image below ; photo credit : @dutchbradley of ispeakhiphop
Upon our team’s early arrival the 1st person we came across at the door was the man himself, Solo. The venue was classy and resembled an art gallery similar to that on Jay-Z’s ‘Picasso Baby’ video. As we greeted the man of the moment one could sense that this was a different Solo,Not the the SOLO we mate 2 years ago ,still humble but different . After all an artist has to grow and the setting was perfect.
Ms. Farah Fortune of African Star begins proceedings as Solo’s peers begin to flood the front row in front of the stage. The who’s who of the industry were present and among them was Reason, BlakLez, PdotO, Akio and N’veigh. And of course his girlfriend Dineo Mooketsi.
We’d hate to spoil the album for you by saying too much so but what we will tell you is we really enjoyed the performance and we’re looking forward the album. ‘Dreams.B.Plenty’ is kind of a mix of Nas meets Reason meets Tumi so don’t expect any trap beats and meaningless lyrics. The lyrics and flow take you back to a good time in hip-hop. We feel that local hip-hop needed something like this right about now, just for balance.
The evening ended with Solo answering a few question from the public with the first question coming from Reason. All he wanted to know was why he wasn’t featured in the making of such a dope album to which he replied “I never got a call for Reason ‘Audio-HD’ is their a specific Reason? (laughs) this is Solo time.”
He also mentioned that if God allows it he’d go on tour with the album. The trap music question came up with regards to making more sales and entertaining the fastest growing crowd and it was clear that he doesn’t feel the pressure so if tomorrow he wishes to do Trap we should let him, cause he’s artist and his music is about where he’s at currently.
We all went home with a copy of the album and bumped it on our way home and we enjoyed it. The album is a reflection of Solo and Solo keeps it real.
“Dream.B.Plenty” out this Friday on Itunes and physical copy can be ordered on www.betrgang.co.za