Solan1

Solan1

BandHip Hop

A mix of underground and mainstream sounds, culminating in one unique voice.

Biography

Solan1

Solan1 (pronounced soul-on-one) is a 24-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. He was also featured on the Vans Warped Tour this summer

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 production 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.

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 debuting this fall, and a busy tour schedule booked, 2008 promises to be a breakout year for Solan1.

For more info contact:
Dave Vendley
(347)-610-6554
www.myspace.com/solan1

Discography

Jaded MC's - Summation (2002)
Plan B - Back To the Church (2003)
KDVS Radio - Compilation (2003)
Out of Bounds Records - Kings of Sac (2003)
Plan B - B-Sides (2004)
Plan B - Scratching the Surface (2005)
Top Floor Industries - The Harvest (2006)
DJ Evil Dee - The Dusty Tape (2007)
Solan1 - Nativity in Rap: A Tribute Black Sabbath (2008)

Set List

20 - 45 mins