About Solace, The Writer: Born in 1982 to Panamanian parents in Brooklyn New York he was given the name of Rogelio B. Dyer II but would come to be known as Solace (To give comfort to in grief or misfortune). Growing up he was raised in Oxon Hill, Maryland and attended Friendly High School where he graduated in 2000. Solace went on to enlist in the Air Force and later graduated from Florida State University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Geography, and Social Science. He obtained his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2012.
While in the Air Force Solace was introduced to spoken word by speaking at an overseas poetry bunker. Being in wartime conditions, spoken word was a way to take himself from the wartime atmosphere and it inspired strength in his voice and dedicated him to his writing.
Solace has been heavily influenced by Hip-Hop, R&B, New Soul, Reggae, and Genge music. In 2013, he released his first project “Fear of Mics”. Inspired by the artist Big Krit’s album “The Vent”, Solace’s project “Fear of Mics” is a mixture of different music genres and is an ode to females in a positive light.