Souleye is a hip-hop rapper based in Los Angeles and is becoming known for his universal sound. He expands his past experiences by unfolding them with reflective and engaging thoughts that are produced into his poetic music; allowing him to build a deeper connection with his fans. He has performed at transformational music festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man, and Shambhala. He has also been well-received by the hip-hop community and featured on sites such as Underground Hip Hop Blog, This Is 50, The Hype Magazine, Above Average Hip Hop and more!
Souleye has earned rave reviews and a rabid following for his rousing and powerful style that challenges paradigms and incorporates Hip-Hop, EDM, R&B, and Funk. Souleye has been touted as, “Hip hop’s medicine man,”“America’s new leading edge voice,” and “a modern day hip hop warrior.”
After releasing 2012’s Iron Horse Running and touring the world playing sold-out arenas with Alanis Morissette, an inspired Souleye returned to the studio to begin work on his next full-length album. With a wealth of new material, Souleye released his album Shapeshifting in October 2015 featuring lead singles, “The Victim” and “Labeled.”Shapeshiftingeffortlessly joins old-school hip hop with trip-hop…it’s a psychedelic, otherworldly exploration.
Shapeshifting as well as “Labeled” and “The Victim” received an honorable amount of press and was featured on sites such as Yahoo Music, Thisis50, The Hype Magazine, Triple HQ and more. “Labeled” made it to the top 20 Official European Independent music charts. Muzic Notez touted, “Not only is he a brilliantly gifted lyricist but his music delivers a strong and positive message.