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Two NYC “Femcees” featured on Sisterhood of Hip Hop

Sisterhood of Hip Hop cast. Courtesy Oxygen Media

Sisterhood of Hip Hop cast. Courtesy Oxygen Media

New to Oxygen this summer is Sisterhood of Hip Hop, a reality series that documents both upcoming and established female hip-hop artists attempting to earn their stripes in a mostly male-dominated industry. The series has its fair share of drama, showing the “femcees” personal struggles like balancing their careers with relationships and school, and even keeping the peace between each other.

Sisterhood of Hip Hop follows rappers Diamond, Brianna Perry, Bia and two familiar faces to New York City’s hip-hop scene: Siya and Nyemiah Supreme.

Rapper Siya. Courtesy of Oxygen Media.

Rapper Siya. Courtesy of Oxygen Media.

California-born and Bed-Stuy-raised Siya turned to music for an escape from a challenged childhood,which included a drug-addicted mother and incarcerated father. Upon moving to Atlanta to further her music career, Siya was able to capture the attention of major music labels and well-known artists, and was even named one of Complex’s “10 New NY Rappers to Watch Out For” in 2012.

Even still, many labels were hesitant to sign Siya, given her openness about her sexuality. Siya remained true to herself, and was soon taken under the wing of R&B singer Tank. She has built a worthy reputation based not only on her undeniable talent, but also her determination to find success as the first openly gay female rapper.

Rapper Nyemiah Supreme. Courtesy of Oxygen Media.

Rapper Nyemiah Supreme. Courtesy of Oxygen Media.

Fellow New Yorker Nyemiah Supreme is no stranger to the spotlight, having started her career as a backup dancer to artists like Chris Brown and Lil Mama. The Southside Jamaica, Queens native learned the ropes of the industry while working as an assistant to rapper Juelz Santana, and put her skills to the test on Jim Jones’ track “Everybody Jones.”

Now, with two mixtapes under her belt, along with a Timbaland-produced EP “There Can Be More Than 1,” Nyemiah is on the road to proving that she can hold her own in the music industry.

Sisterhood of Hip Hop airs Tuesdays at 9p.m. on Oxygen.

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