In a male dominated medium that often sees women using their sexuality to make a name for themselves, Signif is an uniquely talented emcee who chooses to channel the ART of Hip-Hop in her songs rather than the hype that surrounds the “prototype” of the female emcee. The New York resident, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was frst turned on to Hip-Hop by her older brothers. At age 8, her love for the music was explored through written expression and her poetic musings progressed to an active participation in Freestyling.
With poetry and Freestyling under her belt, she soon took to developing songs that has led to six recorded projects of her own. Starting in 2009 with Beautifully Flawed, an EP that would introduce her to the game as a viable artist, followed by The Transition in 2010,when people really started to take notice and recognize her as someone who could add something fresh to the Hip-Hop landscape. Helping to keep the ball rolling forward in 2010, she released a remix project as well as several clean and crisp music videos produced by Alphabang Productions. In 2011 and 2012, Signif released both Significant Wizdom and Significant Wizdom II: Atypical, respectively. After hitting off 2013 opening for Jean Grae and Pharoahe Monch, Signif recently returned from an international tour in France and is currently working on her 5th solo project, titled Friction.
In addition to solo projects, Signif can be heard as a guest artist on a variety of other’s musical works such as albums, mixtapes, EPs, and a film soundtrack.
When you listen to Signif you hear a young woman that is articulate, clever, confdent, creative, and straight up dope. She is NOT a trend. She is NOT a fad. Plain and simple, Signif IS Hip-Hop and she is the future of the art-form that so desperately needs more artists who are dedicated to rising above a status quo that unfortunately champions cultural regression instead of the power of enlightenment.
To hear Signif’s music visit http://signif.bandcamp.com/