KING SOL is the brainchild of 19-year-old Ben Solomon. Solomon grew up in San Francisco, California listening to mainstream hip-hop by the likes of Drake and J Cole. He started to write music in 7th grade.
While attending the same high school that rapper/poet Watsky graduated from a decade earlier, Solomon evolved his lyrics into cohesive rap projects that fought the use of drugs, misogyny, and alcohol in popular music. He collaborated with classmates on a series of mixtapes that received relatively little attention until his breakout project "Be Somebody" sparked a fanbase in 2016. This album also spawned the single "DeLorean" while accumulating more than one million plays online. Be Somebody was a senior year independent project that Solomon created in his free time with a USB microphon