Today we’d like to introduce you to Baba Sol.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I grew up in Decatur, GA and moved around metro Atlanta. Graduated high school in 2006. I started making mixtapes for underground music in Atlanta back in 2005. After graduating, I went to school for audio engineering and started a solo rap career. I changed my lifestyle from being in the streets full time to part-time organizing with other musicians and artists. I began to heal my mind and body from 2007-2014. Learning everything from Urban agriculture working with community organizations such as Food clothing and shelter, Gilliams Community Garden and assisting other community gardens. Also, after learning and mastering meditation and reiki energy healing, I began to share the knowledge and wisdom with others. I began making herbal medicine beginning in 2010 for myself and began administering herbal medicine on 2014. I am a self-taught herbalist and ethnobotany is my focus as I love to study the relationship between us as a people and how we have been using these plants over time. Currently, I am one of Atlanta’s promising MCs as well as herbalist and author. I host events weekly in the city. I host plant walks all around the states and beyond. I have over five albums out and a great stage performance when seen live! My book is called Wisdom and Philosophy on intuitive Energy Work came out in first quarter of 2021 and it allows anyone to tap into their highest potential through energy work, meditation, and reprogramming of the subconscious.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The road is not smooth at all! I have a child and most of all that is a challenge being a father and pursuing an entrepreneurial career. Losing jobs and dealing with the threat of COVID-19. Working a community garden with minimal assistance. I have been to jail three times… and all happened at pivotal moments of my life. Being homeless in Atlanta as well. But these things have made me stronger.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I specialize in Foraging and making herbal medicine, Making great music and authoring books. I am known as the Bush Man of Atlanta teaching about the medicinal and edible plants that grow all around us on the region. Coordinator of a large community garden in Decatur, GA where we grow food and have great events for the hood. I also have great music and a great stage presence that you will never forget. I am most proud of my dedication to the community and being able to balance my entertainment life with my practical life! What sets me apart is that I am genuine and come from the streets. My approach to any situation will never be the same as anyone else, as I have a real passion and have turned what I love about life into an actual career that is not only helping me but others as well!
What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
I’ve learned that you cannot base your timeline of success on others. You have to keep pursuing what you see is your vision because before you know it, you will be there. Stay focused on the path. And also to focus on one two three things only and not a lot. Also, do not share your ideas with others because there are people who like to steal ideas. And if you need help, always ask for help.
- 20.00 Wisdom And Philosophy on intuitive Energy Work
- 60.00 indigenous Plant Walk of Atlanta
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://linktr.ee/Babasol
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/baba.sol
Sowbeit and Baba SoL