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Sol Guy

Social Entrepreneur & Host 4REAL

Renowned music producer Sol Guy inspires and empowers young people to improve the world around them. 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.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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 takes celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting REAL change. These are the REAL heroes of our time. Celebrity guests include Cameron Diaz, Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Mos Def, M.I.A., Casey Affleck, K’Naan, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Sol Guy takes strong messages of global interdependence to students throughout North America using speech, video and music as his unique vehicles for change.

13 years ago you chose us, my life was never the same and only got better. You used to fit in my… https://t.co/te7pALxJqH (2017-06-22 03:27:04)
A crew of Muslims, Natives, Blacks and Jews won Video of the year last night at the… https://t.co/nLh6o7NYDV (2017-06-19 07:23:07)
Today is Father's Day and my Dads birthday he would have been 73 and marveling at how he had… https://t.co/KVvJn6tRFS (2017-06-18 06:48:16)