Efrain Ramirez (ER Tripp) is originally from El Barrio/Spanish Harlem in NYC and of Mexican descent. He moved to the DMV area in 2009, graduating from American University in 2013 with a BA in Sociology. He started his journey into the arts in 2012 when he studied abroad in Cuba; being inspired by friends in the Cuban Hip-Hop Scene. He loves to photograph music shows, grassroots events, and street photography. He has an interest for music video and documentaries. His biggest passion is using his culture and background as inspiration for sound and ER Tripp. His beats have elements of Latin and Urban sounds with a “trippy” vibe to them while still always pushing the boundaries of production and exploring new styles. Efrain aims to show youth how to use art and media for self-expression and social change.