Paul Rogers (aka Solid) was born in the California Bay Area in 1989, and at a young age began listening to music. By the age of 10 he was buying cassettes and cd’s and found hip-hop. He began writing rhymes soon afterwards when he was 11. He moved to the Sacramento area in 2001, and continued writing original lyrics. Soon after moving, he began taking piano lessons and grew to love and understand diverse styles of music. In the fall of 2006 he began making hip-hop beats and producing music with a friend and shortly afterwards Solid met Anonymous, and began producing beats for his group R & R Ink. Solid began traveling to shows and events with Anonymous and was introduced to people who were passionate about God outside of the typical church setting. This grew Solid immensely in his faith, and he began to understand the Gospel and become serious about serving and following Jesus. 1 Corinthians 15:58 became the inspiration for Solid, which stands for Serving Our Lord In Devotion. He began putting his lyrics to his beats and started ministering with Anonymous in the Sacramento area. Solid also discovered his gift of freestyle rapping, and enjoys entertaining crowds with improv songs created from topics given to him on the spot by the audience.
Solid moved to San Luis Obispo on the central coast of California to attend Cal Poly for college. He continued to perform at dances, coffee shops, open mic nights, poetry slams, banquets, churches, graduations, and other events. Solid began planning Rhyme & Reason in early 2008, however school and other commitments delayed recording. Eventually he was blessed with opportunities to record his rhymes and released his first studio album, Rhyme & Reason, in summer 2009.
In the years after releasing Rhyme & Reason, Solid spent time studying, working, and ministering as he finished school. He was able to spend time living in Fresno- CA, San Sebastián- Spain (Basque Country), Mayagüez- Puerto Rico, and Pomona- CA, and grew immensly from seeing God move in diverse groups of people. After finishing school in 2012 Solid moved to Southern California where he currently resides and works full-time in the Inland Empire. In July 2014 Solid released his sophomore album "Epidemic"
Solid's music is fueled by life experiences and the issues of grief, poverty, injustice, disappointment, hypocrisy, addiction and sin that affect us all. These experiences have been transformed into hope and power through the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Solid is a member of ChristFM Concerts, a hip-hop ministry focused on outreaches at public schools, churches, housing projects, benefit concerts, and more thorughout California, Mexico, and Kenya.
Solid accepts donations, but willingly gives his music away for free even though the music is high-quality and original. Solid hopes that people everywhere will be impacted by it and refuses to let money dictate or influence the impact of his music. Please share the music (no copyrights...burn away!) and share the experience with others.