Solitair releases debut single Right Here

JUNO Award-nominated artist Solitair releases the debut single “Right Here” featuring world renowned DJ Grouch, from his highly anticipated forthcoming album Dangerous ArtMost credible music industry insiders have witnessed the world class multi-hyphenate (songwriter, producer, artist) work above ground and in the shadows over the years writing, crafting and producing some of your favorite timeless Toronto rap music anthems; he produced Kardinal Offishall’s ground breaking “Bakardi Slang” single in 2001, and that same year released “Easy To Slip”, his first solo single to be nominated for a JUNO Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 2002.

 “When was the last time you felt REFRESHED and INSPIRED by some new Hip Hop energy? That’s the FEELING I intend to inject back into the music culture of the city, country, and worldwide, beginning with the release of Right Here,” says the prolific producer and songwriter whose first taste of commercial notoriety came as a result of producing four tracks on JUNO-winning rapper Choclair’s gold-selling Ice Cold debut album, while being featured on a few other tracks. “Just as Batman reacts to the bat signal, my new single is a nod to all my hardcore fans to remind them that not only do I have a lot left in the creative tank, but I am ready to showcase new music to an even broader audience with this new project.” He adds: “I also wanted to highlight more of my producer and songwriter side, along with my obvious hip hop lyrical prowess!”

In the early aughts, Solitair toured the world with Choclair and Kardinal Offishall and spent five years moving between New York and Toronto while working with notable American and international artists including Nina SkyLil WayneTrey SongzBusta RhymesEstelleRick RossElephant Man, and Jim Jones. Back home in Toronto, Solitair had also established an impressive track record of producing and co-producing songs for a laundry list of iconic award-winning Canadian rap and R&B icons including Jully BlackMelanie FionaGlenn Lewisk-os, and The Rascalz. Likewise, in 2010, Solitair had already carved out his musical unicorn status by crafting the pop-influenced, alternative smash “Come True” featuring Kardinal Offishall, that was nominated for a Juno Award for Best R&B/Soul recording of the year, an accomplishment that placed him in the rare company of artists who’ve been nominated for Juno Awards in more than one music genre. But don’t call it a comeback, as he’s been here for years, and “Right Here” picks up where he left off, boasting his unique production style of island music sensibilities combined with gritty urban soundscapes that has captured the imagination of genuine music lovers. This high energy track also features a spanking new music video directed by London Rich. With the release of “Right Here“ listeners get a sneak peak into the diversity of hip hop-infused urban music sounds that Solitair has seamlessly innovated for many years, and this new single and video quite simply signifies yet another marker in his consistent track record of releasing strong commercially palatable music that features a potent multi-genre blend of soul, hip hop, and R&B sensibilities and influences. So take the plunge…and stream that! 

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