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Sol

Over the last few years, Haitian-American artist Sol has built a sizable following, all while traveling the world from Ethiopia to Colombia and beyond. After a few EPs and a slew of independent releases,  he became No. 1 on the US iTunes hip-hop chart, No. 4 globally with the masterwork “Yours Truly,” and his SoundCloud streams shot to eight figures. The hip-hop artist’s rise shows no signs of slowing, as showcased on his latest track “Legacy.” Listen below and read on to discover the Seattle native’s favorite hometown spots.

city guide:
Seattle, WA
food
Tacos Chukis
"My favorite spot in Seattle has to be Tacos Chukis. They started as just a hole in the wall (on the third floor) and blew up simply off of word of mouth. Their tacos are simply the best in Seattle. Order the Adobada and thank me later. Pork with the pineapple on top is a winner." — Sol
Tacos Chukis, Broadway East, Seattle, WA, United States
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bar
The Sunset Tavern
"So many amazing venues in Seattle, why not catch a live show while you have your drinks? We have everything from dive bar style venues (Sunset Tavern) to beautifully preserved theaters (The Paramount)." — Sol
5433 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107, United States
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bar
Paramount Theatre Seattle
"So many amazing venues in Seattle, why not catch a live show while you have your drinks? We have everything from dive bar style venues (Sunset Tavern) to beautifully preserved theaters (The Paramount)." — Sol
911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
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coffee
Kaladi Brothers Coffee
"Kaladi Brothers Coffee because they have consistently quality but just as importantly they have a good vibe. What is even more great about them is that they genuinely create a safe space for all kinds of people. The inside of Kaladi has got to be one of the most diverse places in all of Seattle. I order an iced chai. Personally more of a tea person than coffee. Caffeine is a powerful drug!" — Sol
Kaladi Brothers Coffee, East Pike Street, Seattle, WA, United States
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landmark
Seattle Japanese Garden
"The Japanese Botanical Garden is super underrated in my opinion. There is a little cover but it's totally worth it. Smoke a joint and go take a walk through the garden. Or bring a date, camera, book, or just go to meditate and relax." — Sol
Seattle Japanese Garden, Lake Washington Boulevard East, Seattle, WA, United States
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lodging
Sorrento Hotel
"Hotel Sorrento is a must for anybody wanting an unforgettable stay in Seattle. Even people who live here should take a weekend and stay at the Sorrento when they get the chance. It's a magical old building that will make you feel like you time traveled back to an old Seattle from the early 20th century." — Sol
900 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
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venue
The Crocodile
"The Crocodile has low key became my favorite venue to watch shows lately. They continually book fantastic acts who are always on the rise and will probably never play a venue that size again. So when you see the next super star at the Croc you will get to say you saw them perform for just 400ish people. They don't even charge additional ticket fees because they think it's immoral. P.S. the wood fire oven pizza they make at the side-bar is amazing." — Sol
The Crocodile, 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
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shopping
Stussy
"So many dope spots. Stussy Seattle is a must hit for anybody passing through Cap Hill." — Sol
1108 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
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shopping
Totokaelo
"If you have a budget I'd say you have to hit Totokaelo. Super beautiful space and wonderfully curated pieces." — Sol
Totokaelo, 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
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outdoors
Green Lake
"For me, the most inspiring outdoor space has got to be Green Lake. You can run around it to get fit and clear your mind. You can walk around with a friend or date. You can even just sit and people watch or catch the sunset. You can do it all. I've even written songs while chilling at Green Lake. Great place all times of the year." — Sol
Green Lake, Seattle, WA, United States
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shopping
Left Bank Books
Bookstore that runs as a collective publishes and distributes radical works plus other used titles.
Left Bank Books, Pike Street, Seattle, WA, United States
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Sol
landmark
Seattle Art Museum
SAM is the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Art Museum, 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
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Sol
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