8THAUS PRESENTS: S E N S O R S H I P VOL II PRIDE EDITION
S E N S O R S H I P
Who: Feat: Siya and Pineapple Citi with performances from local queer poets Tix: $15 in advance $20 at door Where: Songbyrd When: June 7
Join us downstairs for ‘Lez B Real’ a pride celebration feat: Siya and Pineapple CITI. Participate in our Lez B Real photoshoot highlighting the beauty of the LGBTQIA community, and enjoy or contribute your poetry and rap talents at our queer rhyme and poetry open mic before the concert. All are welcome!
Siya Bio: Resilient. Advocate. Creative. Just a few words to describe the Brooklyn-raised rapper. Born Michele Sherman, Siya has easily been noted as a highly reputable emcee of our time. In her early 20s, Siya moved to Atlanta to begin her journey as a rap artist. She quickly gained the attention of prominent music reps, particularly R&B legend, Tank.
Siya signed to his label, R&B Money, and relocated to Los Angeles to begin working on new music. In 2014, the young rapper became the star of Oxygen’s highly rated reality show, Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, executive produced by rapper T.I. and Cris Abrego.
After leaving the show and parting ways with Tank’s label, Siya had to focus on creating a new path towards continuous musical and film success. Battling her clinical anxiety, Siya found her therapy in creation of her latest project, Mad Energy. While she is in between making films and rocking out stages, she has become an advocate for individuals who suffer from severe anxiety.
Siya has faced many obstacles through her journey, but her unstoppable creativity has gained her notary with collaborations with Chris Brown, Kirko Bangz, and many other artists. The young rapper will continue to make her mark as an artist and actress.
Pineapple CITI hails from Newark, New Jersey, and she is making a name for herself as an unapologetic trap bounce rapper. “I feel like I’m everything Trump hates: I’m young, I’m Black, I’m gay, shit I’m disabled and that makes success all the better.” Two years ago CITI had a life-changing brush with death, one that mirrors Kanye’s own career influencing brush with death. While recouping from her injuries, her 2017 singles “Rose Colored” ad “Pepsi,” were receiving radio rotation throughout the East Coast. She left her job at a day care, to spend her last on the creation of her album, and hasn’t turned back since.