Props to the homie @RonGreezy for linking me up with the ever so talented femcee Suni MF Solomon. Dope lyrics over dope beats is always a dope recipe for success. Suni just released the 5th Mixtape and is set to take the stage at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. Peep the interview below.
Who is Suni Solomon and where did the name come from?
Suni MF Solomon is a young, gifted and black female rapper from Atlanta, who loves to get lost in sound and create an experience with her lyrics. My name came from remembering where I came from. I always wanted to keep my whole name because I wanted people from Elementary school to remember me when I blew up. I always knew my name was gonna have power behind it, plus Suni was already a pretty unique name & my sister named me it made it much more special to keep.
Can you tell us more about your new project the 5th Mixtape?
My latest project out right now is “5th Mixtape”, I had a lot of fun working on this project. Brought back some people that featured on “Incomplete Thoughts” to make 5th Mixtape even more of an epic project. It’s 15 tracks of life. It’s definitely more diverse than “Incomplete Thoughts” has different beats, different tempos. My fav songs on the tape is: They Notice, Slow Down, I’m High Fuck It, Mobbin Rappin, Who Can U Run To, Bad Bitches… those are just some off the top of my head…
How was the CMFTBLVN created?
Comfortable Living (CMFTBLVN) was created amongst friends. We already made such great music together we wanted a way where we can brand each other together but then again not be labeled as a group. So CMFTBLVN is a hip hop collective based in Atlanta. It’s me, Suni MF Solomon, FLYTASTiK, JaMEEL, Ka$h Clay, & BobxWeave.
At what point did you decide to go full speed with your music?
When I was a senior in high school. I was changing schools due to my behavior and I looked at this as an opportunity to start a new and chase my passion in this new-found adventure, because I was always shy about my music and never told anyone that I rapped. So when I attended North Atlanta I posted a video of me rapping and tagged all the students in the video… ever since then Suni MF Solomon has been buzzing in your ear. Me taking that one step and getting great feedback inspired me to stop being shy and then I begun recording “Back to the Basics” with Yung Pimp & now here I am with you today… The grind never ends.
Do you think the mainstream is ready to accept an openly gay female rapper?
Yes, if the world can give Ellen a show & if Frank Ocean can perform “Forrest Gump” at the Grammy’s. I think now is the best time more so than ever. I know what & who I am and I embrace it. I’m just telling my story praying someone with similar events can relate and respect that I’m putting this out in the open. I just can’t chase this passion without being myself I wouldn’t be comfortable portraying myself other than who I know I am…
How would you describe your style to someone who has never heard it before.
My sound is soulful, jazzy and 90s. I like to say I’m universal because I know I’m diverse and I can make any type of song because I love music in general but I love-making slow, smooth music like the music I released on “Incomplete Thoughts”.
What inspires you?
Life inspires me, good times, good music, great artist, unforgettable moments inspire me. Great beats inspire me to make great music. My everyday life & what I see plays a big part in my music and inspires it in its own way. I appreciate the little things.