Saniyah X is a spoken word poet, female emcee, vocalist and songwriter specializing in raw, authentic, positive, healing, therapeutic and spiritual poetry, R&B and Hip Hop. Her work has reached over 335k streams on SoundCloud and her music can be streamed across all platforms.
Saniyah X is a an American Artist, Songwriter and Poet with roots in California that have branched out to Memphis, TN. Growing up in a military family, Saniyah moved around a lot during her childhood which has influenced her unique style, sound & lyrics. What started out as a hobby in slam poetry turned into a career when she joined forces with up & coming artist and best friend, MRose, to release "Worst Drug" on SoundCloud which racked up 150,000+ plays to date. With a new audience tuned in, Saniyah X released "Fragile" shortly after followed by "Runnin". Her debut ep, Wonderland, was released and her second EP "Oil Slick" is currently available for streaming and downloads on all platforms. Saniyah X has been featured as a poet for All Def Digital and All Def Poetry and has performed at a number of events and shows, including Da Poetry Lounge, Miss Diddy's Master Class and Taste of Soul.
Splits are as follows for all works unless stated otherwise:
Full songwriting : 50% publishing split
Co-Writes/Rewrites: 25% publishing split
Hooks: 20% publishing split
Featured Verse: 12.5%
*2 Free Revisions are included with all work. Final WAV files are sent upon approval of samples from both parties.
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27 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Saniyah X
Very professional and talented ! She can write, sing and rap !! What an artist !
she gave me a dope verse that really tied my whole track together she brought the heat and I look forward to working together in the future
Saniyah is dope, professional, courteous & creative!
Saniyah has a beautiful voice and made a super job for my back vocals.
Thank you again !!
Saniyah is GREAT! It's always a pleasure to work with her!
Very professional and creative!
She was amazing. Super kind, fast, professional all around. Extremely talented with a great voice. Thanks Saniyah!
It was a great experience working with Saniyah in writing and recording vocals for the track that I brought to her. Her contribution was the perfect energy for the song, and we were able to work together on notes to really dial it in.
Saniyah X did a great job. She's definitely talented, understanding and communicated clearly. Highly recommended!
Saniyah was fantastic. I asked her to write a create a rap for a song idea, as well as a vocal and harmony and she really nailed it. Great tracks recorded very professionally. Highly recommended.
I loved working with her. She was patient and she's very creative!
It was a pleasure working with Saniyah, she knew exactly what i wanted, will work with her again definitely!
Nice singer! Always good to work with you again!
Saniyah is awesome! She never fails to deliver, is incredibly flexible and easy to work with! You should definitely hire her!!!!
Super creative and a true professional. Pleasure to work with.
Saniyah is one of the best artists I've worked with! She's a real professional, excellent at her craft, creative, and truly gives 100 percent in the music she creates.
Saniyah is an amazing and hugely talented vocalist! She is super flexible, creative, professional, extremely responsive and communicative. Within 24 hours of sending her my proposal I had bunch of really creative high quality vocal takes with lots of variation and tons of personality. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Saniyah is Amazing! She has an unique talent and is able to take the song to the next level!
Very professional and punctual in time!
I can't wait to work with her again!!!
Really great to work with. Highly professional and highly creative.
Saniyah was professional, and extremely quick on delivery. After asking her for some revisions she did exactly what I wanted.
All together she was a pleasure to work with!
Saniyah is great to work with and has a great talent!
Great singer! I will definitely work more often!
She was a good singer.
I'm happy with the service :)
Saniyah went above and beyond, quick turnaround, sweet voice that will make any track sound better, I highly recommend!!!
Nice singer and very fast!
Amazing Artist definitely going to use her again!
Saniyah was very precise and versatile with her delivery. The audio I received was recorded professionally and delivered in a timely manner.
Saniyah was professional, kind, patient and delivered beyond my expectations. My deadline given was 1 month and she returned her vocals within 2 weeks. I will be working with her again!
Interview with Saniyah X
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is providing vocals, both rapping and singing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip Hop, soul and R&B music but I love to experiment and cross genres
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overthink it. Make sure it feels right.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Childish Gambino because his career has really shown how creative he can get and how his art really has no limits.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as therapy lol a feel-good soul expression.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What vibe are you going for? What truth is there to the project? What are your expectations of me? Is your creative direction set in stone or are you open to suggestions and opinions?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shiloh
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring soul, emotion, passion and authenticity to anything I do.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by Michael Jackson, Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Childish Gambino, J Cole, Chance the Rapper, Justin Timberlake, Wondergirl, Gym Class Heroes, H.E.R., Daniel Caesar, Syd
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I don't have one set way of making a song. Sometimes I take a day to write, a day to record and a day to mix and master. Other times, I can do all 3 in one day. It really depends on how much time I have in the studio, how prepared I am walking in and how inspired I am by the music/topic.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The thing I enjoy most is the connection I make with people. Whether someone is inspired and relates to something that I've written or they are compelled to network and reach out, I love being able to swap war stories, battle scars and potential for the future.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always working on something! Currently I am working on a 10 track project called Since September and open to collaborations with other artists. I am also writing a mini series that I'm excited to start filming.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Depending on the project, I either work with my engineer at TrackNation studios in Southaven or out of Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, TN. I most frequently record on Logic Pro but I also have access to Pro Tools, Adobe Suite and Garageband
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My most recent EP, Oil Slick, is something that I am especially proud of. Not only did I fund the whole project myself but I also wrote all of the songs and even produced one myself. It was truly a labor of love and something I am grateful to have made.