Solé began her professional career as a hardcore hip-hop artist by attracting attention in the summer of 1999 with her appearance on J.T. Money's hit single "Who Dat" which reached #1 on the Rap Singles Chart, remained on the charts for 8 weeks and won "Rap Single of the Year" at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards. This was followed by the release of her debut album "Skin Deep" on DreamWorks Records in September of 1999 which achieved gold status and garnered her a nomination for "Rap Artist of the Year" at the Billboard Music Awards. She also went on to win several ASCAP Music awards that same year.
Feeling disenchanted with the music industry, some of the lyrics she was writing and images she was portraying, after only one full-length album, Solé requested to be released from her record label, and her sophomore album, "Fly Away" was never released. She no longer wanted to be a part of the promotion and glorification of the destructive messaging and programming that was being pushed and promoted, especially in "urban" music.
During her almost 20 year hiatus, Solé focused on raising her family and embarking upon a spiritual journey that led her all over the world to sit at the feet of many highly skilled and gifted teachers and gurus. Not only is she a Billboard Award Winning Hip-Hop artist, but she is also a Priestess and healing wellness practitioner offering Sacred Medicine through various healing modalities. She shares her offerings through her temple, Goddess Temple of Love and her wellness business, Devi Tribe Wellness LLC.
She has amassed numerous certifications through trainings and apprenticeships including but not limited to: 500 hr. Certified Bhakti Nova Hatha Yoga Teacher, 300 hr. Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, 250 hr. Certified Mystical Dance Teacher, Initiation into various Traditional Shakta Tantra lineages including receiving Sri Vidya Diksha from her Guruji in India and studying and practicing the Living Goddess Tradition of Tantric Inner Shakti Yoga for thousands of hours with a Guru in the lineage.
She is also trained as a Sound Healer, Womb Sauna Practitioner trained in Pelvic Floor Asana, a Reiki Practitioner and Black Belt in Kung Fu. In addition she is a Clinical Herbalist, Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner, Belly Dancer, Odissi Dancer, Birth Doula, Inner Shakti Pre Natal Yoga Teacher, Kemetic Yoga Practitioner, Red Tent Facilitator, Taoist Jade Temple Initiate, Ordained Priestess and has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
Her highly anticipated return to music was guided by a desire to offer music that is creative, empowering and inspiring. Music that sits at the intersection of art, spirituality, ritual and magic... reflective of the path that she embarked upon when she left the industry.
Sole's initial return was ushered in with a feature on the single "SocMed Digital Heroin" on Public Enemy's 30th-anniversary album "Nothing Is Quick In The Desert". She was also featured on "Naal Naachna" by UK based Bhangra artist Jassi Sidhu. "ENCODED", the long awaited follow up to her freshman project, "Skin Deep", was released September 28, 2019 and is available now on all major digital and streaming platforms.
BOOKING AND MEDIA INQUIRIES
Solé is available for live performances, speaking engagements, classes, and workshops in the U.S. and Internationally. Please direct all inquiries to: