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|birth_name = Jessica Hansell
 
|birth_name = Jessica Hansell
 
|origin = [[Auckland]], [[New Zealand]]
 
|origin = [[Auckland]], [[New Zealand]]
|instrument = [[singer|Vocals]], [[Keyboard instrument|keyboard]]
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|instrument = [[singer|Vocals]], [[Keyboard instrument|keyboard]] [[drums]]
|genre = [[Electroclash]], [[Electronica]], [[Hip Hop music|Hip hop]]
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|genre = Hip hop, electro, disco, punk
 
|occupation = Musician, Writer
 
|occupation = Musician, Writer
 
|years_active = 2003 -Present
 
|years_active = 2003 -Present
 
|label = [Independent]
 
|label = [Independent]
 
|Distribution = [[Border Music]] & [[Digital Rights Management]]
 
|Distribution = [[Border Music]] & [[Digital Rights Management]]
|associated_acts = Erik Ultimate, Robin Hannibal, Parallel Dance Ensemble
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|associated_acts = Parallel Dance Ensemble, Badd Energy, AMOR, Erik Ultimate, Robin Hannibal, Jizmatron
 
|website = [http://www.cocosolid.com/ Coco Solid Website]
 
|website = [http://www.cocosolid.com/ Coco Solid Website]
 
}}
 
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'''Coco Solid''' (born '''Jessica Hansell''' in [[Auckland]], [[New Zealand]]) is an [[Master of Ceremonies#Hip hop culture|emcee]] and [[writer]]. Her [[music]]al style is a mixture of [[Hip hop music|hip hop]], [[disco]] and [[electronica]].<ref>[http://www.amplifier.co.nz/artist/14612/coco_solid.html]</ref> She works with multiple collaborators across the globe.<ref>[http://www.cocosolid.com]</ref>
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'''Coco Solid''' (born '''Jessica Hansell''' in [[Auckland]], [[New Zealand]]) is a [[rapper]] [[musician]] and [[writer]]. Her [[music]]al style is a mixture of [[Hip hop music|hip hop]], [[disco]] and [[electronica]] and [[punk]] <ref>[http://www.amplifier.co.nz/artist/14612/coco_solid.html]</ref> She works with multiple collaborators and within several genres. She is also a [[zine]] creator, comic-strip artist and published writer <ref>[http://www.cocosolid.com]</ref>
 
==History==
 
Solid worked with Erik Ultimate (Benjamin Buchanan) over her first five albums touring to the US and Europe and attending [[SXSW]].
 
 
Solid was named in the top 10 albums of 2005, 2006 and 2007 in the ''[[Sunday Star Times]]'', ''[[New Zealand Listener|The Listener]]'' or on ''[[Radio New Zealand National]]''.<ref>[http://www.listener.co.nz/issue/3556/artsbooks/11408/radically_good.html]</ref> New York rapper [[Princess Superstar]] has covered the hook of Denim & Leather in her song, Monday Morning.<ref>[http://www.nzmusic.org.nz/index.php/ps_pagename/article/pi_articleid/685]</ref>
 
 
Solid's single "Crimefighters" received the [[BNet]] New Zealand college radio "Best Hip Hop Track" award in 2007. It has also reached #1 on [[BNet]] charts.<ref>[http://www.amplifier.co.nz/news/33258/bnet-awards-winners.html]</ref> Solid & Erik Ultimate rapped with Kiwi group [[Flight of the Conchords]] at [[SXSW]] 2006. This was posted on [[YouTube]] and has received over 500,000 views.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=225XEtns33A]</ref>
 
 
Coco Solid and Eric Ultimate have supported [[Girl Talk (musician)|Girl Talk]], [[Avenue D]], [[The 5.6.7.8's]] and [[King Brothers]] in [[NZ]]. Overseas Coco Solid has rapped alongside [[Sway DaSafo|Sway]], [[TTC (band)|TTC]], O’mmas Keith from [[Sa-Ra]], [[Spankrock]] and [[The Rogers Sisters]].
 
 
Coco Solid received the [[Australasian Performing Right Association|APRA]] Professional Development Award for song-writing in March 2009.<ref>[http://www.apra.co.nz/html/news_item.php?id=6564]</ref>
 
 
==Current projects==
 
Solid is in a duo called Parallel Dance Ensemble with Denmark hip-hop producer [[Robin Hannibal]] (from Owusu & Hannibal) after meeting him at the 2008 [[Red Bull Music Academy]]. Two songs they created at the academy were released on 12" on Yam Who's London label, Izm Records. </ref>
 
 
Solid completed a ten date tour to [[Mexico]], [[New York]], [[Berlin]], [[Cologne]], [[Lisbon]], [[Porto]] and [[Tokyo]] in March and April 2009.</ref>
 
 
The duo are released a 12" and digital EP on 25 March 2011 on German label [[Permanent Vacation (record label)|Permanent Vacation]]. The first single "Shopping Cart" was #1 on Radio Active for four weeks and tweeted by [[Gilles Peterson]]. "Juices" also hit the charts in 2011.
 
 
Solid released a mix tape on cassette called "Pacific Rims" which includes the singles "I'll see you inside" (with Pepepe from Mexico) and "Architecture" (with long time collaborator Jizmatron) which stayed on the benet charts for months.
 
 
Solid is part of four piece grunge band [[Badd Energy]] which is signed to [[Flying Nun Records]] in 2011.
 
   
 
==Discography==
 
==Discography==
 
===Albums===
 
===Albums===
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*''Venus to Neptunes Mixtape'' (2012)
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* ''Pacific Rims" Mixtape'' (2011)
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* ''Possessions & Obsessions'' (2011)
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* ''Parallel Dance Ensemble'' (2009)
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* ''The Radical Bad Attack'' (2008)
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* ''Gentlemen Prefer Bombz'' (2006)
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* ''Erik Ultimate presents Denim & Leisure'' (2005)
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* ''Denim & Leather'' (2004)
 
* ''Rap N Roll'' (2003)
 
* ''Rap N Roll'' (2003)
* ''Denim & Leather'' (2004)
 
* ''Erik Ultimate presents Denim & Leisure'' (2005)
 
* ''Gentlemen Prefer Bombz'' (2006)
 
* ''The Radical Bad Attack'' (2008)
 
* ''Parallel Dance Ensemble'' (2009)
 
* ''Possessions & Obsessions'' (2011)
 
* ''Pacific Rims'' (2011)
 
   
 
===Records===
 
===Records===
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* ''Run'' (2010)
 
* ''Run'' (2010)
 
* ''Possessions & Obsessions'' (2011)
 
* ''Possessions & Obsessions'' (2011)
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* ''Possessions & Obsessions (Remixed)'' (2012)''
   
 
===Publications===
 
===Publications===
   
Philosoflygirl
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*''Philosoflygirl'' (2010 - present day)
2010 - present day
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*''Hook Ups'' (2011 weekly comic strip for Volume Magazine)
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*''Fight the Fight'' (2007 Independent newspaper)
Hook Ups
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*''This is not a comic'' (2004-2006 collab with illustrator Pritika Lal)
Weekly comic strip for Volume Magazine (NZ)
 
 
Fight the Fight (Independent newspaper)
 
Editor 2007
 
 
This is not a comic (collab with illustrator Pritika Lal)
 
Five issues from 2004-2006
 
 
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 01:43, 22 July 2012

Coco Solid
Birth name Jessica Hansell
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Hip hop, electro, disco, punk
Occupation(s) Musician, Writer
Instruments Vocals, keyboard drums
Years active 2003 -Present
Labels [Independent]
Associated acts Parallel Dance Ensemble, Badd Energy, AMOR, Erik Ultimate, Robin Hannibal, Jizmatron
Website Coco Solid Website

Coco Solid (born Jessica Hansell in Auckland, New Zealand) is a rapper musician and writer. Her musical style is a mixture of hip hop, disco and electronica and punk [1] She works with multiple collaborators and within several genres. She is also a zine creator, comic-strip artist and published writer [2]

Discography

Albums

  • Venus to Neptunes Mixtape (2012)
  • Pacific Rims" Mixtape (2011)
  • Possessions & Obsessions (2011)
  • Parallel Dance Ensemble (2009)
  • The Radical Bad Attack (2008)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Bombz (2006)
  • Erik Ultimate presents Denim & Leisure (2005)
  • Denim & Leather (2004)
  • Rap N Roll (2003)

Records

  • Graffiti Girls 4 Life (2008)[3]
  • Parallel Dance Ensemble (2009)
  • Run (2010)
  • Possessions & Obsessions (2011)
  • Possessions & Obsessions (Remixed) (2012)

Publications

  • Philosoflygirl (2010 - present day)
  • Hook Ups (2011 weekly comic strip for Volume Magazine)
  • Fight the Fight (2007 Independent newspaper)
  • This is not a comic (2004-2006 collab with illustrator Pritika Lal)

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Kara, Scott (20 September 2008). "Making tracks". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 

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