Souleye is a village and rural commune in the Cercle of Macina in the Ségou Region of southern-central Mali. The commune covers an area of approximately 388 square kilometers and includes 10 villages. In the 2009 census the commune had a population of 9,885.
Mario Treadway, better known by his stage name, Souleye, is an American rapper and hip hop artist. Based in Los Angeles, he has independently released 8 albums, including his latest, Shapeshifting, which was released in October 2015. Among others, he has performed and recorded with Bassnectar, BLVD and his wife, Alanis Morissette.