If you are a keen listener of authentic, straight-from-the-source Baltimore rap, then you have probably heard of Sullee J, a.k.a. Sullee Justice. Here at HEM News Agency, I have covered many of this rising music star’s releases, and now he has come out with a brand-new collaboration to tantalise your eardrums.
Released this past Saturday (21st July 2018), the latest single, “Steady”, is the product of a jam with New York’s Chino XL (Derek Keith Barbosa), who has been well-received in hip-hop circles for his technically accomplished style consisting of self-consciously over-the-top punchlines, which has led some to dub him the ‘Lyrical Messiah’.
Featuring alongside Sullee and Chino is Tabesh and Sayras, two underground Persian rappers, bringing the conscious Farsi lyricism to a worldwide audience. The track was produced by Sayrus productions with artwork by Reza Aghaei.
Steady is hip-hop at its rawest with powerful and intense Farsi and English lyrics, true East meets West unified on a style from the projects of America’s cities. Dark and steady, this one takes the genre back to its roots.
You can listen to the new single on YouTube and Spotify and download it at iTunes.
Baltimore-based Pakistani-American rapper, Sullee J, also known as Sullee Justice, has announced the release of a new single this month, made in collaboration with rap legend KXNG Crooked (Crooked I) and others. The fresh new banger, “Revolutionary”, has already been making waves, and is the latest in a long line of collaborations between the two artists these past few years. The song also crosses borders with an entrance all the way from Iran, Big Majazi (who raps powerfully in his native language, Farsi), and Great Britain’s Thir13en also providing vocal talent. Combining the instrumental hip-hop style of the 1990s with today’s trap beat, Revolutionary is a song that tells the struggle of life, while energising you ‘like a warrior’. The song aims to not only be a great track to listen to, but also as a vehicle to disseminate the truth. The song is now available for listening and download on various outlets, with proceeds going to charity.
KXNG Crooked might be known to the masses for his role in former rap supergroup, Slaughterhouse, but he has always been supportive of up and coming artists. He has blessed many freestyle circles and cyphers over the years, proving to be one of the hottest rappers in the game. Today, KXNG Crooked, Sullee Justice, Big Majazi and Thir13een get together and release their joint single, “Revolutionary”.
Baltimore’s Sullee Justice has worked with KXNG Crooked on multiple tracks over the years, and is widely known for his philanthropy, cameos in music videos such as Eminem ft. Beyonce “Walk on Water” and major collaborations with artists such as Royce Da 5’9, Young Noble, D12, Canibus and more. He has an upcoming album titled “Spear” which is soon to drop toward the end of this year. Sullee J is known for consistently conveying a positive and powerful message in his music. He and Big Majazi from Iran designed the project behind “Revolutionary”. They recruited Thir13een from the UK for the hook. The track embodies each artist’s perspective on the world, lyrically over a tight beat.
As KXNG Crooked states in the song, “You can put a revolutionary in jail, but you can’t jail the revolution.”
Sullee Justice, the ‘thinking fan’s rapper’ from the US city of Baltimore, has launched a new single this past Friday, entitled “Make You Mine” and featuring R&B/soul singer Alyson Blaire.
The song comes fresh from Sullee J’s latest album, and is the third to be released after he recently collaborated with KXNG Crooked of Shady Records and Templar’s of Hip Hop artist Beast 1333. It’s a clash between reggaeton (a musical style that has enjoyed a steady resurgence this year) and Sullee J’s genre of choice: hip-hop. Starting with an ethereal and dreamy beat, the track soon drops into a gentle rap with words and a couple appearing on screen. Subtle Spanish influences, Sullee’s masterful words and plenty of setting sun make this an ideal track for first date rides in a convertible on a hot summer’s evening.
“Make You Mine” and Sullee J’s other jams are available for fans to purchase on all outlets, including iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon & more.
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!
Photographer and blogger Alex Smithson is soon to release his third book detailing his blogging and photography skills and experience with his blog “Mother Nature”.
The Croydon based blogger is now in the final stages of preparing his new publication, entitled “My Journey Through a Lens“, the third instalment in his highly informative series of self-authored and published e-books made available via his blog.
Alex, whose previous titles were “My Journey Through Photography” and “A Year in Photography“, is currently putting the finishing touches to his latest work, which is slated for release during either this month or in May. A definite date is not yet available, as Alex is having to fit the book writing in between college studies and his blogging on WordPress, but he is already beyond 50,000 words into the manuscript for My Journey Through a Lens, which will weigh in at 303 pages, Alex’s biggest entrance in the e-book world to date. The books chronicle Alex’s experiences and lessons as a blogger showcasing local scenic photography, news stories, historical facts and popular music culture, as well as his experiences in further education.
Indeed the book is set to be Alex’s loftiest project yet, as he will not only include the best articles from Mother Nature over the past year, but will also bring a whole new range of articles from outside the blog, including possibly photography projects from his A-Level course at Croydon College, of which he is currently a first-year student on their Photography course.
In addition to his wide ranging nature and scenery portfolio, My Journey Through a Lens will also feature case studies of famous British historical figures such as Winston Churchill and King Henry VIII, as well as his homages to modern music, most notably his special write-ups on evergreen pop songstress Madonna, and fellow Croydonian and X Factor winner Ben Haenow.
As with his previous titles, Alex Smithson plans to make the e-book free of charge to blog visitors via the online cloud site Dropbox, along with the earlier books in his blogging career. The cover of the book is also designed by Alex, who is a formidable graphic designer in his own right, and incorporates his new blog logo, a black cube with the blog’s initials and slogan in thick chunky white and orange letters.
Exclusively on the Half-Eaten Mind, Alex has supplied some artwork for My Journey Through a Lens. His conceptions for the front and back covers of the e-book, with sharp lines and solid colour influenced by the Mother Nature blog’s design can be seen below, along with a composite image showing the development of the front cover as Alex got the book together. The back cover features several dedications to people that have influenced Alex, include the editor of this very blog. You can visit Alex’s site at the blue-coloured link below and subscribe via email for further updates on his brand new e-book. WordPress bloggers also have the option of clicking on the follow button on the black menu bar at the top of the site in their browser window to follow Mother Nature in their Readers.
Front cover – depicting the new MN logo.
Back cover – includes special mentions.
Side-by-side composite image of Alex’s temporary book cover designs alongside his final draft.
From the streets of Baltimore, rapper and verbal philosopher Sullee J has released a new single fresh for March 2015. His latest banger is entitled ‘Kamikaze‘ and is a great example of the vigorous flow mixed with a stupendous delivery that has always been a hallmark of this artist.
Produced by GreezyDub, also known as Dub Vader, who has worked on production and sound engineering for CaShis, Royce da 59 and Par City, Kamikaze is where Sullee J runs unchallenged from the ground to the moons of Mars. With its fast-paced delivery accompanied by piano, Kamikaze is breathless, a sudden blood rush to the ears as the untouchable Sullee J cuts through lyrically, rising above the challengers like a pilot on his final mission.
Sullee J’s new track Kamikaze is now available for listening on xxsulleexx, his YouTube channel and also on Soundcloud now.
Rap poet, philosopher and rising star Sullee J, the artist behind ‘Rap Proclamation‘, has partnered with fellow rapper Ca$his on his brand-new album “County Hound 3“. To celebrate the launch of this new album, they have gone and released one of its tracks as a standalone single “Work“, in which Sullee J and Ca$his have teamed up with Young Buck of 50 Cent’s G-Unit and Project Pat to produce a gritty, dark and very modern rap track that is guaranteed to be played loud and proud all over the ‘hood this January.
Ca$his, also known by his birth name Ramone Johnson, is a musician born and raised in Chicago but now working in Irvine, California. In his long career spanning eleven years from when he used to spit freestyle with his cousin, Ca$his went on to work alongside world-famous hip-hop chart topper Eminem and released his first County Hound album in collaboration with the Slim Shady way back in 2007.
“Work” was produced by Rikanatti & The Punisher, and is now available for download on Apple iTunes and listening on YouTube.
Baltimore-based rapper Sullee J, the revolutionary warrior poet of our times, has returned to the mike for his latest track “Rap Proclamation” in which he asks “What is justice, is it just us?“.
As America is rocked by the allegedly racially-motivated killings of teenagers Michael Brown and Tamir Rice (and others like Eric Garner, who died after being put into a stranglehold by a New York cop) by armed police and as entire communities are slandered as ‘illegal aliens’ by right-wing politicians, the disturbing spectre of racism in a nation that has elected its first mixed-race president is rearing its ugly head for all the world to see.
The rap community has taken note of this wave of abuses, and Sullee J has responded against the injustice in a powerful and inspiring track, a lyrical call to arms against oppression and being downtrodden.
“Rap Proclamation” speaks on the current political and social situations now facing the United States, a twisted mess involving the courts, racism and the injustice meted out against minorities and the less fortunate. It is a raw lyrical protest against how society holds down people of colour, where skin pigment means discrimination. It is a proclamation to ‘rise above the stereotype’.
Rap Proclamation was produced by iRatz and is available for viewing and listening on YouTube and Soundcloud. Check out Sullee J’s official fan site at http://www.officialsulleej.com/