Seattle rapper Sol has released his new single “Freedom’s Song” – named after and dedicated to his godson for his 9th birthday. Earnings from the song will be dedicated to Freedom’s college fund. The track features Seattle soul-singer and frequent Sol collaborator, Otieno Terry, and comes on the heels of his recent “If You Don’t Call” video, which has garnered over 150,000 views in just over a month.
Sol – widely known for using his platform for good – has done so frequently over the past few years. In 2016, he launched a global fundraising campaign for Haiti hurricane-relief that raised over $30,000. This was done via online fundraising and a sold-out relief show in Seattle. The release of “Freedom’s Song” follows suit – it has been released using Stem, a music distribution company that helps artists with royalty splits as a tool to allow Freedom to be the beneficiary of all of Sol’s residuals from the new single.
“Nine years ago my godson Freedom was born while I was on stage,” explains Sol. “Throughout his life, my career in music has been a fascination for him. My hope is that through my music I can not only show Freedom that he can succeed at doing what he loves, but that through this song he will be in a position to do what it is he loves.”