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Video: Siya – “Better”

The Sisterhood of Hip-Hop Reality Star Shares the Poolside Video for the 383 – For Roosevelt Highlight


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 

The Video:

Equal parts sensitive and rough-edged, Brooklyn emcee Siya subtly shifts between hard-nosed boom-bap and spacey R&B. Confidently navigating triumphant horn blasts and booming bass, Siya shares her satisfaction with her life situation on Better,” her latest video single. In the HipHopDX-premiered video, Siya swaps the concrete jungle of her native Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood for a sun-drenched poolside, showcasing her captivating charisma as she mugs for the camera. Featuring an inspirational audio clip from fellow Bed-Stuy native Jay-Z, “Better” is a formidable single from 383 – For Roosevelt, Siya’s latest project. An ode to the people and places in her neighborhood that helped her become the successful woman she is today, 383 – For Roosevelt is available everywhere.

An ode to her neighborhood and the people who helped her become the successful woman she is today, 383 – For Roosevelt is a deeply personal project and an impressively versatile piece of work. Packed with intimidating street anthems, such as the Elevator Magazine-premiered boom-bap banger Your Choice,” wistful love songs like Houston Girls,” featuring Kirko Bangz, and the bilingual banger Culture Vulture,” premiered last week by Mass Appeal383 – For Roosevelt showcases all facets of Siya’s talent and personality. Beyond music, Siya found success as a television personality, appearing in all three seasons as the breakout star of Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip-HopT.I.-produced reality series starring five female rappers who navigate their way through the male-dominated music industry. “383 is the apartment building I was raised in,” explained Siya to Genius, who premiered the album along with an in-depth interview. “Roosevelt is the name of the projects. I was raised there with my grandmother, and I kinda just wanted to do this for [the people in the Roosevelt Projects]. I wanted to give this to them and show my appreciation to the streets for helping me become the woman that I am.”

Watch “Better”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHQC2wkdrhg

Buy 383 – For Roosevelthttps://empire.lnk.to/383-ForRoosevelt

Check out the Genius premiere for 383 – For Roosevelthttps://genius.com/a/brooklyn-mc-siya-premieres-her-personal-new-album-383-for-roosevelt

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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“Better”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHQC2wkdrhg

383–For Roosevelt: https://Empire.lnk.to/383-ForRoosevelt

“Culture Vulture” ft. Troopnastyy: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/culture-vulture-feat-troopnastyy/

“Houston Girls” ft. Kirko Bangz: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/houston-girls-feat-kirko-bangz/

“Your Choice”: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/your-choice

“Clarity/Nights B4 You”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzvIzQ-2YYM

Commitment EP: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/sets/commitment-ep // https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/commitment-ep/id1197699597

“Dont U (Say Yes)”: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/siya-dont-u-say-yes-feat-tank

“Front Door”: https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/front-door/s-YU7VT // https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/front-door/id1197699597?i=1197699791 

“Watch What You Say” ft. Sage The Gemini: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkXFd9TG_-s // https://soundcloud.com/iamsiya-1/watch-what-you-say-feat-sage-the-gemini

SIYAvsSIYA: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/siyavssiya/id1173713154?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes // https://open.spotify.com/album/6o0ymhosvxBRvfmFLm4aj1

“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