As the temperature outside drops, so do inhibitions. Tapping into her softer side, Brooklyn rapper Siya lets down her guard for her latest single “Nights B4 You” is a late night confessional that finds the Bed-Stuy native in her feelings. In the run up to her upcoming debut album ‘SIYAvsSIYA‘, releasing on 12.9.2016, the star of Oxygen’s “Sisterhood Of Hip Hop” has been showing that she is capable of more than bullying tracks into submission and this latest release is a prime example of her versatility. Driven by a creeping piano motif and shuffling drum-line, “Nights B4 You” explores a broken relationship, with Siya rapping about how all the nights either before or with her ex-lover don’t matter anymore. The third single off of ‘SIYAvsSIYA‘, “Nights B4 You” follows up the somber “I Know I Know” & the more sinister “My Sons“.
A versatile 16-track effort, ‘SIYAvsSIYA‘ finds the Brooklyn native rhyming in many styles. Over the Brooklyn-style noir-ish boom-bap of “Body” & “OMD” to the dreamlike electronics on “Only You“, Siya proves that she can go toe-to-toe with the best rappers in New York City. Signed to R&B 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, & 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 & 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“.