Tha Soloist | Interview
Tha Soloist is an emcee from Jersey City, NJ. Growing up, he listened to Public Enemy, Rakim, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest. He began writing rhymes in 1995, a year after his father passed away. He recorded under the name D.U.S.T. and learned to produce and mix as well. Soloist released a mixtape with all Coldplay samples, called The Cold Play, which focused on stories about the life of a young marine. In 2010, Soloist released the mixtape, Cause Of The Fatherless. He later signed with RedPhone Records and is working on his debut album, April Showers.