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Raised during and heavily influenced by the formative years of the hip-hop culture, saan solo is a seasoned underground MC whose vast experience and background vault him to the top as one of hip-hop's most original, clever, and wittiest lyricists.
saan solo left Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1990 to embark upon his educational and musical ambitions at Michigan State University. While there, he did independent street promotions, co-executive produced the campus hip-hop radio show, performed at numerous shows, and collaborated/performed with some of the Midwest's hottest producers and MC's.
After graduating, saan solo returned to Kalamazoo as a math/hip-hop teacher to give back to his community. He was a member of the groundbreaking band, the Urbanights-traveling as far away as Tokyo to perform. He was also featured in the Source for his music and the hip-hop class he created. That class led to saan solo serving as a consultant to school districts nationwide and presenting at national conferences on using hip-hop in the classroom. It was also during this time that saan solo engineered /recorded over 50 songs for his students.
In 2004 saan solo released his debut album "Brainstorm" to critical acclaim, selling 5,000+ copies mostly at shows and 'out of the trunk'. Long considered an MC's MC, this project helped him receive recognition as a superior lyricist. His long awaited second album, "Bringin' '88 Back", is set for a Summer 2012 release.
Please listen to the music and enjoy- it is infused with classic rhymes, live instrumentation, a DJ, and soulful singing. Become a fan and reach out if you are interested in collaborations.