Besides having the distinction of being a local hip-hop heavyweight, Spaceman's first solo appearance, the Feb. 13 show at Chop Suey will also serve as the CD release party for a young, talented MC named Sol. His debut LP, The Ride,
took the 20-year-old two years to produce, and his patience and
dedication paid off: His lyrics and production have a high-gloss gleam,
but it's not so clean that the ragged edges of the guy's soul don't
break the shiny surface.
Hit up Sol's MySpace pageand check out the cut "Spliff," an ode to herb spiked with some choice East Coast sampling. (See if you can name the Notorious B.I.G and Nas tunes looped in the chorus.) Or give a listen to his first single, "Road is Rough," the Mp3 for which is available after the jump.