CENTER STAGE 09.10.22
Ivy Sole (she/they) does not fit neatly into any one box—that uniqueness is their superpower. The 28-year old rapper-singer is a rare hybrid of sultry and soulful R&B paired with undeniable hip-hop lyricism. As a Charlotte, NC native and Brooklyn resident, Ivy’s sound draws on a diverse set of influences including southern rap, gospel, spoken-word poetry, boom bap and more. Following her debut mixtape EDEN in 2016 (#27 of Bandcamp’s Best Albums of 2016), Ivy quickly garnered recognition as one of the most promising MCs. Their latest offering CANDID (Feb 2022) has earned praise from fans and critics alike, with features in Spotify’s flagships like Alternative R&B, Fresh Finds, & Alternative Hip-Hop, in addition to a full Pitchfork album review and press love from Fader, NPR, Metal Mag, DJ Booth and many more. Ivy’s growth is imminent—welcome to their garden.