South African rapper, singer and producer, SiBi, is the latest recipient of Apple Music’s 'Up Nex't program, a local version of their global emerging artist platform which launched last month.
SiBi’s broody trap-rooted debut single “Chill Out” (2019), followed swiftly by the swaggy “Back to Back” (2019) announced her as a neo-R&B force to be reckoned with, before she crafted her debut EP 'Riverside' (2021)].
Based on deeply relatable issues and raw emotion, Riverside is a work that showcases a fearless commitment and dedication to her craft, and incorporates stylistic elements of her heroes Missy Elliot and Lauryn Hill.
“I'm so grateful to be an Apple Music Up Next artist. This is humbling and crazy. This journey has been amazing. I've been around the world a few times without leaving the house and it's just the beginning,” SiBi mentioned.
Check out @AppleMusic’s #UpNext playlist featuring songs from some of the best & brightest new voices in music. Honoured to be featured in such great company. Listen now: https://t.co/cFh1UYlsR8#Riverside ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/NlFpIJsBYq— thisissibi (@thisissibi) April 16, 2021