Song: Siya – “Don’t U (Say Yes)” ft. Tank
The Star of Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip-Hop Drops A Sultry Single in Advance of the Commitment EP, Arriving on Valentine’s Day
Critical Praise for Siya
“Siya is smooth” – The FADER
“Has a unique sound that mixes hardcore street raps with dance-floor ready beats.” – Complex
“Her pen game is sharp enough to hang with the big dogs.” – VIBE
Though she made her name rapping over the type of boom-bap bruisers beloved in her native Brooklyn, Siya is capable of crafting complex, seductive ballads that show off her softer side. Today, Siya makes an offer we can’t refuse with “Don’t U (Say Yes),“ a stuttering, Floetry-sampling slow jam. Recruiting her R&B Money label boss Tank for an emotive verse, Siya pleads with her lover, announcing her devotion through sensitive bars and sweetly-crooned auto-tune. Premiered by Boombox, “Don’t U (Say Yes)” is the latest single from Siya’s upcoming Commitment EP, a unique blend of blissed-out cloud rap and gauzy Toronto-style rap-n-b confessionalism. Produced entirely by The Olympicks (Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky), the love-themed Commitment EP arrives on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
“I’m a big fan of Marsha Ambrosius and Floetry, so I knew I wanted to sample the original Floetry record,” explains Siya. “I sent the song to the Olympicks [who produced the whole Commitment EP] and they flipped it. I did the first verse and hook and sent it to Tank. I don’t really think you can call it a duet; I’m just versatile enough to do a record with an R&B singer.”
Born in California to drug-addicted parents, but raised in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, home to Jay-Z, Mos Def and The Notorious B.I.G., Siya is primed for a breakout year in 2017. Last week, Siya dropped “Front Door,” a detailed portrait of a torrid relationship with a hypnotic, flickering beat. In 2016, Siya released the hard-hitting SIYAvsSIYA, her debut album featuring an appearance from Sage The Gemini, equally split between sinister street rhymes and wavy, electronic-influenced love songs. Beyond rap, Siya found success as a television personality, starring in all three seasons of Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, a T.I.-produced reality series starring five female rappers who navigate their way through the male-dominated music industry.
Listen to “Don’t U Say Yes” ft. Tank: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/siya-dont-u-say-yes-feat-tank
Check out the Boombox Premiere: http://theboombox.com/siya-teams-up-with-tank-for-sexy-new-single-dont-u-say-yes-premiere/
Pre-order Commitment EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/commitment-ep/id1197699597
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.
“Don’t U (Say Yes) ft. Tank: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/siya-dont-u-say-yes-feat-tank
“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