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FreeSol

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FreeSol is a progressive and unique hip-hop, rock, and soul infused band from Memphis, Tennessee. They started in 2003 when the lead singer/rapper, Free, decided to move beyond the basic hip-hop formula of “two turntables and a microphone” and formed an actual band with the addition of Elliott Ives on guitar/vocals, Premo Danger on the keyboard, and Kickman Teddy on the drums. Growing up surrounded by the rich musical landscape embedded in Memphis’ history, Free Sol is naturally influenced by a variety of sounds from blues to rock to hip-hop.

The band’s name, “FreeSol”, refers to a state of mind – a freedom of expression with a main objective of never conforming to the usual way of doing things… especially in music. With this philosophy, coupled with their musicianship and intelligent lyrics, their music swept the live band scene in the south as they battled their way to win every competition they entered.
In 2006, Justin Timberlake, also a Memphis native, saw them perform, immediately recognized their talent, and signed Free Sol to his upstart label, Tennman Records. Currently they are working with a variety of producers such as Jim Jonsin (Beyonce, Pitbull), Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem), Cool & Dre (Lil’ Wayne, The Game), and more. Their first album is scheduled for release in 2010 on Tennman/Interscope.

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