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. Her work has been featured with Michelob Ultra, Maybelline, YSL & Makeup Revolution and has reached over 335k streams worldwide.
Saniyah X is a an American Artist, Songwriter and Poet located in Memphis, TN. Most recently, she has had the honor of working with Michelob Ultra, Maybelline & Makeup Revolution on TV & social media ad campaigns that have amassed over 100k plays & counting. What started out as a hobby in slam poetry turned into a career when she joined forces with R&B artist, M. Rose, to release "Worst Drug" which racked up 150k+ 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 second EP "Oil Slick" is currently available for streaming and downloads on all platforms. 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.
Splits are as follows for all works unless stated otherwise:
Full songwriting : 50% publishing split
Co-Writes/Rewrites: 25% publishing split
Hooks: 20% publishing split
Featured Verse: 12.5%
*2 Free Revisions are included with all work. Final WAV files are sent upon approval of samples from both parties.
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35 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Saniyah X
Saniyah X is a great singer and a great person to work with. Extremely fast with high-quality sound and vocals. A pleasure to work with.
Gifted artist who understood exactly what I was going for. Love her style, delivery, and professionalism (quick communication, very polished recordings).
Saniyah X always does a great job! Her connection to the feel of the song was perfect! I highly recommend her!
Saniyah X worked super hard and delivered some outstanding vocals for my project. She paid special attention to the requirements and the end result was a top level production. Thank you!
Saniyah X did a great job! Her rap was cool and fit the song perfect! It is always a great experience working with Saniyah X! Looking forward to working with her again!
Professional and very talented. Great working with her.
She did an amazing job with the vocals and was able to deliver them fast! I am very pleased about her work and would recommend her to anyone
Saniyah X did a great job! She captured the feel of the song, her turnaround time was fast and her communication was great! Looking forward to working with her again!
Very professional and talented ! She can write, sing and rap !! What an artist !
she gave me a dope verse that really tied my whole track together she brought the heat and I look forward to working together in the future
Saniyah is dope, professional, courteous & creative!
Saniyah has a beautiful voice and made a super job for my back vocals.
Thank you again !!
Saniyah is GREAT! It's always a pleasure to work with her!
Very professional and creative!
She was amazing. Super kind, fast, professional all around. Extremely talented with a great voice. Thanks Saniyah!
It was a great experience working with Saniyah in writing and recording vocals for the track that I brought to her. Her contribution was the perfect energy for the song, and we were able to work together on notes to really dial it in.
Saniyah X did a great job. She's definitely talented, understanding and communicated clearly. Highly recommended!
Saniyah was fantastic. I asked her to write a create a rap for a song idea, as well as a vocal and harmony and she really nailed it. Great tracks recorded very professionally. Highly recommended.
I loved working with her. She was patient and she's very creative!
It was a pleasure working with Saniyah, she knew exactly what i wanted, will work with her again definitely!
Nice singer! Always good to work with you again!
Interview with Saniyah X
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My most recent EP, Oil Slick, is something that I am especially proud of. Not only did I fund the whole project myself but I also wrote all of the songs and even produced one myself. It was truly a labor of love and something I am grateful to have made.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Depending on the project, I either work with my engineer at TrackNation studios in Southaven or out of Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, TN. I most frequently record on Logic Pro but I also have access to Pro Tools, Adobe Suite and Garageband
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always working on something! Currently I am working on a 10 track project called Since September and open to collaborations with other artists. I am also writing a mini series that I'm excited to start filming.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The thing I enjoy most is the connection I make with people. Whether someone is inspired and relates to something that I've written or they are compelled to network and reach out, I love being able to swap war stories, battle scars and potential for the future.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I don't have one set way of making a song. Sometimes I take a day to write, a day to record and a day to mix and master. Other times, I can do all 3 in one day. It really depends on how much time I have in the studio, how prepared I am walking in and how inspired I am by the music/topic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by Michael Jackson, Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Childish Gambino, J Cole, Chance the Rapper, Justin Timberlake, Wondergirl, Gym Class Heroes, H.E.R., Daniel Caesar, Syd
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring soul, emotion, passion and authenticity to anything I do.
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: 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.