Narada El Sol

Narada El Sol

BandHip HopSoul

N.E.S. or Narada El Sol is a revolutionary artist with the style and finesse of a soul singer. Simple but complex content goes over well with the hip hop soul music that he also produces himself. Narada brings knowledge based rebel rap that P.E or BlackStar provided, or keep it fun like the Tribe!


The Producer, Emcee, DJ & Engineer

N.E.S. career in music began in his basement where he practiced DJ'ing at the age of 14. Self taught on the 1’s and 2’s, he discovered a love for the music, which led him to the path of a producer.

Learning from his brother Rick, N.E.S. has been rappin’ since age 6. Together they performed at block parties; re-enacting Big Daddy Kane dance moves and winning any and every contest possible!

As a DJ, N.E.S.’s first residency was at a legendary Chicago spot, Essence of Life, which was considered in many circles to be the 'Black Lily' of Chicago. It was in this spot that N.E.S. hooked up with the UNI crew (Drunken Monkeee, Pyro, 360 of the jazz ensemble Hypnotic, Kendall J. Smith and the rest), as well as other Chicago up and coming artists who still impact Chicago hip hop and it's growth today.

The exposure from the Essence of Life experience opened up the opportunity to become a member of the NUETRONS and USUALL SUSPECTZ, and to establish himself as an emcee and producer. This is also where he carved his niche as an engineer.

As a member of NUETRONS and USUALL SUSPECTZ, N.E.S. has toured nationwide in over 300 shows with the likes of Supernatural, Slightly Stoopid, KRS-ONE, The Clipse, Twista, Dead Prez, Malik Yusef, Tekitha, Cappadonna, Kool Herc and others…

While pursuing his career in music, N.E.S. attended the Institute of Audio Research in New York City to receive his certificate in Sound Engineering in efforts to perfect his skills.

Not only a music professional, N.E.S. also developed Beat Shoppers, an after-school program for inner-city Chicago youth ages 13 – 18 designed to educate today’s youth on the history of Hip Hop and how to utilize the culture positively. Beat Shoppers provides several teaching programs including (but not limited to): Producing, Song Writing, Performance, the Business of Music and How to DJ.

Practice Self, Do for Self, What Would Jesus Play?, House of the Rising Sun, and I SPEAK UNIVERSOL were considered all classics and before their time. Now with five solo projects under his belt along with a few mix-tape compilations with artist such as Cappadonna of WU TANG (NY Chi) and Viva Fidel (ANTI EXCLUSIVE), N.E.S. released yet another solo installment late 2011 early 2012 entitled ”WHEN LIFE GIVES U LEMONS” another high impact album.

Next UP: Check for N.E.S.’s new project “THERAPY” set to drop summer of 2013.

Time Changes, It’s All Growth & Development.



Written By: Narada El Sol, feat. Saalek

Summer time in the Chi, not a cloud in the sky, bass loud in the ride, that's Dope!
Boats and rides down Lake Shore Dr. Chi town pride, that's Dope!
It don't get no flyer just add fire I can take u higher, Dope!
Grill in the park, lake front when it's dark, Chit town to the heart. that's Dope!


Year 2000, Practice Self by Narada El Sol, Pro Blk. Music
Year 2001, Us vs Them by Usual Suspectz, Planet 11
Year 2002, Us vs Spike & Jamal by Usual Suspectz, Planet 11
Year 2003, Growth & Development by Nuetrons, Planet 11
Year 2004, Pick a Side or Stay Neutral by Nuetrons, Planet 11
Year 2006, Do 4 Self by Narada El Sol, Pro blk. Music
Year 2007/08 What Would Jesus Play by Narada El Sol, PBM
Year 2009, House of the Rising Sun, by Narada El Sol, PBM
Year 2010, Anti Exclsive by N.E.S. & Viva Fidel, Pro Blk. Music
Year 2011, I Speak Universol by Narada El Sol, Pro Blk. Music
Year 2012, When Life Gives U Lemons by N.E.S. PBM
Year 2013, Therapy by Narada El Sol, Pro Blk. Music