecta Charts.
Q: Who is Tezz Cart’r?
A: Tezz Cart’r is a very passionate young man with a dream of becoming the next biggest Barbadian artiste. I am passionate about everything in the entertainment industry, especially singing.
Q: If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be?
A: The three words I would use to describe myself are humble, determined and passionate.
Q: How did you become involved in music?
A: I was involved in music from a young age but two years ago I met music producer and owner of Audiolabs Studios, Teddy Calderon. We started working together to create music through a project called Intertune.
Q: You mentioned that you worked with Teddy Calderon – how was that experience?
A: It is going quite well so far and one thing that I have learned is how the music industry works.
Q: When did you realize that you wanted to pursue music full-time?
A: It was from the time I knew I could sing, from around the age of eight or nine years old. It is just something that pleased my soul and satisfies my desire of becoming an international star.
Q: Looking back, how has the response been since you launched your EP Purpose?
A: The response was great for the kind of marketing my team and I were doing for the launch of the EP. Recently, we started to promote the EP even more and we’re now moving to get it on radio stations across Barbados and to produce music videos for the songs.
Q: You are now #1 on Selecta Charts for your song Fire In You. How do you feel about this achievement?
A: Well to be quite honest, when the first song went on Selecta Charts for about two days it was in the top ten, and after that we have been pushing the EP and the song Fire In You and the feedback is amazing.
Q: Are you inspired by any regional or international artistes? If so, who and why?
A: I am inspired by Charlie Wilson and William Singe. Charlie Wilson is an amazing R&B soul kind of artiste. His songs speak to me in more ways than one. I would love to be on his level of music-making one day.
William Singe is a YouTube artiste who started just doing small songs and covers on YouTube. Now, he is doing big things like making his own music and it is doing fantastic.
Q: I remember in a previous discussion you said that one day you would like to audition for The Voice. Do you still aspire to enter that?
A: Yes, I am looking forward to it in the near future. I have plans set in place and in motion for that to occur.
Q: What is next for Martez?
A: To be completely honest, only God knows what’s next for Martez and His plans are always good. But I am working to get a music video out for one of the songs on the EP as soon as possible.
Q: Where can persons follow you on social media?
A: They can follow me on Instagram @tezzcartr and on Facebook @Martezx.