2019 Artist To Watch: SoloSam

Next up in our series of artists to watch in 2019 is SoloSam. He is a rapper/beatmaker that has total control in his creative process and brings his vision to fruition on stage with intense performances that leave crowds asking for more. In 2018 SoloSam released his debut album Itis which brought him into the light as a powerful lyricist with banging production sensibilities. “Breezin & Coolin” emerged as a lead single that would generate some serious buzz accompanied by one of my favorite music videos of the year.

He ended the year by opening up for Freddie Gibbs at the end and proved that he has the magnetism to hold his own on a stage with a bigger name. When SoloSam steps on stage he immediately draws the crowd in and brings the energy all the way up. He’s a lyricist with that sits firmly within modern rap while keeping old school sensibilities. His voice is heavy and his lyrical content is both bold and humble. He’s been working on a new project that is set to release this year which is one of my most anticipated projects of the year.

You can check him out under SoloSam on all streaming platforms and at @solosam on IG.

Listen to Itis below.

Stephen Kaplan