Born in California and raised in Bed-Stuy, a legendary Brooklyn hotbed of influential hip hop music, Siya overcame many challenges early on including a drug-addicted mother and incarcerated father, as well as her own run-ins with the law. Siya’s true support came from her grandmother who took her in, but also from the streets of Bed-Stuy.  Music became an outlet for her and after moving to Atlanta to pursue her dream, she eventually built a rep for herself and caught the attention of many major labels and well-known artists. While some people in the industry were afraid of how an openly gay female rapper would fit in the genre, Siya remained determined and refused to compromise who she is, always staying true to her own unique voice and style.  R&B legend Tank took notice of her and soon after, Siya moved to Los Angeles and began her journey with Tank, who did not want her to change a thing about herself. Their relationship has shown to be beneficial to both and is gaining speed on the daily. Recently, Siya was casted by Flavor Unit Entertainment founded by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere for a role in the upcoming movie starting Larenz Tate, Meagan Good, and Lance Gross. Later this year, Siya will release her long awaited debut album “Siya vs. Siya.” Word around the industry is that Siya is the “Next Big Thing,” but if you were to ask her she’s always been the “Next Big Thing.”