Electronic Hip-Pop artist Solomon was determined to become revolutionary. Since making his debut on the music scene in 2008, he's worn he's steely heart on his sleeve. The singer songwriter dared to be beyond revelatory with his lyrics on his debut EP Shades of Black (2009), and by the time he returned with his sophomore effort The Love Rocker Project (2011), Solomon proved his formidability as a performer. Audiences would be instantly captivated by his charisma - never diminishing and aptly accenting his talent. When Solomon and OUT Magazine unleashed his single "Life Goes On..." the artist once again demonstrated his musical versatility and sonically delivered on his most pure pop tune yet. He made the rounds of the nation's lounge scene to introduce the single, filling venues up on the buzz of his previous works that landed him spotlight attention on the video music channel MTV, VEVO and on LOGO's "NewNowNext: PopLab". Solomon had also found himself on tour opening for dance diva Deborah Cox. The San Diego, CA native credits his parents for instilling in him with an uncannily fearless work ethic. "My dad is retired from the military, and my mom has a great work ethic," he says. "They always told me: whatever you do, you do it to the fullest." Solomon learned the old fashioned way, that with hard work and discipline, he would be able to make his dreams come true. He would immerse himself in his music. It became an elixir - the remedy to his artistic angst. "I'm all for a happy tune," Solomon admits, "but I like to throw the rules out the window." He follows his own heartbeat - having proven himself a master of the contemporary urban sound of hip-hop. Solomon has his own rhythm; blending genres from rap and r&b, into the modern synth of electronica and dance. At the core, it's the story that Solomon is telling that gets his fans' attention. "Before anything, I'm a songwriter. It's important for me to have people listen to my lyrics - there's always some underlying themes that are for all of us very similar." Solomon has expounded on heartache and failed relationships. Shades of Black exorcised some of the demons that consumed him. The Love Rocker Project "sexified" the artist and gave him an outlet to let down his inhibitions. His next project, still in the works, he promises will be a serious departure from what anyone expects of him. "I've done rap. Dance. Pop. I've found my balance and how to mix them together and keep my lyrics as the focal point. This album is incredibly personal. " Never one to shy away from experimentation, the artist that learned by trial and error and consumed himself in experimentation is pushing even the boundaries of his own comfort level with his new material. "I'm trying new things for my album," Solomon says. "I'm using Japanese Taiko drums. There's still this stripped down feel," and he feels certain his fans will relate to the themes he's presenting on his latest production. And that's perhaps why Solomon has ventured into other creative pursuits. Gifted beyond simply performing and being a musician Solomon is also a painter and a designer, having crafted even some of his own signature looks. "I'm having a great time fusing together, art, fashion, technology and music. I'm much more comfortable than I've ever been when creating." Having established himself, Solomon is now paving the way for other artists. Having already traversed the pitfalls while building his own empire, he's turned his attention to mentoring and producing new talent. With SolRay Records, Solomon now comfortably sits able to wear the many hats necessary to succeed in today's music industry. "It just happened naturally," he says, "but mostly because I'm a control freak and I love what I do." He's already collaborated with his longtime friend and out hip-hop artist Rob. B, and also signed aspiring pop-artist newcomer Wilson Knight. "I think where I'm at now," the multi-talented/multi-faceted music mogul says, "I have a grasp on things, that come from experience." Solomon especially wants to be able to produce quality music, and extend to the authentic talent that is emerging from the independent artists' community the platform to get their messages heard and ambition realized. "I want there to be some unity among us...inspire artist to take it seriously and polish out the rough edges." And create the pop artists of a new generation. With so much potential in the palm of his hand, Solomon wouldn't imagine things any differently for himself and is excited for what's to come next. "A lot for me is coming full circle - I'm much more aware of the people in my family and the role models that helped shaped me to have the confidence to do whatever I wanted. I'm OK - why would I change for anyone else." That's not a question. From Solomon - it's a call to action.