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Michele Sherman (Siya)

The Artist Bringing LGBTQ Swag to Rap Music

Raised by her grandmother in Brooklyn’s Eleanor Roosevelt projects, Michele Sherman (aka Siya) started rapping at the tender age of seven. And the musician, songwriter and actress hasn’t strayed from that early-learned passion, despite the many obstacles she’s faced as an openly gay female rapper. With a handful of explosive EPs under her belt—including the just-released Mad Energy—this uncompromising artist is building her own niche, brick by brick.

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