Siya Drops A New York Anthem
Siya returns with the new season of The Sisterhood of Hip Hop, Oxygen’s hit television show executive produced by Hustle Gang CEO T.I. and she’s unapologetically snatching crowns with a hot new track “New York, New York” that commands respect without question.
Currently working on her highly anticipated debut LP “Siya vs. Siya”, the Brooklyn native has been active in the LGBT community, campaigning for human rights, and she recently snagged a coveted role in an upcoming movie opposite Larenz Tate, Meagan Good, and Lance Gross, courtesy of Flavor Unit Entertainment founded by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere.
Here’s what Siya had to say about her latest project:
The “New York” record was sent to me by one of my producers, Lombardi Young and almost instantly I knew what I needed to do. I miss Hip-Hop. Real Hip-Hop. The music I was raised on. Big L, Nas, Dmx, Jay-Z, Biggie, Outkast, etc. I don’t get that feeling like I used to when I listen to music now. I can barely understand half of it and the rest is just watered down lyrics over bass heavy beats. I wanted “New York” to make people feel like it was summer of “98” in front of the corner bodega in the projects and music blasting out of someone’s Acura while a game of ceelo was taking place. Thats what Hip-Hop was to me. I’m from Roosevelt pj’s, Bed-stuy Brooklyn. The concrete jungle. I’m from NEW YORK! My music should reflect that. As far as being a reality tv star on “Sisterhood of hip hop” it’s exactly what you see. An inside look into my personal space. It doesn’t change me or my music. It’s so the fans can feel closer to us as artist and to show that femcees can actually empower each other instead of competing and ripping one another down. My motto is “Let’s get this money and make more room in the game for females”. PERIOD.
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