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Urban Desi artist Sullee J Speaks about Suicide

16Jan

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It’s never an easy topic to discuss, whether its our own battles with depression or watching someone else we love go through it and eventually take their own life. This past week, we’ve been thinking of ways to bring awareness about suicide to the Desi community, we are lucky enough to have artists come forward to speak candidly about this topic. Sullee J has gone through his own depression and lost his best friend to suicide. He took his own depression and wrote a poem to share with everyone.

Suicide

By Sullee J

The pain is sweat
The sweat is tears
The tears are stress
The stress is fear

The fear is neglect
The neglect is a mask
The mask is a wreck
The wreck is the past

The past is a secret
The secret is hidden
The hidden is what im feeling
What im feeling is killing

The killing is bleeding
The bleeding is over flow
The over flow is depression
and its leading me over dose

Petz: Who have you lost to suicide?

Sullee J: One of my best friends, actually hung himself about 2 years ago.

Petz: Where were you when you heard about his death and what was your first reaction?

Sullee J: I was back home in Maryland, they were in New York. I panicked definitely, It’s really hard for me to make friends now days, because not everyone stays real, so when you come across a real friend, and they seem to have left life, it’s hard to understand why you go back to being alone when you want to live the right way. I was hurt, I felt like I lost a part of me, because when you get close to somebody, and you go through things with them, and they just disappear, it’s indescribable. You know it’s not a flu, or a surgery or something where they are gone for a little bit, or going through a phase and will come back, this is death. There is no return, and a part of me will always have the memories shared, and the bond made because it was real.

Petz: What have you done so far to help yourself cope with his death?

Sullee J: Music was a way to cope for me, because I could write my feelings, through poetry, and have it heard by the world, who can relate to the same thing I was going through. The more people you see who’ve gone through the same pain, it’s almost like a circle of people who help each other get through knowing we’re not the only ones who’ve experienced the same situation. Of course, prayer helps, and talking to other friends that were apart of the same group always helps, because everyone who’s close will feel the same pain having lost someone that meant a lot to them. In the end, the best thing you can do really is to accept the reality of death, it’s the hardest thing to do when you know there not coming back, but it’s something you must do in order to live on.

Petz: What’s your fondest memory of him?

Sullee J: There has been many, but right before he died, I still remember the letter he wrote to everybody, which crushed a lot of people in his life. Im not saying it’s the best memory, but every other memory besides this was good, but this is the one that made me just question and wonder how somebody can go through so much pain mentally, and at the same time have so many people in there lives who care enough to help them cope want to kill themselves. It’s still a question to me, because some of us go through way more then the other person, but it’s all up to us how we handle it.

Petz: For those who have thought about killing themselves, what would you say to them?

Sullee J: There is more to life than killing yourself. When you kill yourself, you make others who care for you zombies. I believe suicide is a way of being selfish, because we all have someone who needs us more then we need us at times, and speaking from experience, I know that’s a fact. God will not leave you alone in this world, if anybody you will leave yourself alone by not accepting the fact that there is always someone who will feel your pain and help you through it. Life is beautiful, and we must accept the bumps it gives us. I believe it’s these very same near death experiences which have brought me close enough to God to make these stressful situations seem more so like a phase rather than, this is it. I always tell myself and others, if we drown in yesterday’s ocean, we’ll never find out where today’s wave might help us jump over.  R.I.P. To all the victims of suicide and I send out my prayers and blessings and love to all the families and friends lives it has impacted.

New Beats from UDR Top 60 artist Sullee J

16Jan

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Sullee J’s  made it to number 13 on UDR top 60 Desi Beats for 2010. He’s come out with a new video. Weakness of Man, which has been receiving loads of airtime all over comcast! Maybe we will see it on MTV? I’m sure Sullee J could revive MTV line up…

Long Live Palestine [REMIX] ft. Sabotage

30Dec

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Urban Desi artist Sabotage plays tribute to the men, women and children in Gaza with his song Long Live Palestine. It depicts images of Israeli Arm forces bombing Gaza, which lead to protest against the Israeli Military and their policies.

On January 2009, Urban Desi Radio founder, Peta Cooper covered the protest in San Francisco.

*DOWNLOAD* Dancing in the Moonlight (Dilpreet Bhatia)

30Dec

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We were the first Radio show in the US to air “22 No. Faatak” album and the first to interview Dilpreet Bhatia. Dilpreet and his band focuses on folk, rock and acoustic genres. Over the holidays, Dilpreet gave out his album, Dancing in the Moonlight, free for his fans to download. There are no vocals; just pure electronic beats to take you on a journey around the moon. Dilpreet’s Rabba Es Dil Nu track, from 22 No. Faatak, was featured on UDR Top 60 Desi Beats for 2k10.

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1. Dancing in the moonlight

2. Lover’s Moon

3. Where is the moon

4. Dark Side Of the moon

5. Blue Moon

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UDR Top 60 #1 artist Jasmine Sandlas interview on Sitaarre TV

28Dec

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Kavita Arora from Sitaarre TV, interviews Urban Desi Radio’s number one artist, Jasmine Sandlas, on our Top 60 Desi Beats for 2010. In this interview you get to see Jasmine singing live, no special effects, no magic from Mixman Shawn… just her in front of the camera singing raw. Check it out!