Baltimore’s globally acclaimed artist Sullee Justice (aka Sullee J) is back with an epic remix to “Yaar Ve” by Sunny Brown and Baba Kahn and produced by ZKL. A brilliant mix between hip-hop, Punjabi rhythms & Bollywood speaking on the bounties of love.
Stay tuned for his new single coming out soon Crooked Justice featuring Shady Records artist KXNG Crooked! May 1st.
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.
Baltimore rapper of many styles and hues Sullee J is back with a new single “Anyway”, featuring the elegant lyrical talents of Chicago-based singer Lebanese Tweety. The slick video, produced by Michael ‘G-Nut’ Flores, was shot at the beautiful Lake Shore area of Chicago.
Anyway defines the very essence of a modern relationship and what people call “love”. It also talks candidly of the emotional effects of breakups and the importance of understanding and being there for each other.
The new track by Lebanese Tweety and Sullee J is now available on YouTube and SoundCloud.
Baltimore‘s very own illustrious MC and one of its finest multilingual lyrical class behind the studio glass, Sullee J, has announced the launch of his latest album “The Undefined Soul (Andrew Slayer)” and today the Half-Eaten Mind features a single from this album, the tantalising “Do For You”.
Produced by Andrew Bayer and Dinero Films, the song and accompanying video, which was filmed on site in Chicago, is a love song from the gritty streets, of making dreams come true and being by each other’s sides. Having broken all the barriers of hip-hop, Sullee J’s performance in Do For You, not only challenges your mind when he recites those unmistakably powerful verses, but his words seem to pierce through the listeners’ hearts with raw emotion. This mixtape has been one of Sullee J’s favourite projects to date, and his passion and determination is clear to see.
Gaining nationwide acclaim over the years through major collaborations with artists such as Young Buck, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9, Project Pat & more, Sullee J continues to bring solid music for his supporters. You can check out the new single by Sullee J and Andrew Bayer right now on YouTube and Bandcamp (free single download).
Baltimore rapper and lyrical maestro Sullee J has released a new single this past Valentine’s Day to celebrate the coming together of hearts and musical styles. His latest track “Ride or Die”, released as two special remixes by Zack Knight and VxBE4TZZVx, blends the strong beats of hip-hop with the grace and melody of India’s Tinseltown, Bollywood with a slight Arabic infusion, to create a track that speaks on the bounties of love.
Sullee J once again exudes his powerful lyricism in Ride or Die, but here is a marked difference. He raps now in three languages – English, Hindi-Urdu and Punjabi – about ‘his dream girl’ and his declared love for her. It’s a beautiful song to herald the summer of love for 2016.
Ride or Die is now available for free viewing/download on YouTube and SoundCloud.
“Forever is a long time. But, I wouldn’t mind spending it by your side ❤ “
The best kind of love is the one that lasts forever. The kind where there is kindness, compassion, devotion, faith, and mutual respect and care. Because these are the kind of cherished ingredients that make the perfect relationship.
This Sunday is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan, which celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters. On this day, siblings get together. The sister ties a length of specially designed string around the brother’s right wrist and prays for his wellbeing and long life, while the brother gives her gifts and sweets and re-affirms his protection and care for her. It can also be celebrated between male and female cousins and even nowadays with friends.
It is observed by Hindu, Sikhs and Jains in countries such as India, Mauritius, Nepal and in expatriate communities across the globe. In my religion it takes place on the full moon day of the month of Shravan. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, Raksha Bandhan translates as “tie/bond of protection” and has its roots in the pastimes of God as mentioned in our holy scriptures. One such story is that “Deity Lakshmi tied a rakhi onto the wrist of the king Bali thus making him Her brother and therefore helping liberate Lord Narayan i.e. Vishnu. That day as per the Hindu lunar calendar was ‘Shravan Paurnima (Purnima)’.”
“By tying this wristband (raksha) onto your wrist I am binding you just like the powerful and generous King Bali was bound by it. O wristband, do not get displaced.”
The rakhi is the string adornment presented by the sister around her brother’s wrist, usually made up of silk or cotton. It can be simple or have an elaborate design featuring paste or semi-precious stones, religious symbols and beadwork inspired by Indian traditions in embroidery and crafts. They are usually coloured red, but can be of many bright colours, often in the same rakhi. There are even children’s versions that feature cartoon characters and some are equipped with miniature toys, although some feel this trivialises the sanctity of the festival.
Raksha Bandhan is a unique and remarkable festival that celebrates and highlights the unbreakable bond between siblings and between families. That even though the rakhi may eventually weaken and fall off, the importance of caring and treasuring your siblings can never fall away. The sacred bond should always remain strong. The rakhi is beautiful yet strong, just like a sister’s love, and as every sister is different and special in her own way, so is every rakhi. By seeing the rakhi firmly tied to his wrist every day, the brother is reminded that his sister is always there for him and likewise he is poignantly reminded of her love and compassion in his life and his need to support her. As a family member, as a sister, as a confidante, as his best friend.
On this auspicious occasion, the Half-Eaten Mind presents a selection of Raksha Bandhan festival themed wallpapers for you to download and send as virtual greetings for your dearest siblings today.
I dedicate this article to my sweet and wonderful sisters Sherrie, Alia, and Anjali.
Though they don’t all officially celebrate, I want to be thankful for them being in my life and being the blossoms that bring fragrance to my happiness. I am blessed to share my life with each and every one of you xxxxxxxx
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
A Sister Like You Someone who will understand Who knows the way I feel In every situation Her concern is very real Someone who has walked my ways Who knows my every need Times when she would see me cry Her heart would nearly bleed Everyone should have a sister Just the way I do Richly blessed is what I am To have a sister like you
Last month, the Half-Eaten Mind brought you news of a Christmas quiz competition launched by the personalised greeting card legends Scribbler where a lucky winner was just a few questions away from winning a year’s supply of free cards of their own choice. Well, they’re back with a new and even more easy-to-enter comp…and this time one lucky lover will be getting more than just flowers and a box of chocs this Valentine’s Day.
To celebrate the season of lurve, Scribbler are giving away a free iPad Mini to the best or most amusing answer to that eternal question “Love is….?”. With a crystal-clear hi-def 7.9 inch screen, 10 hours of battery life and over 300,000 apps on iTunes to choose from, the iPad Mini is the perfect gift to share those special and romantic memories with your loved one…or hog it all for yourself.
Not only that, the Scribbler cupids are also releasing an e-book of love quotes based on the age-old question “What is love?”….and everyone has the chance to see their idea of falling head-over-heels appearing in it!.
Anyone and everyone can contribute an answer, quote or comment on what they really think love is. The best (and worst) definitions of love will be compiled together for inclusion in the e-book, a special edition released to mark the occasion of Valentine’s Day. It’s a perfect way to distract your better half while you scamper around urgently looking for that elusive box of Thornton’s chocolates.
Here’s a handful of answers already contributed:
#loveis you covered in chocolate buttons
#loveis watching "The Labyrinth" with me, so I can get some special
#loveis dancing like a freak when no one else is watching
To be in with a chance to win an iPad Mini to stash away your mushy romantic dinner pics, simply either visit the Scribbler blog (link below) and leave your “Love is ?” answer along with your name/Twitter handle and email address. Otherwise you can tweet your answer using the hashtag #loveis to the official Scribbler Twitter page @scribblercards .
If that isn’t enough to make your sweetheart smile, then here’s something that will make them grin. In collaboration with Scribbler, the Half-Eaten Mind is offering a 20% DISCOUNT on products offered by the Scribbler site. Just enter the unique discount code VALENTINESB3 at checkout to save on your purchase (online only). You can start shopping just by clicking on the Valentine’s card image below.
Please note, you must place your order before 2 pm on Monday 11th February if you want the recipient to have their card delivered before the 14th.