SULLEE J: Word to the Wise ft. Gin

This December has proved to be a bumper month for Pakistani-American rapper and musician Sullee J (Sullee Justice) as he unleashes a wave of new songs and collabs before the New Year kicks in. Fresh from the release of R&B flavoured serenade “On Repeat” a week ago, the Baltimore-based artiste has now unveiled his latest song “Word to the Wise” – a grand piece of what the young things of America like to call ‘dope music’.

Word to the Wise is a collaboration that extends across the breadth of hip-hip’s homeland, with the newest voice from the East Coast, Sullee J, bringing in another upcoming star from the West Coast, California’s Gin. Far from the often lethal rivalry between the Coasts that racked the commercial rap scene of the Nineties, here two rising stars of the 2010s scene have come together in musical camaraderie perfectly complimenting each other in their deliverance of a valuable life message we all need to hear. 

Described as a ‘solid track’, that is a treat for the ears with its ‘brilliance and positive vibes’, the new single is all about pushing aside the negatives and rising to the sky. There are wise words aplenty and self-belief is something that is at the heart of this track’s lyrics. One of the main messages to take away from this positive ode to life is not to let negative people clip your wings and hold you back from your full potential.

Word to the Wise was released as a teaser for Sullee J’s upcoming Spiritual Bars Album and is also been made available for public viewing on YouTube on Gin’s channel The Real Gin. Check out this dope track on the video below.

 

SOURCE:

Team Justice/Sullee J.

VIDEO CREDIT:

“Gin – Word To The Wise feat. Sullee J” – The Real Gin, YouTube (12 December 2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzaP56Pag_g

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VOTES FOR WOMEN WEEKEND: London museum marks key democratic milestone

London – VIJAY SHAH via sources

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of British women winning the right to vote in elections, the Museum of London is hosting the Votes for Women Weekend from today in honour of women’s suffrage, featuring various participatory activities for people of all ages, the magazine Skint London writes.

The event, which is being held over two days from 3-4 February, 2018 and is free entry, promises to be an immersive and fun experience celebrating this key milestone in universal suffrage, when women over the age of thirty finally won the right to help choose who governs us, after a long struggle.

 

Votes for Women Weekend will feature lots of performances, photography, workshops, poetry and other things to do. Visitors can take part in a re-enactment of a suffragette rally, which also has a trip through history to the present day, and a two-hour long ‘banner-thon’ where they can create their own digital banners in collaboration with the charity Digital Drama’s 100 Banners projects. The banners will be taken on a march to the UK parliament.

Herstory fans can also learn about how the early 20th-century police used photography to capture suffragette activities undercover, and even play suffragette-inspired games in an Edwardian living room, including one called ‘Pank-a-squith’, a board game said to be have conceived by the Suffragettes themselves.

There will also be a spoken poetry jam and a chance to discover stories about inspirational women and girls, as well as learning about significant participants in the struggle to gain women the vote, such as Millicent Fawcett and Sophia Duleep Singh.

British women received the right to vote on the 6th of February, 1918, after a long struggle by early women’s activists, known as the Suffragettes, who first planned their protests in the drawing rooms of Victorian Britain, before eventually taking to rallies, civil disobedience protests, and in some cases, even getting into trouble with the law.

SOURCES:

Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984

Super London, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/SuperLNDN

Skint London Mag, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/SkintLondon

“Top Skint picks for the Weekend!” – Skint London (2 February 2018) http://www.skintlondon.com/top-skint-picks-for-the-weekend-30/

“Votes for Women weekend” – Museum of London https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/votes-women-weekend?id=154608

IMAGE CREDIT:

“File:Suffragettes, England, 1908.JPG” – The New York Times photo archive via Mr. Gustafson, Wikimedia Commons (21 October 2007) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suffragettes,_England,_1908.JPG

SULLEE J: Solo

Baltimore’s finest underground rapper Sullee J has just released his autobiographical album, entitled SOLO, that tells the story of his musical journey. The mixtape is guaranteed to be a treat for fans of the upcoming musician, it being packed full of phenomenal bars and wisdom for every listener, with a story behind every track.

To make the launch of SOLO, Sullee J has also released a special music video on YouTube, produced by BCHILL Music and directed by Michael ‘G-Nut’ Flores. It was filmed on the streets of Chicago and features contemporary footage of recent events since the shock election of Donald Trump as the American president this past 8th November, revealing the stark intimidation people face under a new order. Sullee J delivers hard-hitting poetic justice over a gentle Nineties beat, asking where do we all go?

 

 

Sullee J also used the album launch to reveal his latest thoughtful slogan “Let’s Keep America Awake” – a direct reinterpretation of the election slogan of the Trump campaign “Make America Great Again”.

The artist was recently picked up by indie record label Bogish Brand Ent. owned by King Ca$his, who was himself previously signed as an artist to Shady Records. His latest single with his group TRIPL3 Threat was just released last week on iTunes, Apple Music & other locations, featuring Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9. 

SOLO’s headliner track is available on YouTube and SoundCloud, and you can stream the full album at Sullee J’s Bandcamp page below.

 

 

BANDCAMP https://sulleej.bandcamp.com/album/solo-by-sullee-j

officialsulleej.com

 

SOURCE/IMAGE & VIDEO CREDITS:
Sullee J Management/Team Justice.

PHOTO MOMENT: Remembrance Sunday – Sunday Times pays tribute to the fallen

(c) Sunday Times

The British newspaper the Sunday Times, based in London, has released a commemorative image on their Twitter account today honouring the fallen who gave their lives for the country since the beginning of the First World War in 1914. The image depicts poppies produced for Remembrance Sunday every year by the Poppy Appeal, a charity which raises money for people affected from conflict, particularly ex-service members. The image also appeared simultaneously on the Sunday Times‘ parent newspaper, The Times.

The verse “At the going down of the sun. And in the morning. We will remember them” comes from the poem ‘For the Fallen‘ by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943). Binyon wrote this poem while sitting on a clifftop facing the Cornwall coast in mid September 1914, a few weeks after the outbreak of the First World War. British and German casualties had already begun to escalate. Binyon was too old to fight in the war and took on a role as a medical orderly, treating the wounded in field hospitals. Tragically, his brother-in-law and several close friends perished fighting on the front line. He was said to have penned ‘For the Fallen’ after being moved by the opening of the ‘Great War’ and the sheer loss of life experienced by the British Expeditionary Force. Around 16 million civilians and military personnel perished during the four years of history’s first truly global war. 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I.

Laurence Binyon’s poem was published in full by the Times newspaper on the 21st September 1914. The full poem is reproduced below, courtesy of the All Poetry website:

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

 

SOURCES:
“For the Fallen” – The Great War 1914-1918, www.greatwar.co.uk http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/laurence-binyon-for-the-fallen.htm
“Laurence Binyon” – Wikipedia/Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Binyon
“For The Fallen” – Robert Laurence Binyon, All Poetry http://allpoetry.com/For-The-Fallen
IMAGE CREDITS:
Half-Eaten Mind, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/halfeatenmind
The Sunday Times, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/thesundaytimes