Solar Announces His Return, Plots Tour With Jazzmatazz Band

Solar has reemerged and plans to hit the road with a new Jazzmatazz band.

Rapper Solar has announced his return after two years of keeping a low profile.

Solar, who kept close ties with Guru in the final years of his life, told AHH that he plans to hit the road with a newly formed Jazzmatazz band, inspired by Guru's series of albums. Members of the group come from Living Colour.

“Nothing like a pro-filled jazz-ed band live. Add in a horn section, percussion, rappers, guest artists and you got a killer concert,” Solar told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “It’s a music and culture mix – a concert like no other. I also get to honor Guru – just by getting Jazzmatazz back on tour.”

Solar explained why he disappeared from the public eye since Guru's death in August 2010.“It took me a long time to pick up the pieces – make decisions. [...] Losing Guru was a lot to deal with but now I know I can move on.

“With Jazzmatazz’ 20th anniversary next year, Guru just might be smiling over the fact we will be playing out live again," he continued.

Solar hopes to rekindle the pride he felt in collaborating with Guru, and hopes that fans will feel the same way. "Jazzmatazz was Guru’s at first but when I joined, Jazzmatazz became our pride and joy,” he said. “I hope to rekindle that pride, that joy and by doing touring, I’m carrying on Guru’s legacy. I think it is a fitting tribute to my brother from another mother and to the fans who have been wondering about Jazzmatazz since his passing.”

RELATED: Sway Explains His Emotions Interviewing Solar After Guru's Death

109 Comments

  • Danny Drive Thru

    Is this a late april fool?

  • Tha Prophet

    the fans of Jazzmatazz knew Guru's legacy is just that, it's over with his death only living on in the true fans. I hope Solar bankrupts himself and ends up having to sell the pieces he has left to the HeadQCourterz scene. That'd be the only thing Solar could do to save face in my eyes.

  • Anonymous

    Here's a riddle: if you play concerts of shitty music and nobody comes to see it, is it really a boycott?

  • Anonymous

    Solar logged into Guru's myspace to try to pick up chicks on the internet

  • Anonymous

    Gang Starr for life, Guru & Preem changed hip hop forever, Solar tried to leech off Guru's success and this tour will be a failure.

  • Anonymous

    Guru was dying and you used your power to prevent his family from seeing him. You posed as Guru on the internet while his health was failing to mislead his fans on his condition. Why are you not in jail?

  • Anonymous

    I would be surprised if Solar had 1 fan that wasn't his mom. I wonder how she feels about her son desecrating the memory of a legitimate musician

  • Anonymous

    Wow I can't believe we get to talk to the real Solaar in this thread! Tell me, how long exactly have you been living with your head up your ass guy?

  • Solar Sucks

    Solar you are a lying piece of sh*t, and nobody believes your lies. BOYCOTT ALL SOLAR SHOWS!!! BOYCOTT ALL SOLAR SHOWS!!! BOYCOTT ALL SOLAR SHOWS!!! BOYCOTT ALL SOLAR SHOWS!!!BOYCOTT ALL SOLAR SHOWS!!!BOYCOTT ALL SOLAR SHOWS!!!

  • Anonymous

    You haters are laughable. You just cant believe Solar has fans. Well he does and I am one of them.

  • Anonymous

    Garymet is back with his thousand accounts. Give it a break Solars has fans fool.

  • Maskatron

    Looks like we have Solar trolling the comments here, just like he does on YouTube. I think the people that run this website can verify that with the IP addresses, correct?

  • Promoter

    Sounds horrible! I thought Solar had realized how hated he is by now. For promoters out there: If you book a Solar Jazzmatazz show in my town, Ill arrange a free-entrance hip hop event the same day and make sure everyone knows the entire story about Solar, that supporting Solar is the last thing a GangStarr/JazzMatazz fan should do. So dont offer a money back guarantee on tickets. You will get burned.

  • Ace

    You haters hate on everybody. Lets keep it real yall hated on 2Pac when he waz alive. Yall are just hatin ass clowns.

  • MC Solarr

    Solar can eat a dick.

  • Anonymous

    Good to see him bring Jazzmatazz back. I'm a fan.

  • Solar sells bootleg Gang Starr shirts

    Every single positive comment here is actually Solar, lol.

  • Anonymous

    All you haters are not going to quiet Solars fans. You assholes think that everyone of us is Solar. Thats so sad WAKE UP SOLAR HAS ALOT OF FANS.

  • sandy

    Jazzmatazz is the bomb and so is Solar.

  • connie

    All the great producers was hated on, Dre, Puff,Em, Kanye, Will I am and now Solar. That puts him in great company.

  • djdishman

    Mr. Mo'Sher (aka Solar)... I find the way you perpetrate as a fan(s) of yourself and comment on this article, how great you are...to be comical, to say the least. You definitly do not have 10 or more fans, definitly. There is only one cat whom should represent the "Gifted Unlimted Ryhmes Universal" persona...Premo. I am looking forward to keeping tabs on the "turnout" for your performances. Good luck! You will need it. -Dish

  • Anonymous

    This is great. Guru would of wanted Solar to kept Jazzmatazz alive.

  • bob

    Solar is best to represent Guru Jazzmatazz legacy. We all know the people who did for two years and failed. They only repped themselves, and made Guru and Solar look bad.

  • Anonymous

    These haters are out of their minds. A Jazzmatazz concert is long over due.

  • marco

    Guru, Solar and Jazzmatazz go together. when and where I'll be there.

  • Anonymous

    solars music is food for thought. I'll go to the Jazzmatazz concert and get fed.

  • Anonymous

    Solars music is food for thouht. I'll go to the Jazzmatazz concert and get fed.

  • Anonymous

    Solar's Roger Rabbit he was framed. If any of that shit was true. He would be in jail.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck the haters. I'll go see Solar because I love Jazzmatazz .

  • frank

    I love Solar. The way he worked the stage with Guru was great. I'm glad he's back. F the haters.

  • tam

    One of the best concerts I've seen was Jazzmatazz

  • subtract

    Foget all this bullshit. Guru and Solar is the best thing to come out of hip hop in 10 years. Jazzmatazz for life.

  • advert

    Time for a new Jazzmatazz and tour. Enough of the BS. Guru did'nt represent that.

  • nightbug

    saw guru and solar live. great show. Solar is on point bringing jazzmatzz back for the fans. Know it must be hard for him doe.

  • Djforty

    Definitely feeling jazzmatazz. I will be there.

  • joe

    Big Jazzmatazz fan. This is great news.

  • joe

    Guru and Solar are Jazzmatazz.

  • addy

    Jazzmatazz is the shit. Can't wait to see the concerts.

  • Anonymous

    I love Guru and Solar. I can't wait for the concerts I saw them Live and it was incredible. this is what all the the real Guru fans have been waiting for. RIP GURU 7Grand baby

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Solar, always and forever.

  • anonymous

    Solar, I don't know why you would do a show ever dude, you will be stabbed. Do yourself a favor and hide, you dumbass.

  • Anonymous

    Don't know this dude solar, and I don't think Guru needed him for anything in his career...I heard some shit that I can't even remmember.

  • t

    what does a superproducer do on tour anyway? Push an MPC button? My main disappointment is seeing living colour involved with this clown.

  • Anonymous

    people need to understand that when you split with somebody it's over!! but stupid fans won't accept it. it's called bandwagon hating you hating because everyone else is hating. they splitted for reason so finally accept it!

    • Anonymous

      Stop bringing Preemo into this S_O_L_A_R. We not f_cking with you. You're not even living up to your own attribute, but you are right and exact about one thing, GURU is gone, you have SPLIT UP, IT'S OVER. Now someone tweet Living Colour and put them on to game.

  • Gino

    FUCK YOU SOLAR... DON'T COME TO THE UK WE DON'T FUCKING CARE

    • Anonymous

      F U hater you dont know shit. Your just hating to hate. Gusmo is telling the true story of why gangstarr broke up. Solar didnt do anything wrong. He held Guru down when he was sick. Gurus family didnt. They just start spreading lies on the brother. Yall dont know the truth so shut the F up.

  • Gino

    Fuck Solar or as Primo called him N**ga who? Bumpy's gonna come get you punk!

  • jaims

    solar, you should be shot.. i read all those things about what you did on f*cksolar.com and i haven't forgotten any of it.. even before that website we all knew u were up to some f*ckery.. and even before we knew u were up to f*ckery we associated u with wack music because your jazzmatazz record sucked in comparison to the others and on top of that you had guru doing auto tune.. yeah i haven't forgot about that.. dude no one likes u in this industry go work at UPS .. don't ever try to step foot in hip hop or music ever again i'm serious.. i'm standing up for guru and for his nephew who was on youtube sayin u won't let family see guru.. straight up we got nothing but hate for u so u can just go step on somewhere cuz we ain't supportin u EVER.. WE HATE YOU.. if i ever see you dude u better hope u ain't alone

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P GURU... Solar....may God be the better judge.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck solar I hope the bitch dies and burns for what he did.

  • TigerPawRaw

    I'm sure its been said before many times already, but it needs to be said again: FUCK SOLAR! Ahhhhhhh, i fuckin hate this dude. I'm not one to really hate people I don't know on a personal level, but I HATE THIS DUDE! Fuck him and everyone thats down with him! Dude makes me sick

  • Anonymous

    FUCK SOLAR. R.I.P GURU ...One Of The Best Yet!

  • Ceasar

    Why is this horseshit on here? Solar must be hard up for some money, I guess he's blown through whatever he'd stolen from Guru.

    • art vandelay

      I agree, this shouldnt be on here.. dont even give this douchebag, worthless waste of space any promotion.

  • Sam

    if this cunt plays anywhere near me im gunna throw shit in his face outside the venue.

    • TigerPawRaw

      forget occupy wallstreet, whenever dude performs, we need to organize boycotts of his wack ass. dude should not be able to make a dime offa guru's legacy. talkin bout jazzmatazz was "our" pride and joy? Get the fuck outta here with that! "Super-Producer Solar" my fuckin ass. fuck that dude

  • effdude

    fuck solar, i hope karma gets him sooner than later...

  • p. dom

    Oh yeah, Guru died in APRIL 2010. Get ya facts right!!!

  • p. dom

    Man, fuck this parasite. I seriously hope he catches a bottle to his stupid ass face as soon as he steps on stage. RIP Guru and it's STILL #FUCKSOLAR all day.

  • Anonymous

    I hope somebody murder his ass

  • Backpacker 88

    Every time I read an article from Steven J. Horowitz, my blood pressure skyrockets.

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody have any proof that this man did summin wrong, or is this just more monday morning arm chair quarterbacking from the same delusional idiots who think Jay-Z is a devil worshipper?? It looks to me like a bunch of fanboys who cant accept that guru even on his death bed wanted nothing to with Premier are using him as a scapegoat because they cant accept reality They say he forged documents...... Prove it, if that was true, wouldnt Guru's family have found an analyst to prove it, and filed a lawsuit by now??..... Common Sense says they would have Show me some evidence that this man did anything wrong.......I'll wait

    • Anonymous

      People ain't forget those hacked emails and stories of litigation and death threats. I see this article of news more like a call to arms to shut ole boy down, not bigging him up like it's a good thing.

    • Anonymous

      lol @ people thinking that I'm actually solar For the record, I dont know or give a shit about Solar or his music, I just havent seen anything provable and I dont believe in condemning somebody for shit that you cant prove

    • Anonymous

      Aye Solar: This ain't got nothing to do with Premo. People don't like YOU. Do the knowledge and face the actual facts, you're done.

    • TigerPawRaw

      you obviously didn't see all of the leaked emails from his email account. or notice how "guru's" tweets while he was unconscious totally matched up with style solar's bitch ass used to tweet, amongst other things. actually, since this is probably solar i'm talking to, i guess you would know about all of that...eat a dick.

  • fernandop

    Solars a talented producer. gurus best song ever ''look to the sun'' was produced by solar. go bump that fly shit with your girl and tell me different. she'll be singing it too, and humming on you. anyhow he just needs to start his own new shit. jazzmatazz died with guru. no such thing as new jazzmatazz. and i dont think guru would roll with solar if he was being bullied, guru wasnt no fuckin slouch. i resent how pple portrayed him that way. guru would scrap shit out .flat

    • TigerPawRaw

      this is awesome, these back to back posts defending solar. everyone knows that this is either solar or one of the few friends he has left, since everyone knows how fuckin wack solar is, and that hes a bitchmade dick-eater. kill yourself

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    Solar needs to climb back under that rock he was hiding under. I'm boycotting any and everything that are associated with this clown.

  • Anonymous

    This dude was forging letters, keeping the family away, now he wants to tour using that man's music and drags Living Colour into the line of fire.

  • Solar's Mom

    Don't listen to my boy! he is a shady piece of shit.

  • E

    Good job, Steven J. Horowitz

    • a asshole

      you piece a shit - you gonna throw jews under the bus cuz you dont like the editor youre cool

    • Alf Capone

      gotta agree with ya. normally i could careless but horowitz is pretty horrible. shitty enough that i bothered to comment on how shitty he is. maybe his uncle owns hhdx or some shit. i mean horowitz is a jewish name

  • E

    Fuck whoever promotes or endorses or even interviews this scumbag

  • gaetarick

    Fuck Solar! Gang Starr All Day! Guru All Day! R.I.P. Guru ...

  • So Icy Boi!

    This piece of shit has the nerve to announce this around the 2 year anniversary of Guru's death. Fuck you Solar, Jazzamtazz died with Guru. Anything afterwards is a fraud.

  • Anonymous

    All the Solar conspiracies were as Gay as the Illuminati fairy tales, I feel bad for Guru that his death had to be tainted by a bunch of paranoid idiots on the internet drawing this wild and crazy conclusions about shit they know nothing bout

  • aj

    he better watch his back everybody hates him just cause its been two years doesnt mean we dont hate ur ass anymore. your the reason guru died

  • Jay Smooth

    How are you gonna do an article on Solar without acknowledging all of the backstory involved? You gotta at least throw the word "controversial" in there somewhere.. this reads like someone just copied Solar's press release, not a good look on such a sensitive issue.

  • illotic shines

    Fuck superfaggot Solar. Someone needs to but this bum out of his misery, dude is a piece of shit.

  • anon

    how dare you give coverage to this shady piece of shit. i hope his tour fails miserably

  • Anonymous

    Who's going to go to that tour? People only listened to Solar because of his affiliation with Guru. lol

  • Anonymous

    since when is solar a rapper? hes not a rapper hes a SUPER PRODUCER steven horowitz just quit your job because you have no business writing about hip-hop

  • DutchWeazel

    I hope no one supports that asshole.

  • YMCMB

    LOOK AT SOLAR AND GURU IN THAT PICTURE. LOOKS LIKE TWO FAGS THAT JUST GOT DRESSED UP TOGETHER. SOLAR AND GURU WERE FUCKIN EVERYONE IN BOSTON KNOWS, EVERYONE IN NEW YORK KNOWS. THEY WERE FAGS. GURU RIP WAS A LEGEND BUT ONE OF THE FIRST HOMO RAPPERS. HE WAS SOLARS WIFE. NIGGA WAS SLAPPIN GURU TELLIN HIM TO DO SHIT HE DIDNT WANT TO DO. EVEN PRIMO SAID THIS. PREMIER SACRIFICED GURU SO HE COULD JOIN THE ILLUMINATI. FUCKIN FAGGET LEGEND. GANGSTARR WILL ALWAYS BE A GOOD GROUP THOUGH. LEGENDARY. BUT NIGGA WAS IN THE CLOSET GETTIN BUTTFUCKED. THATS WHY I JUST LISTEN TO THE GANGSTARR INSTRUMENTALS WITHOUT A FAGGET RAPPING OVER THEM. HES PROBABLY HIP HOPS FIRST GAY RAPPER. EVERYONE KNOWS SOLAR SLID HIS PENIS IN GURUS TIGHT LITTLE BUTTHOLE. THATS JUST HOW HE ROLLS...NO HOMO

    • Little Wayne's Father

      Stop Shouting at me!!! Please!!!!

    • E

      Oh yeah...no homo, btw

    • E

      @YMCMB I think you meant these two homos: http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/194396/895632.jpg

    • E

      "EVERYONE KNOWS SOLAR SLID HIS PENIS IN GURUS TIGHT LITTLE BUTTHOLE. THATS JUST HOW HE ROLLS...NO HOMO" @YMCMB No homo? Seriously? You can fantasize about these "rumors" all you wan't, nobody is stopping you. Just please try to keep your homosexuality to yourself. If you knew anything about Gang Starr and Guru you would know his strong beliefs in 5% culture, which is what Solar twisted and used against him to control. Guru was also in a very difficult financial position, was having problems with alcoholism and his place burnt down. Solar came in during a very trying time in Guru's life, and was there to "help" him financially and a place to stay. Then over time you see what's happened. Know your facts before you try and ruin a legends legacy. "Big dick suckin' lips, won't you let the late, great veteran live?" -Nas, Ether

  • calibeatbox420

    So he wants to get merked?

  • gsp187

    once again Solar is using Guru, even in death

  • Sensaye252

    He must be down to his last penny. Ain't nobody checkin' for that nigga unless they're comin' to stomp him out. I never met one Solar fan, before or after Guru's death. But I know a lot of dudes that hate him, whether it's justifiable or not. If he comes to NY for a show he better bring secret service with him.

  • Tone Spliff

    FUCK SOLAR STILL!

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