Christopher McGill, professionally known as Soleternity, is a record producer, music composer, and mix engineer from Rockford, Illinois.
He has produced music for recording artists including Snoop Dogg, Tech N9ne, Bone Crusher, Young Buck, Nappy Roots, Paul Wall, Angie Stone, Adina Howard, Bun B, Lloyd, 8ball, Bizzy Bone, Webbie, Pastor Troy, Ray J, Parlae of Dem Franchize Boyz, Saigon, Joe Budden, Lil Scrappy, Krizz Kaliko, The Outlawz, J-Bo of the YoungbloodZ, ELDee, Jarren Benton, and Khujo Goodie of Goodie Mob.
He has also worked with hundreds of independent recording artists and record labels including Def Jam Recordings, Strange Music, Jive Records, Arista Records, Evander Holyfield's East South Records, Roy Jones, Jr's Body Head Entertainment, Ricky Watters's Tigero Entertainment, Koch Records and EMI Records.
Soleternity produced the song "DNA" by Snoop Dogg and Stevie J for Vh1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta compilation album released by Def Jam Recordings on August 19, 2014. The song appeared multiple times in episode 16 of season 3 of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, including a segment that shows Snoop Dogg recording his vocals for the song.
Soleternity performed the instrumental to "DNA" during an iStandard Chicago Producer Showcase on December 9, 2010. Soleternity won the showcase and connected with Rhythm J of iStandard, who facilitated placing the "DNA" beat with Stevie J.
Soleternity produced the song "Technicians" for Tech N9ne's chart topping 2011 album All 6's and 7's. "Technicians" combines Tech N9ne's intense, rapid-fire vocal performance style with a dubstep-hip hop hybrid instrumental from Soleternity.
Soleternity first created music for Tech N9ne's record label Strange Music in 2007 when he produced the song "Crew Cut" by Krizz Kaliko, BG Bulletwound, Kutt Calhoun, Skatterman & Snugbrim, and Tech N9ne, for Krizz Kaliko's album Vitiligo.
Soleternity and Krizz Kaliko also worked together on Krizz Kaliko's "S.I.C." EP album released in 2011, which contains the Soleternity-produced songs "Down (Featuring Tech N9ne)" and "Rain Dance." Soleternity discussed his work with Strange Music in an hour-long interview for the Strange Music podcast on February 27, 2012.
In 2006, Soleternity produced and mixed eight songs on Bone Crusher's Billboard top 100 album Release The Beast, including the album's lead single, "Southern Gorillaz."
During this same time period Soleternity produced and mixed three songs on Khujo Goodie's album "Mercury," released by Koch Records.
During 2008-09, Soleternity and filmmaker Nick McGill collaborated to create "The High and Mighty"—an independent, semi-fictional movie about the unintended consequences resulting from criminal choices made by the film's lead character, Conner.
The movie screened twice in front of sold out crowds on December 31, 2009, at Rockford, Illinois's Showplace 16 Theater.
The website TheRockfordBlog.com gave the movie 3.5/5 stars.
It can be viewed in its entirety on the McGill Original Films youtube channel.2010: Deep
2011: Big White Guy With A Brew
2014: Beats 4 Yeti Snowman
In 2011, Soleternity enrolled at Rock Valley College. He graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in 2013. He delivered the graduation ceremony's student commencement speech.
In the fall of 2013, he enrolled at Yale University to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. He graduated in May of 2016.