So Solid Crew
So Solid Crew are widely credited for changing the UK urban music scene and paved the way for many present day acts & artists. The collective has been considered an English Wu-Tang Clan and were a ground-breaking act. They forged a notorious reputation for attracting media controversy.
So Solid Crew are an urban musical collective from South London, whose hits include Oh No (Sentimental Things) and 21 Seconds, the latter reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart in August 2001. The single also won Best British Video at the 2002 BRIT Awards and that same year So Solid collected numerous awards at the MOBOs. Another hit, They Don’t Know, reached No.3 in November 2001 and Haters got to No.8 in January 2002. Ride Wid Us was a UK No.19 in April 2002. They released a single, Broken Silence which spoke out about government prejudice which they felt they had faced (number 9 in the UK charts). Oxide & Neutrino from So Solid enjoyed a number 1 with Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) in May 2000 (which went silver and sold in excess of 250,000) and follow up No Good 4 Me went to No. 6 in the charts, again going silver and selling over 250,000 units.
So Solid collectively enjoyed 11 Top Ten’s, including 2 number 1s and they dominated the charts for a good few years in the early 2000s. So Solid’s success was considered an inspiration for modern Urban artists and helped to pave the way for the commercial recognition of acts such as Roll Deep, Dizzee Rascal, N-Dubz, Tinchy Stryder and Chipmunk.