Our March Happy Hour features the Seattle-based hip hop artist, Sol. Through his own story, Sol will demonstrate how artists can use an effective web presence to connect with fans and enhance an artist brand. Sol first established himself in the Northwest music scene through the EMP Sound Off! competition in 2009. Three years later, he released the independent album Yours Truly, which quickly rose to #1 on iTunes US Hip-Hop Chart (#4 worldwide) and debuted on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. Sol spent much of 2013 on a 10 month globe-trotting hiatus with the Bonderman Honors Travel Program at the University of Washington. He has performed at SXSW, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, and two sold-out shows at Showbox at the Market; and continues to tour nationally in support of his latest EP, Eyes Open.