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Boston’s up-and-coming rapper Kareem Sully, aka Reem, is a nineteen year old well on his way to fame. He has a vision much wiser than his age would suggest, artfully mixing samples of Tupac with his own style and unbelievable versatility on his first mixtape, HYPE!, released February last year.
In an interview with popular Boston music blog AMG, the artist stated, “I want to be the greatest. I want my story to be something historic.” And just one year later, he is certainly headed that way.
Mariposa is the “timeline of my life,” Reem says. The song chronicles the death of his cousin Omar in 1999 and moves through his experiences up until its release. Reem explains that the track simply aims to describe life “just witnessing it from [his] Grandmother’s steps.”
Reem says that Mariposa “showed the world who we were and who we wanted to be” while his newest single, “Drive,” demonstrates the power and perseverance he will pull from to get there.
Although the track is not yet up for download, WERS played the exclusive unreleased sample on Wednesday night. Reem promises it will be up for download in the next few weeks, but explains he “wanted to get [“Drive”] off his chest – and know if Boston was feeling it.”
When it comes to the next step, Reem says he is looking forward to “getting in studio, pushing [himself] creatively, and putting out something crazy” for the new album. Unfortunately, he would not announce its release date, but he promises good things to come and urges his fans to keep in touch through @ReemTGC on Twitter.