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Stream the debut album Siya Vs. Siya below

We all know Siya from the hit tv show Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, but now the lyrical brooklyn spitter has finally dropped her debut album titled “Siya vs. Siya” on Tank’s label RnB Money.  Features include Sage The Gemini, Lyric Wright, Ashley Rose, Jake & Papa, and Kreesha Turner.  Check for “The One”, “Weight Up”, “Watch What You Say”, and “New York, New York.”  We can tell she took her time crafting this project and attempts to show her versatility, especially since we know she will be compared to the other brooklyn stud Young M.A.

“I wanted to show that I am my only competition,” she says. “I’m a firm believer in you becoming your worst enemy over time. I think everyday as human beings we wake up with a chip on our shoulders someway somehow, trying to overcome the struggles that we’re going through.”

-Siya

Stream debut album below and buy on iTunes <—click here

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Bobby Shmurda Arrested After NYPD Investigation

Bobby Shmurda and members of his crew GS9 were taken into custody late Tuesday night following a long-term investigation by NYPD. The arrests were made right outside of Quad Recording Studios in New York City. There is a sealed indictment against the rapper and his crew so the exact charges have not been released but it has been confirmed the arrests were made in connection to several shootings and drug trafficking. This is the rapper’s third arrest this year and he could be facing the most serious charges this time around. This could put a damper on his new deal just signed with Epic Records.

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Alicia Keys Stages New York Protest

Along with being a great entertainer, Alicia Keys is known worldwide for being a humanitarian for many causes that are dear to her. On Tuesday, a very pregnant Keys staged a protest in New York City in front of the Nigerian consulate general in order to bring attention to the 200-plus young girls that were kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram back in April. Signs held by Keys and 30 other protesters read “Safe Schools Now!” and “We Are Here!”

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On her Facebook page Keys posted:

It’s my son’s birthday today which makes me feel even more in solidarity with the parents of the Chibok girls in Nigeria who were abducted 6 months ago today by Boko Haram. They are still missing!!! At the moment of this rally those parents were marching on the Presidential Palace in Abuja to call on Goodluck Jonathan to pay attention to what can be done to free those girls from a situation too horrible to imagine. It’s difficult and it won’t be easy but we have to keep the pressure on because these girls represent all the girls being kept from an education, they represent all girls who are looked upon as property and they represent rape and violence against women as a weapon of war all over the world!

It’s very nice to see celebrities use their status and notoriety to represent positive causes such as Alicia Keys.