From the streets of East N.Y. Brooklyn in NYC, a D.J. all his life aspiring to write and produce his own music and after a couple of stints with other parties James "Shad$w" Carter finally ventured out on his own building his own music studio with hopes of becoming a hiphop/rap producer/writer/artist so then founding his sol productions in 2001. While employed by Bt/Syntegra NY (a telecommunications company) he became friends and partnered up with co-worker Melvin "The Hunter" Hunter. Melvin Hunter also from the streets of Brooklyn (St.Johns Place) immediately became his number one rapper. together they formed “Shad$w & The Hunter” and bring messages of life and their lives whether serious or funny to the hiphop/rap game with tracks whose sole purpose is to make you dance !! Shad$w also produces,writes and arranges his own instrumental music.