Video: Siya – “Watch What You Say” ft. Sage The Gemini
East Coast Meets West Coast as VIBE Premieres the Latest Visual From SIYAvsSIYA, the Brooklyn Rapper’s Versatile Debut Album
Critical Praise for Siya
“Siya is smooth” – The FADER
“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
Blessed with a fierce charisma and bars as hard as anybody in New York, Siya has all the characteristics of a rising star. Brooding in a mansion with ten of her best friends, Siya flexes her queenpin status under probing neon lights in “Watch What You Say,” her latest visual. An eerie, minimalist, trap-boom bap hybrid produced by AK-1, “Watch What You Say” is an intimidating message to Siya’s haters. Premiered today by VIBE, “Watch What You Say” features a boisterous, tongue-twisting appearance from Sage The Gemini, who does his best Corey Hart impression in the mansion’s billiards room. The breakout star of Oxygen‘s T.I.-produced The Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, a reality show starring five female rappers who navigate their way through the male-dominated music industry, Siya released SIYAvsSIYA, her debut album, last week.
Running a gamut of styles from the eerie minimalism of “Body” to the warm electronic of “Only You,” SIYAvsSIYA is a debut album worthy of Siya’s myriad talents. Featuring appearances from Sage The Gemini, Lyric Wright, Jake & Papa, Kreesha Turner,and Ashley Rose, the album posits a battle between the two conflicting sides of Siya’s personality. On the first half of the album Siya leans on her brutal, tough “Bed-Stuy Bully” persona, attacking classic-style New York boom-bap beats with endless bars. The album’s second half displays her softer, more sensitive self, as she alternates between singing and rapping over textured, relaxed electronic instrumentals. Prior to “Watch What You Say,” Siya released videos for the sinister “I Know I Know,” premiered last week by The FADER, who called Siya a “Brooklyn rapper to feel excited about,” and the very New York “My Sons,” premiered in October by Mass Appeal. Signed to Tank‘s R&B Money, Siya is set to elevate her stardom through musical and non-musical means. SIYAvsSIYA is available to purchase on iTunes and stream via Spotify.
Watch “Watch What You Say” ft. Sage The Gemini: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkXFd9TG_-s
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.
“Watch What You Say” ft. Sage The Gemini: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkXFd9TG_-s
“I Know I Know”: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/i-know-i-know/s-owrWj // https://youtu.be/9WHHQqFIukY
“Nights B4 You”: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/nights-b4-you/s-XjPYy
“My Sons”: https://youtu.be/2E9GmvkpDjA
“Real MVP”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih9QZIEYg2k
“D.Y.K.E.” ft. Tank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyl_sy-1qKs
“Open Letter”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GhqmK6UYR4
Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/siya