I had a chat to Sol'Manic, about Los|Sol, 90's RD, THC and how it all started for him.
SOL: For me that was my uncle man, he's the reason I fell in love with the art. I remember this one time when I was mad younger he was picking me up from mine and we were going back to his joint, but before we left he threw in this cd "death certificate by ice cube" & looked over at me and was like "whatever you do, you don't tell you ma okay" and all I can say is that I completely lost my mind on that car ride back!
SOL: Damn that was a while back... I wouldn't have even been in high school. I ain't going to tell you exactly what it was but it was something corny as shit, haha.
SOL: I wanted to take time with this project, get to know myself better then anything. This tape was a process of 2 years & in that 2 years man I learnt a lot about me, I found what I wanted to experiment with & were I felt wanted journey more into. There's no such thing as a time limit & I guess a lot of people forget that. Even myself at stages.
SOL: 100%, RD & THC are my fam man. Viewing it from both sides of the spectrum is incredible. Ive learnt so much from being that malcolm in the middle you know haha (as a human as well as an artist), from the energy in everybody on both sides, to the way were all creating individually. It's taught me something real valuable. The world we'll see what's impending.
SOL: Damn what's next for me... yeah I'll be pushing this around for the minute just so people catch the platform of were I'm at but I'm already onto the next thing now, so I'll be back to hibernating real soon.
SOL: This Friday night, 11/9 at Ding Dong Lounge 9pm, I'll be launching LOS|SOL with the fams THC & RD. Other then that I guess people well have to keep an eye out for when they want to catch me.
Get the 15-track release LOS|SOL at manicsol.bandcamp.com/album/los-sol.