5 Tips to Handling Your Business with Sol Guy

by moe on March 10, 2008

1. Find Your Passion

2. Do Your Homework. Know Your History. Understand Your Field.

3. Keep Your Word

4. Find Yourself A Mentor

5. Make Sure You Deliver

Sounds simple enough? Check out the video.

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Expert:
Sol Guy

Occupation:
Artist/Television Producer

Sol Guy has been an influential contributor to the rise of Urban Music over the last 11 years. His combined experience of running an independent label, artist management, producing, consulting, and full-time employment at major record labels has provided him with a well-rounded view of the music industry.

Guy has worked closely with some of the highest profile black music artists of our time including Lauryn Hill, P Diddy, India Arie, The Roots, Outkast, Dead Prez, B.I.G. and The Wu-Tang Clan.

His life took a fateful turn in 2001 when he was invited to Sierra Leone, West Africa by Warchild Canada as a featured guest in the award-winning documentary Musicians In The War Zone. Guy witnessed the tragedy of war first-hand and saw potential for artists to raise awareness on global social issues. This was a life-changing experience that propelled him out of the music industry and onto a mission to bridge the gap between social activism and entertainment.

Guy is now focusing all of his experience and expertise on new areas of mass media. His mission is to use music, film, television and hip hop culture as a vehicle for change, promoting self-love and empowerment for global youth. He has recently formed a multimedia company called Direct Current Media that combines socially relevant and commercially viable content to achieve success in progressive social change and economic empowerment for those involved.

Guy has a long-standing history of community service and youth empowerment. He has brought his message to schools, jails and communities around the world. Over the past two years he has traveled extensively, connecting with youth leaders around the world to find ways to connect their work and be a conduit for change.

One of his projects is managing hip hop artist K’naan. A Somali refugee, K’Naan creates urgent “music with a message” and shares Guy’s vision of using his fame to help change the situation in his home country. Pulling from his poet-warrior culture, K’naan has flourished as an artist and is now known around the world.

Guy’s vision has been captured on film and television with the creation of 4REAL television series. 4REAL takes celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young people who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting REAL change. These are the REAL heroes of our time. The show inspires audiences to see their own potential and their ability to affect real change in their own communities.

[Source: Mobile Jam Fest]

{ 7 comments }

Sue Massey March 10, 2008 at 2:46 PM

I like your writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

– Sue.

Sarah Mk March 11, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Very inspiring biography and important tips!

Corey Criner March 12, 2008 at 3:54 PM

This is very inspiring right here thanks for the tips

dj lissa monet March 13, 2008 at 1:23 AM

saw sol last night at reign nightclub. such a humble and knowledgeable guy. i’d love to have a conversation with him with out the loud music and “bottle popping”one day…lolz
~lissa

Jamie A June 3, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Good biography, but I’d love to know more! I’m doing a project on Sol Guy and suprisingly enough, there isn’t a lot of info on him… If any of you know anything else, please, post it soon!

Dudu Sarr September 20, 2008 at 11:17 AM

Hey Sol,
hope you are well. we used to be on Lauren Colemena´s punchmedia hip hop forum back in 2003. Been trying to reconnect for a while but no emails.
I am trying to find out more about booking KNAAN for a performance in Dakar/Senegal. so please send me some info.
keep it up.
Peace and grooves
Dudu

TheJennTaFur February 27, 2009 at 12:31 AM

Great advice. This is what I have told others to do in their respective fields. People wonder why I know so much. I’m constantly learning and trying to keep up to date! Thanks for sharing, Moe! xoxo

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