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Sol Guy

Social Entrepreneur & Cultural Powerhouse

Sol Guy tells stories across all mediums, with a passion to connect art and social change. His early days were spent as a founding member of the legendary Canadian hip hop group Rascalz, which he then parlayed into a successful career as a television host, film producer, artist manager and social entrepreneur. He has collaborated with some of the most influential artists in the world, including Lauryn Hill, JR, K’naan, Robert De Niro and Cameron Diaz.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Presentations

Cultural Empowerment: 4REAL – Art as a Weapon
Guy shows audiences the power of change and harnessing the ability to be malleable to change and open to outcome.

Awards

2008
National Geographic Emerging Explorer


  • Sol - he stole our hearts. I have had endless comments from students and staff about him - he's so cool, he's amazing, and mostly he's inspiring. He kept the students focused on his message and I think, got them thinking. It's not an easy thing to do when there are 750 students in each assembly and it's all grades. Kids get restless and start talking, but with the exception of a very few, all eyes were on Sol.

    - Walnut Grove Secondary School
  • What an amazing show, and an even more interesting week. Allowed me the chance to get to know them (Sol Guy and K'naan) pretty well. Both extraordinary people. Thanks again for all your help and hopefully we can work again together in the future.

    - Algoma University College

Summary Profile

After completing high school, Guy headed to Vancouver where he got involved in the music scene and helped found the hip-hop group Rascalz, whose music was infused with a social message. Known for his work with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Outkast and P. Diddy, Guy’s career took an unexpected turn with a visit to Sierra Leone.

Unable to ignore the plight of a people ravaged by war, Guy set out to use the entertainment business as a vehicle for social change. With projects in music, film and television, Guy’s message is reaching young people around the world. Audiences will be inspired to work for the betterment of their communities and empowered that they can make a change that matters. Guy’s popular TV series 4REAL took celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting REAL change.

Sol is the founder of DAIS, an artist-first media company. The organization acts as a launchpad for the development, production, and distribution of landmark content. DAIS has collaborated with such names as A Tribe Called Red (creating the four-part music video series for We Are the Halluci Nation) and digital radio station iHeartRadio Canada (broadcasts select programming via the DAIS space).

Thanks for the life lessons Kikito and bringing together community and conversations.… https://t.co/6rv2USyvgh (2017-10-11 01:26:06)
I am the most inspired by moments where my own reality is shattered. Over time I have become… https://t.co/JyYOcpckUs (2017-10-09 08:15:02)
Today there wasn't Americans there wasn't Mexicans there was no wall only people...people who… https://t.co/sIaA9GfZxE (2017-10-09 02:10:46)