Rising hip-hop artist Sir Eliot Ness Baldwin is speaking up about his own story. In 2010, he was diagnosed with chronic systolic and diastolic congestive heart failure. Although what he had been through was not easy, he embraced this reality and made it his mission to raise awareness on congenital heart disease and lupus.
Growing up, Sir Baldwin saw how his family suffered from this autoimmune disease, lupus, and heart disease. At just six months old, he lost his mother to lupus. Later, he suffered and fought his own medical battles. He also lost two of his maternal aunts to the same disease.
Lupus and chronic heart disease, like many others, is a debilitating chronic condition. Living normally is far from his reality, but Sir Baldwin fights hard to overcome his conditions and goes the extra mile to shine a light on the realities of those living with these conditions. For him, these health conditions that run in his blood should become a reason for being, not for giving up.
Now, at 37 years old, Sir Baldwin is one up-and-coming rapper to watch. He hails from the city most known for its chopped and screwed approach to hip-hop music, Houston.
This year, he released the album everyone is waiting for, I’m Me Pt. 1. This album is all about the struggles and triumphs that he experienced throughout his life. The pain comes from a very real place—Sir Baldwin had a difficult past. He was sentenced to five years for drug possession. It was a wake-up call for him to turn his life around, and it was through music that he learned to put it all away. He learned to better himself, work on his music, and be on his way to becoming more of a self-determined entrepreneur.
He first made a name for himself in an album he released in 2016. With Money Calls, he proved his place in the community by producing an album with collaborations with notable artists such as Quanell X, Daz Dillinger, Scarface, and Willie D, among others.
Before releasing his album, he worked with Paul Wall and Niq of Grit Boys and released a mixtape album where the single “Cadillac” featuring Paul Wall and Niq produced by Sir Baldwin, himself, and E Digitul was featured.
His new single, “Mary Jane,” which features Luenell, Devin the Dude, Yung Redd, and Tony Mack, is now available on the Youtube channel Hustlaz On The Block Entertainment. His previous single releases include “Small Time GMix,” featuring Scarface, Willie D, and Daz Dillinger produced by Worm, “Fast Lane,” alongside Hogg Booma produced by Bruce Bang, and “25 Lighterz.”
Besides telling his own story through his songs, he also talks about the oppression and struggles that minorities go through, as told in his track, “Willie Lynch.” He also speaks about his ideal woman in “Real Ones”, speaking to a distant soulmate he is yet to meet.
Now, he just wants to be heard by more people as he keeps the momentum of establishing himself as an artist to watch. When fans hear his heart-on-his-sleeve songs, they realize it’s clear that his goal isn’t to become popular; Sir Baldwin has something to say. Right after listening to his songs, fans get hit with the realization that he deserves to be heard.
Fans should be on the lookout for fresh new videos from off the album released soon. His music video for his song “Feel Ya Pain” will be released in the next few weeks. In his upcoming video, he talks about the love and death of his loved ones from his mother, aunts, grandparents, and his daughter, who he lost through stillbirth.
More than his journey toward being a hip-hop star, it is the truth and relatability to his songs that have since earned him almost 20,000 monthly streams. Everyone should start remembering his name because Sir Baldwin is surely hitting the charts soon.
To learn more about the rapper and follow his music, visit his website.