sol messiah

sol messiah

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandEDMHip Hop

dj sol messiah is a master dj in the art of making people move to classic dance, soul and hip hop. cutting, scratching and mixing is a lost art, i live it.

Biography

With roots extending deep into the healthiest of Hip-Hop’s soil Sol Messiah’s musical growth can be traced directly back to the two of the five elements, break dancing and DJing. As a child Messiah began break dancing in his hometown of Atlanta, GA. In his teens he earned a reputation for being one of the best breaker’s in his crew. Shortly thereafter break dancing took him to NY where he joined the Rock Steady Crew. All the while Sol Messiah was b-boying he also had a love affair with djing. The day he saw DJ Jazzy Jay spinning with Afrika Bambaataa is the day it all started.

For Messiah the step from DJing to producing was a natural progression. Talented with a mastery of production that could not be learned. Captured the attention of Dallas Austin.
The creation of a catalog filled with timeless tracks. Alongside Dallas he went on to work with TLC, Madonna, Monica and Boys II Men.

Sol Messiah became recognized as an accomplished DJ in the early 90’s due to his ever growing mixtape popularity. Sol Messiah and Dallas Austin opened a hip hop shop in underground Atlanta where Sol Messiah featured his classic Sol Messiah Mixtape series. Being that under ground Atlanta was a big tourist spot, people from all over the world would come looking for these addictive sound scapes that Sol Messiah was crafting. That popularity led to club promoters approaching Sol about residency in clubs. Sol Messiah then landed gigs in the popular hip hop clubs such as The Warehouse , the Velvet and Soho. These clubs basically took Sol Messiah’s name to the top of the food chain.

Around 1997 Sol Messiah left Dallas Austin for for greener more independent pastures. Introducing the rap Duo MoZae. MoZae was an independent project released by Sol Messiah and his partner basketball star John Salley on Sol Messiah ent. Through Navarre distribution. The success of this duo independently sparked the interest of football star Bob Whitefield and promted Whitfield to fund Sol Messiah’s new act called Jatis. Jatis and Messiah soon after landed a deal with Steve Rifkins inprint Loud Records. Home of Wu-tang, Xibit, Mobb Deep and Akon. Aftrer a long bout with Loud and Sony Sol Messiah took his star rapper in Jatis Bobby Creek t eminem and Shady records. There Bobby creek would grow larger than life with the shady family and gain more accolades for Sol Messiah.

With change in the music industry these days Messiah has learned to adapt buy creating his own distribution network through the web at ingrooves/ universal distribution. Along with that Messiah has aquired a six figure publishing deal through Universal publishing.

Today marks the dawning of a new era. The era of Food, Clothing and Hip-Hop; going back to the essentials that characterize the life we live. Yes, Hip-Hop is that vital.
Food, Clothing & HipHop is basically the life that Messiah has lead as to where all aspects of of his life has involved hip hop. It has provided shelter and employment and a spiritual base for this cultural icon. Through this concept Food, Clothing & Hip Hop Messiah is able to release instrumental albums, mix tapes and vocal albums with no middle man or politics of the music industry.

The most important stance that Sol Messiah takes is the dedication to the culture of hip hop and living the life that one sets up for themselves. Through Djing and producing Sol Messiah obtains fullfilment through Food, Clothing & Hip Hop.

Discography

Nappy Roots – “Pursuit of Nappyness”
2010 | CD| Average Joe’s Entertainment |
www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/artist/Nappy+Roots/a/albums.htm

Chamillionaire - The Sound Of Revenge
2006 | Vinyl |Universal Records |
www.discogs.com/Chamillionaire-The-Sound-Of-Revenge/release/873166

Young Jeezy- “Ain’t I”
2003 |CD | Corporate Thug Entertainment|
www.realraptalk.com/f107/young-jeezy-discography-538505/

Jatis - Mama's Dirty Water / Aroma
2001| Vinyl | Patchwerk Recordings |
www.discogs.com/Jatis-Mamas-Dirty-Water-Aroma/release/1423703

TLC - Creep
1994 | Vinyl | LaFace Records|
www.discogs.com/TLC-Creep/release/

Savage (2) - They Don't Know
2005 | CD | Dawn Raid Entertainment, Universal Music (New Zealand) |
www.discogs.com/Savage-They-Dont-Know/release/764415

Dead Prez - F*ck The Law / When Mama Cries
2003 | Vinyl | Landspeed Records |
www.discogs.com/dead-prez-Fck-The-Law-When-Mama-Cries/release/990081

Pastor Troy - Vica Versa
2002 | Vinyl | Universal Records |
www.discogs.com/Pastor-Troy-Vica-Versa/release/2119341

Chamillionaire - The Sound Of Revenge
2005 | CD | Universal Records |
www.discogs.com/Chamillionaire-The-Sound-Of-Revenge/release/570439

Chamillionaire - The Sound Of Revenge
2005 | Vinyl | Universal Records |
www.discogs.com/Chamillionaire-The-Sound-Of-Revenge/release/1071362

TLC - Crazy Sexy Cool
1994 | CD | LaFace Records, LaFace Records |
www.discogs.com/TLC-Crazy-Sexy-Cool/release/461114

Savage (2) - They Don't Know
2006 | CD | Warner Music (Australia) |
www.discogs.com/Savage-They-Dont-Know/release/716534

A.Alikes* - Live or Die
2004 | CD | Live Records (UK) |
www.discogs.com/AAlikes-Live-Or-Die/release/1534923

TLC - CrazySexyCool
1994 | CD | LaFace Records |
www.discogs.com/TLC-CrazySexyCool/release/247555

TLC - CrazySexyCool
1994 | CD | LaFace Records, BMG Australia |
www.discogs.com/TLC-CrazySexyCool/release/2226503

Dead Prez - RBG: Revolutionary but Gangsta
2004 | Vinyl | Columbia, Sony Urban Music |
www.discogs.com/dead-prez-RBG-Revolutionary-But-Gangsta/release/791499

Dead Prez - Turn Off The Radio: The Mixtape Vol. 2-Get Free Or Die Tryin'
2003 | CD | Landspeed Records |
www.discogs.com/dead-prez-Turn-Off-The-Radio-The-Mixtape-Vol-2-Get-Free-Or-Die-Tryin/release/243073

Dead Prez - Turn Off The Radio: The Mixtape Vol. 2-Get Free Or Die Tryin'
2003 | Vinyl | Landspeed Records |
www.discogs.com/dead-prez-Turn-Off-The-Radio-The-Mixtape-Vol-2-Get-Free-Or-Die-Tryin/release/311835

TLC - CrazySexyCool
1995 | Vinyl | LaFace Records |
www.discogs.com/TLC-CrazySexyCool/release/474711

Bizarre (2) - Hanni Cap Circus
2005 | CD | Sanctuary Records |
www.discogs.com/Bizarre-Hanni-Cap-Circus/release/481222

Chamillionaire - The Sound Of Revenge
2005 | CD | Universal Records |
www.discogs.com/Chamillionaire-The-Sound-Of-Revenge/release/568301

TLC - CrazySexyCool
1994 | Vinyl | LaFace Records |
www.discogs.com/TLC-CrazySexyCool/release/1171139

P.O.W. (2) - The Streets Report Vol. 2
2005 | CDr | Fuc Hollywood & Miraculous Sounds Productions |
www.discogs.com/POW-The-Streets-Report-Vol-2/release/657390

Various - Absolute Dance 4
1996 | CD | EVA Records ANS (Norway) |
www.discogs.com/Various-Absolute-Dance-4/release/743168

Nappy Roots - Wooden Leather
2003 | Vinyl | Atlantic |
www.discogs.com/Nappy-Roots-Wooden-Leather/release/1369369

TLC - Creep
1994 | Vinyl | LaFace Records |
www.discogs.com/TLC-Creep/release/421763

Monica - The Boy Is Mine
1998 | CD | Arista |
www.discogs.com/Monica-The-Boy-Is-Mine/release/392498

Monica - The Boy Is Mine
1998 | CD | Arista |
www.discogs.com/Monica-The-Boy-Is-Mine/release/2201101

Nappy Roots - Wooden Leather (Edited Version)
2003 | CD | Atlantic |
www.discogs.com/Nappy-Roots-Wooden-Leather-Edited-Version/release/1015358

Nappy Roots - Wooden Leather
2003 | CD | Atlantic |
www.discogs.com/Nappy-Roots-Wooden-Leather/release/1015373

Monica - The Boy Is Mine
1998 | CD | Arista |
www.discogs.com/Monica-The-Boy-Is-Mine/release/1076096

Nappy Roots - Wooden Leather
2003 | CD | Atlantic |
www.discogs.com/Nappy-Roots-Wooden-Leather/release/2219095

TLC - CrazySexyCool
2003 | Vinyl | Simply Vinyl (S12)|
www.discogs.com/TLC-CrazySexyCool/release/590720

David Banner - Certified
2005 | CD | Universal Records |
www.discogs.com/David-Banner-Certified/release/1715536

Boyz II Men - The Remix Collection
1995 | CD | Motown |
www.discogs.com/Boyz-II-Men-The-Remix-Collection/release/1921153

Various - The Ladykillers - Music From The Motion Picture
2004 | CD | DMZ (2), Columbia, Sony Music Soundtrax |

Bizarre (2) - Hanni Cap Circus
2005 | CD | Sanctuary Urban
www.discogs.com/Bizarre-Hanni-Cap-Circus/release/1285376