Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Busiest Rapper You've Never Heard Of: SOLE

Hip-Hop -experimental artist Sole (one of the founders of Anticon) has spent the last two years living in a cabin in the midst of the Coconino National Forest in Arizona with no mayor, no phone lines, broken cell phone reception, just books and environmental canyon sprawl.  

The return to analog life inspired much his latest album Plastique along with an EP: Battlefields, a national tour, and a website that boasts 1-2 million hits a month! Check it:

"Everywhere man goes he is in conflict, and such conflicts are found throughout the album: the interpersonal, the political, the anti-social, the city, the desert, the industries and the anti-ideologies wherever they are found." Sole touches on everything from touring in a recession, media and war, race, rap, wildlife, space, identity politics and the insane tightrope one must walk to talk about such issues without sounding like a book report.   

Also, don't miss Sole and the Skyrider Band on TOUR this month!

10-15 - LA Knitting Factory 
10-16 – San Diego - Kava Lounge 
10-17 – Oakland - The Uptown 
10-18 – portland - Rotture 
10-19 – seattle - The Nectar 
10-20 – missoula - The Palace 
10-21 – boise, id - Neurolux 
10-23 -  SLC – Urban Lounge 
10-24 – Ft. Collins 
10-25 – Denver, Co – Hi-Dive 
10-26 – ABQ – The Launchpad 
10-27 – LV, NV – The Bunk House



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