Sole Sole
Sole Sole
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").
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  • 2011
    Age 33
    Sole and the Skyrider Band then released their third album Hello Cruel World was released in 2011 to generally positive reviews.
    More Details Hide Details Aside from his official releases on Anticon, Sole has also released self-produced albums on his own imprint Black Canyon. These include various compilations of unreleased material, as well as the releases of his Man's Best Friend project. As he is no longer with Anticon, Sole currently self-releases his solo records. Sole is currently based in Denver, Colorado. He is married to Yasamin Holland, whose name is referenced occasionally in his lyrics. Sole has also been active in the Denver outpost of the Occupy Wall Street political movement. Sole is known for his dense and often dark stream-of-consciousness style of rapping. His verses are often filled with abstraction, metaphor and sarcasm while avoiding or deconstructing traditional hip hop topics and cliches.
  • 2010
    Age 32
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 29
    In 2007, Sole released Sole and the Skyrider Band as Sole and the Skyrider Band.
    More Details Hide Details Their second album Plastique was released in 2009.
  • 2005
    Age 27
    Two years later, he released the third solo album Live from Rome in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after, he moved back to the United States, relocating to Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • 2003
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he moved to Barcelona.
  • 2001
    Age 23
    As So-Called Artists, he released Paint by Number Songs with Alias and DJ Mayonnaise in 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 22
    In 2000, Sole released the first official solo album Bottle of Humans on Anticon.
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  • 1998
    Age 20
    In early 1998, Sole and rapper Pedestrian coined the name Anticon and together started a collectively-owned record label under the name.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year, Sole traveled to Minneapolis with Alias and Doseone. They recorded the album The Taste of Rain... Why Kneel? as Deep Puddle Dynamics with Slug of Atmosphere. Sole and Pedestrian moved Anticon to Oakland, California.
  • 1997
    Age 19
    In 1997, Sole released a 12" as Live Poets with JD Walker and Moodswing9.
    More Details Hide Details It garnered college radio play and selling a few thousand copies.
  • 1992
    Age 14
    Sole recorded his first demo in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details At age 15, he assembled 45 Below Records, which included rappers Alias, JD Walker, and producer DJ Moodswing9 (then known as Cuz the Highlander). Sole and Moodswing9 released the album Mad Skillz and Unpaid Billz together as Northern Exposure, selling more than 300 copies.
  • 1977
    Born on September 25, 1977.
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