Solan1

Solan1

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I've been described as a cross between Eminem and Everlast. Although I'm rooted in hip-hop, I love using melodies to create a new but eclectic sound.

Biography

Solan1

Solan1 (pronounced soul-on-one) is a 23-year old hip hop artist residing in Queens, NY. Already a fixture on the regional hip hop scene, Solan1’s unique sound, crossover appeal, and fast-growing reputation have him poised to take the national stage.

Solan1 has played in clubs and arenas across the country, touring with many of the most influential artists in commercial and underground hip hop: Mobb Deep, Wu Tang Clan, G Unit, Twista, Pitbull, Atmosphere, Sage Francis, Living Legends, Company Flow, Aesop Rock, Deltron 3030, Souls of Mischief, and many others. His exciting, entertaining performances have helped to build a dedicated fan base that is growing every day. Last summer Solan1 went international, headlining a tour of Japan where he performed in 7 cities to crowds exceeding 500 people.

CD distribution and sales of Solan1’s various solo projects and collaborations currently exceed 15,000 units. Strong word-of-mouth and Internet promotion have led to sales in countries as far-flung as South Africa, Belgium, England, France, and Japan. Solan1 has held the title of Soundclick.com’s #1 most downloaded New Hip Hop Artist in the U.S. and #5 most downloaded in the world. His songs have also received generous airplay from various radio stations and been featured on numerous compilations. Solan1’s writing ability got him a nomination for ‘Poet of the Year’ in 2006 by the National Poets Society.

Solan1’s most recent work includes a mixtape with the legendary DJ Evil Dee of Beatminerz/Black Moon fame, as well as a mash-up project entitled “Nativity in Rap: A Tribute to Black Sabbath.” Consisting of beats made from Black Sabbath samples and lyrics inspired entirely from Ozzy Osbourne, Although yet to be released, “Nativity in Rap” has already received a lot of attention. He is also in the process of finishing an album with June Luva from GPWU(Wu-Tang Clan) which should be finished by the summer 2008

With his infectious songs, passion for craft, and relentless drive to succeed, Solan1 is set to make his mark. With a new mash-up project featuring Johnny Cash entitled “Cashing Out,” an independent album featuring June Luva debuting this summer, and a busy tour schedule booked, 2008 promises to be a breakout year for Solan1.

For more info contact:
Dave Vendley
(949)-525-8069
www.myspace.com/solan1

Discography

Jaded MCs - Summation
Plan B - Back to The Church
Plan B - B Sides
Plan B - Scratching the Surface
Solan1 - The Dusty Tape mixed by DJ Evil Dee
Compilation - Sacramento Kings Vol 2
Compilation - KDVS
The Projects - Nativity in Rap(A tribute to Black Sabbath)
The Projects - Cashing Out(A tribute to Johnny Cash)

Set List

I typically perform 20-45 min sets. Depending on the venue I'll use a DJ or a full band. I perform all original music and appeal to a multitude of crowds. I've performed to crowds exceeding 5,000 people, as well as intimate 100 person sets.