– Meet Solé Aja Shah –
Solé began her professional career as a hardcore hip-hop artist by attracting attention in the summer of 1999 with her appearance on J.T. Money’s hit single “Who Dat” which reached #1 on the Rap Singles Chart, remained on the charts for 8 weeks and won “Rap Single of the Year” at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards. This was followed by the release of her debut album “Skin Deep” on DreamWorks Records in September of 1999 which achieved gold status and garnered her a nomination for “Rap Artist of the Year” at the Billboard Music Awards. She also went on to win several ASCAP Music awards that same year.
Feeling disenchanted with the music industry, some of the lyrics she was writing and images she was portraying, after only one full-length album, Solé requested to be released from her record label, and her sophomore album, “Fly Away” was never released. She no longer wanted to be a part of the promotion and glorification of the destructive messaging and programming that was being pushed and promoted, especially in “urban” music.
During her almost 20 year hiatus, Solé embarked upon a spiritual journey and began evolving into the woman she is today. Not only is Solé a hip-hop artist, she is also a healing wellness practitioner, offering Sacred Medicine through music and various other healing modalities. She shares her offerings through her business Devi Tribe Wellness, as a Sound Healer, 300 hr. Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher (Mumbai, India), 250 hr. Certified Mystical Dance Teacher (Koh Phangan, Thailand), Womb Sauna Practitioner, Reiki Master, Black Belt in Kung Fu, Clinical Herbalist, Tantric Yogini, Sacred Medicine Woman Wellness Coach, Birth Doula, Shakti Pre Natal Yoga teacher, Pelvic Floor (Yoni) Yoga Teacher, Belly Dancer, Red Tent Facilitator, Taoist Jade Temple Initiate, Water Priestess, and has a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
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