Sole: The Busiest Rapper You’ve Never Heard Of

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