Acclaimed Baltimore, US, rapper and lyrical master Sullee J has released a brand new single this past week, as the prolific artiste continues his rise to the forefront of modern East Coast rap. He released his latest track, “All I Know” featuring fellow rapper Marka on the 5th November. The song was produced by Anno Domini Beats.
All I Know speaks on the various scenarios which occurred on the come up of Sullee J, a story shared with many others of his genre. There is a distinctively retro feel both in the official video of the song plus the Eighties style hooks of the track’s beat. While lyrics flash up on the screen of an old TV set like we all had in our parents’ living room as children, Sullee J rhymes emphatically about the struggles, dealing with the haters, fake associates and hypocrites, while reaching for the top. Especially, it is a lesson for everyone not to let the two-faced bring them down and to chart their own success, and to understand who their true friends and supports are.
In the near future, Sullee J plans to release his new album, Spear, by the end of the year.
All I Know is available for free downloads and viewing via his YouTube channel, xxsulleexx, and through SoundCloud.
Accomplished Baltimore rapper Sullee J returns with a new single as he recently announced his new signing with Bogish Brand Ent. in the United States. This new track is entitled ‘Bad Habits’ and sees Sullee J pay homage to his Pakistani heritage by dropping a bilingual flow in English and Urdu, the national langauge of Pakistan, of which Sullee is a fluent speaker.
Bad Habits, also called ‘Old Habits’, or in Urdu ‘Jiyu Kaise’ speaks on the battles between culture and politics. Produced by AnnoDominiBeats, the music video starts off with the sights of the once-glorious city of Detroit, the erstwhile ‘Motor City‘ of the Americas. Sullee J appears near some cool street art and immediately drops some Urdu lyrics with his unmistakable delivery and raw emotion, before moving onto English. It is a powerful song, which speaks of the bad and good of human society and the struggle of existence in an international theatre of hate and war, interspersed with video and news footage of the tragedies unfolding in the Middle East, some of which is raw and unsettling for some viewers.
Some words extracted from the hook which Sullee J has translated especially are “How can I live like this? am I also suppose to break hearts, or help join them? Everywhere I look, it always seems corrupt, it feels like this whole life is a game, and people will do whatever to win in it, How can I live like this?”
Bad Habits is now out on YouTube and you can download the MP3 version on SoundCloud.
US rapper and master of lyrical poetry Sullee J returns to the mic again to release the latest single from his upcoming mixtape Victory. The new track is entitled “Deen over Dunya” and was produced by AnnoDominiBeats. His latest track is dedicated to the role that his Islamic faith plays in his life. Just as many mainstream rappers past and present referred to ‘Jesus Peace’ and Biblical phrases in their wordplay, Sullee J’s latest single is a statement of his faith’s guiding hand in his life, career, and messages, delivered in his unmistakable flow. Sullee also touches on the history of Islam, a religion that shares many of its prophets and beliefs with other Abrahamic faiths such as the Christianity that has inspired and strengthened many of his fellow musicians in hip-hop.
Sullee J raps about what being a Muslim means to him as he negotiates and stands above a tough and dark world, a world which often successfully lures in other musicians into the wrong path. The song title says it all. ‘Deen’ means religion in Arabic, while ‘dunya’ means ‘the world’ or ‘worldly things’ in not only Arabic, but also Hindi, Turkish and Urdu. It is Sullee J’s statement for his faith being of more importance than worldly comforts, because the dunya is in his words, a ‘bad deception’. The flyer for the new single drives that message deeper and further as a cartoonified Sullee J straddles the boundaries between the heavenly skies of ‘jannat’ and the tormentous hellfire of ‘jahannam’. Deen over Dunya could well be a defining moment in the new world of American Muslim rap.
“In all sincerity, this is written for your clarity,
This is not a fiction, this is truth for your disparity”