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
Saniyah X is an American Artist, Songwriter and Poet who has lived in many locations including North Carolina, Tennessee and even Japan before moving to Los Angeles in 2015 to pursue a career in the art that she loves.
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 100,000+ 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 first album, "Since September" will be released in the near future. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has joined Tuffcrowd Entertainment and has taken her career to another level performing in a number of live poetry shows to include "Don't Change the Channel", "Battle of the Sexes", "Lucky & Justice", "The Best Man music & poetry show", "Top 5 Dead or Alive", "Diary of a Madd Blacc Poet" and most recently "Coming to America". Tuffcrowd has also released a mixtape, THE ERA. 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.
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Interview with Saniyah X
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a 10 track project called Since September.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shiloh
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: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as therapy lol a feel-good soul expression.
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: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overthink it. Make sure it feels right.
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: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring soul, emotion, passion and authenticity to anything I do
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of Young Avenue Sound in Memphis, TN
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by Michael Jackson, Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Wondergirl, Gym Class Heroes, S.H.E., Daniel Caesar, Syd
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.