The artist: Solomon Bass V, who goes by the moniker “The Solo King.” He’s been active since 2005, and is based in Milwaukee.
Try him if you like MO3, Kanye West, Drake.
How you know him: Unless you’ve spent time at the Miramar Theater in Milwaukee, you may not. But hey, he's got a following there so why not here?
How you can get to know him: He has an album coming out this month: "Diary of a Mad Black Man: Devotion To Venom," a “smooth album (about) the love and pain of relationships.” Keep an eye on Instagram once it drops for performance news. His latest music video, “If I Knew,” also debuted a month ago.