Rapper + Singer + Musician
Born Sep 25, 1977

Sole is American rapper and producer. He is also a co-founder of Anticon. He is a member of the groups Northern Exposure, Live Poets, Deep Puddle Dynamics, So-Called Artists and Sole and the Skyrider Band. He has released the instrumental albums as Man's Best Friend (styled "mansbestfriend").… Read More

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1977 Birth Born on September 25, 1977.


1992 14 Years Old Sole recorded his first demo in 1992. … Read More
1997 19 Years Old In 1997, Sole released a 12" as Live Poets with JD Walker and Moodswing9. … Read More


1998 20 Years Old In early 1998, Sole and rapper Pedestrian coined the name Anticon and together started a collectively-owned record label under the name. … Read More
2000 22 Years Old In 2000, Sole released the first official solo album Bottle of Humans on Anticon.
2001 23 Years Old As So-Called Artists, he released Paint by Number Songs with Alias and DJ Mayonnaise in 2001.
2003 25 Years Old Sole's second solo album Selling Live Water was released in 2003 and received positive reviews; Pitchfork Media gave it a 7.3, Metacritic gave it a score of 77 and a user score of 9.5 out of 10. … Read More
2005 27 Years Old Two years later, he released the third solo album Live from Rome in 2005. … Read More
2007 29 Years Old In 2007, Sole released Sole and the Skyrider Band as Sole and the Skyrider Band. … Read More


2010 32 Years Old In 2010, Sole left Anticon, citing a desire to further experiment with his music, independently of the collective, and also due to his belief that the label has developed away from what he initially intended it to be.
2011 33 Years Old Sole and the Skyrider Band then released their third album Hello Cruel World was released in 2011 to generally positive reviews. … Read More
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