2018 could well be the year that goes places for Baltimore rapper and musician Sullee J (Sullee Justice). The artist, well known for his many collaborations with other artists from the northern United States involved in the hip-hop and rap genres, has had many of these linkups covered here on HEM News Agency. But, just as 2018 is only a week old, Sullee J has ramped up things to another level, making a special brief cameo in the new Eminem single “Walk on Water”. Veteran rapper Eminem, behind many early hits such as ‘Stan’, ‘Lose Yourself’ and ‘The Way I Am’, has recently returned with a vengeance to the music scene, and for Walk on Water, the blond fast-talking one has teamed up with the original Queen Bey of R&B, Beyoncé.
To celebrate the recent collab with Eminem, he has released a special remix of the latter’s new hit ‘River’, itself a collaboration with British pop singer Ed Sheeran. River comes off of the album Revival, which was released under Eminem’s own labels in December 2017. Alongside the remix, Sullee has also put out a funky lyrics-only video on YouTube, which you can check out below. A free MP3 download of the River remix has also been made available on Soundcloud.
After the successful release of his hit single “Slangin Knowledge” in February of this year, acclaimed Baltimore rapper Sullee J has once again linked up with fellow musician Don Streat to release a brand new track in the past week. Their latest collaboration, “Who Am I” also features the talents of Vietnam & Alyson Blaire. The music video was produced by Profitt Productions Films. It features the rappers in a tough and gritty urban scene of dereliction, interspersed with footage of children labouring in a Congolese mine and news footage of the recent riots in the US and disturbances in Italy. The song talks about the harsh realities of life and of those who went to make it big, only to get dragged deep under in a world of crime, drugs and destitution. Each of the artists comes forward to tell a story in powerful words to make you think about life’s struggles and blessings, while getting you to be awake and conscious, while Alyson Blaire provided the backing chorus, asking the inevitable question that every individual facing the struggle asks…. who am I?
Sullee J (a.k.a Sullee Justice) has announced that he and Don Streat are also commencing work on a new project called The Reprogram, and have been actively recruiting other musicians from the Baltimore hip-hop/rap scene to produce music with a greater purpose. Who Am I is one of the first fruits of the new project’s labour, and has given a platform for upcoming artists like Vietnam and Alyson Blaire to show the world about themselves in their respective verses while displaying several realities across the globe that cover famine, police brutality, corruption and more. The Reprogram is now opening more opportunities for local artists to become involved with Sullee J and Don Streat and bring out meaningful messages in their bars.
“Two versatile MCs get together and bless you with profound lyricism. KXNG Crooked and Sullee Justice expose a unique vision of their reality in the verses. Crooked Justice is filled with positive and uplifting rhymes along with conscious truths for the riveting minds.” – GlobalFaction promo text
This past Monday, the 1st May 2017, acclaimed Baltimore rapper and cross-cultural artist Sullee J released his latest single, a special collaboration with Long Beach, California-based KXNG Crooked, also known as Crooked I. It is already looking set to be one of Sullee J’s most popular collaborations to date, with its hit mix of digital animation and a team-up with one of West Coast rap’s most technologically proficient names in the business. Sullee himself has released seven mixtapes and numerous singles, collaborating with many artists from different musical backgrounds, successfully fusing hip-hop with Punjabi, Pakistani and Bollywood styles.
The new track, named “Crooked Justice” is a song that is a perfect example of brilliant lyricism over a dope beat. With each bar telling a story, the song comes teamed with a video that is jam-packed with metaphors which reflect “Crooked Justice” in literal terms.
Produced by GlobalFaction, the video is a cool animation of the two rappers on a space travel jaunt, with the lyrics fitting the scenes perfectly. The awesome lyrics, full of meaning, are delivered over a relaxing piano tune, reminiscent hallmarks of the best in independent hip-hop. Look out for some trendy dance moves, Sullee and Crooked jamming to some dope beats on the Moon’s surface – couches and all, and references to major contemporary American issues, such as the Dakota Pipeline controversy. Sullee J and Crooked I’s lyrical styles complement each other perfectly and the track gets you thinking deeply as much as the video entertains you with its colourful cartooney animations.
Crooked I, a.k.a Dominick Wickliffe, is a member of the musical supergroup Slaughterhouse. A successful record company CEO and digital marketing and video channel pioneer, Crooked I is currently signed to Shady Records and has been in the hip-hop business for more than twenty years.
Crooked Justice is available on YouTube and SoundCloud and as a download on iTunes.
It is now a brand new year, and 2016 brings you the latest track from accomplished rapper and lyrical philosopher Sullee J. Titled ‘Cloud Surfing’, it brings Sullee J to the mike with a selection of Baltimore’s finest new rappers, including Don Streat, The Boy Blesst and Senica Da Misfit, with a stunning video from Crackerjack Productions to accompany the song.
Cloud Surfing is a single off the upcoming EP“Donnie Justice” created by Don Streat and Sullee J. They have embarked on a journey with this project to unite several artists from Baltimore and the surrounding DMV areas to prove the power of influence behind hip hop. This video alone represents a grand concept of how music can bring together people from many different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Cloud Surfing pinpoints the many perspectives of this generation through the eyes of each individual artist. It is a creative outlook, because it separates the common view from the real view. There is no bias here!
Acclaimed rapper and lyrical philosopher Sullee J has returned to the studio to drop a brand new track from his hit mixtape “The Missing Element”. The final track on this intense mixtape, entitled “DREAMS”, features the new talents of fellow rappers YLie and DatBoyBomb on vocal collaboration.
Such an intense project with so many big names is a testament to Sullee J’s great organisational skills and his desire to use hip-hop as a transformative tool to change society and bring out positive vibes for all. The Missing Element is his way of making an often maligned musical genre a force for unity that brings us all together, regardless of background or gender, race or religion.
“Music is about bringing people together”
– Sullee J
DREAMS is now available for viewing on Sullee J’s official channel on YouTube (produced by Spence Mills of Crackerjack Productions) and listening on SoundCloud. Fans can also download the full mixtape ‘The Missing Element’ on Datpiff, the full authority in free to download , from the mixtape’s official release date of 1st June.
“The entire universe shares a common set of elements.” By the grace of good faith and consistency of hard work, I have been more than fortunate to collect over 20 gems to collaborate with in the past year and half. I have compiled a disc “The Missing Element” which I believe is Unity! Whether we are talking music, business, school, or general public, we have a lot of arrogance and pride, that allows people to not want to move together. I truly believe we can change that, and I believe all the artist’s I’ve had a chance to work with on this project also believe that. This is more than music, it’s a message. This is power! Strength in numbers, and truth in collaboration. Look out for this compilation coming out June 1st, along with the final track #DREAMS which we are releasing a music video for! I hope this gives hope to a lot of uprising artist, and even change the mindsets of some that have made a name. We need to utilize our network and be of help to each other. I don’t want to see anyone fall, nor do I like to see people with a dream suffer.”
Music Video – Dreams ft. Sullee, YLie, & DatBoyBomb