Bed-Stuy’s Siya Announces the SIYAvsSIYA, Her Debut Album Hitting Stores December 9th

Mass Appeal Premieres the Gritty Video for the Oxygen Reality Star’s “My Sons”



Critical Praise for Siya

“her pen game is sharp enough to hang with the big dogs.” – Vibe

“Has a unique sound that mixes hardcore street raps with dance-floor ready beats.” – Complex

The Announcement:

A Bed-Stuy bruiser with an aggressive, yet conversational flow, Siya is a charismatic rising star. Today, the Brooklyn native and Sisterhood of Hip Hop star announces her upcoming debut album SIYAvsSIYA, a versatile 16-track effort releasing December 9th. Rhyming over styles ranging from Brooklyn-style noir-ish boom-bap on “Body” and “OMD” to dreamlike electronics on “Only You,” Siya proves that she can go toe-to-toe with the best rappers in New York City. Signed to RnB Money, run by R&B icon Tank, and distributed through EMPIRE, Siya is the latest in a line of successful Bedford-Stuyvesant rappers, following such luminaries as The Notorious B.I.G., Lil Kim, and Mos Def. Though Siya is not yet on that level, SIYAvsSIYA demonstrates her boundless potential and magnetic personality.

Born in California to a drug-addicted mother, Siya re-located to Brooklyn with her father when she was seven. Soon after moving, her father was arrested and sentenced to life in prison. Raised by her grandmother who fought in vain to keep her off the streets, Siya encountered legal trouble that landed her in prison, where she discovered her passion for rapping. After her release, Siya moved to Atlanta, where she caught the attention of Tank, who immediately took her under his wing. In 2012, Siya and Tank released the collaborative D.Y.K.E., its title track receiving over 50,000 downloads on iTunes. In 2014, Siya became the breakout star of Oxygen‘s T.I.-produced The Sisterhood of Hip-Hop reality show starring five female rappers who navigate their way through the male-dominated music industry. Behind the scenes clips of the making of SIYAvsSIYA appeared on the most recent season of Sisterhood. Her most recent single, “New York,” premiered on Billboard in July.

Today, Siya whets our appetite with a loose video single for “My Sons,” a sinister and boastful track dedicated to Siya’s squad. Premiered today by Mass Appeal, the video finds Siya roaming the Roosevelt Housing Projects in Bed-Stuy with a massive crew, bringing the whole neighborhood out to represent. Available to purchase on iTunes, “My Sons” is a celebratory track with dark undertones, highlighting Siya’s love for her city without ingoring the harsh realities many of her neighbors face in their everyday lives.

Watch “My Sons”:

Check Out Mass Appeal’s Premiere:

Pre-order SIYAvsSIYA

Please contact Michelle or Dharmic for more info

Siya Background

Michele Sherman (born March 23, 1987), better known by her stage name Siya, is an American rapper signed to R&B singer and songwriter Tank. She currently stars in the Oxygen reality TV series Sisterhood of Hip Hop. She is famed for being an openly gay female rapper. She is an upcoming actress. Siya released a mixtape entitled Better Late Than Never in February 2015. She released her single the “Real MVP” and One Hunnid in September 2014. She has released other singles such as “D.Y.K.E.,” “Heaven,” “I Put Niggas On” and “I’m Gone.” Siya has collaborated with artists such as Chris Brown, Tank, and Sage the Gemini. Siya has performed alongside artists such as Wyclef Jean at the world famous B.B. Kings as well as opened up for Fat Joe and Fabolous during a concert at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. Currently, she’s working on her album SiyavsSiya, which will be out soon. It’s progress is also documented on Sisterhood of Hip Hop.


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“My Sons”:

Pre-order SIYAvsSIYA

“Real MVP”:

“D.Y.K.E.” ft. Tank:

“Open Letter”:

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