Sy Ari Da Kid

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Sy Ari Da Kid
Birth name Sy Ari Brockington
Also known as Sy Ari Da Kid
Born (1986-{{padleft:1|2|0}-08) January 8, 1986 (age 32)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels Arrogant Music, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Associated acts

Sy Ari Brockington (born January 8, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter and rapper.

Early life

Brockington was born in The Bronx, New York but moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of nine.<ref>"Sy Ari Da Kid/SXSW 2015 Event Schedule". SXSW Schedule 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-23. </ref> As a child he dreamed of being a professional basketball player, but soon turned to rapping after influence from his brother and cousin. He attended Robert L. Osborne High School, alongside rapper K Camp. After graduation, Brockington would appear in battle raps on Atlanta’s HOT 107.9 FM, where he was noted for 11 consecutive victories.<ref name=":0">Kyles, Yohance (September 2, 2015). "#ATLRiseUp: Sy Ari Da Kid’s Versatility Is Making Him The Man In Atlanta". All Hip Hop. Retrieved June 23, 2016. </ref>

Career

Brockington taught himself to produce and record with Pro Tools, which soon caught the attention of Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer Brian Michael Cox. Signed to December First Publishing Group, Brockington later launched his own independent level. Arrogant Music was launched in 2006, for who he serves as the CEO and main recording artist.<ref>Kaiser, N. (October 19, 2013). "Sy Ari Da Kid: TUOAFN". Rising Hype. </ref>

He released a number of mixtapes in 2011, including The Ultrasound, his first formal solo project. A further three mixtapes came in January 2012, including The Best of Da Kid Part One and Part Two. The collective mixtapes featured 106 tracks, used by Brockington to showcase his lyrical ability and versatility.<ref>eMinor. "SY ARI DA KID Bio | ReverbNation". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2016-06-23. </ref>

Over the following years, he continued to release multiple mixtapes while working with artists including Waka Flocka Flame, Future, Travis Porter and Roscoe Dash. On February 4, 2016, Brockington released B4 the Heartbreak, which featured Bryson Tiller on "Priorities". The mixtape also included features from Chasity, Lewis Sky and Tink.<ref>Hite, Kelly (2016-02-12). "[Listen] Sy Ari Da Kid Teams Up With Bryson Tiller For “Priorities”". The Source. Retrieved 2016-06-23. </ref>

He later confirmed a follow up album was in the making, titled 2Soon.<ref>Sy Ari Da Kid - Somethin For The People | Stream [New Song], retrieved 2016-06-23 </ref>

Artistry

Talking about his musical process, Brockington said, "I don't write. I like to freestyle until I come off with a good hook or a good start to a verse. I don't like creating from scratch with other artists and producers as much as I should." He also felt he was not narrowed down by a single genre. He said, "I'm not an Atlanta or New York rapper, I feel I'm beyond a rapper. I like all genres of music and can create them as well".<ref>DodgerOnDeck (2014-03-04). "Source Exclusive: Interview with Up And Coming Artist Sy Ari Da Kid". The Source. Retrieved 2016-06-23. </ref>

In late 2015, rumours circulated that Brockington was ghost writing for Canadian rapper Drake. After releasing a song with Quentin Miller, who Meek Mill exposed as a co-writer for Drake, Brockington was forced to distance himself from the suggestions.<ref name=":0" />

Personal life

Brockington is a single father, something he regularly discusses in interviews . He describes how he wants to be a voice for single fathers, of which there are few in his industry who openly speak about the topic.<ref>Balfour, Jay (July 25, 2013). "Sy Ari Da Kid Talks Battle Rap Career, His Upcoming LP With Bumpy Knuckles". Hip Hop DX. </ref>

Discography

  • The Ultrasound (2011)
  • Kendall's Bumsauce (2012)
  • Bad Boys For Life (2012)
  • The Definition of Definition (2012)
  • Kendall's Bumsauce 2 (2002)
  • Workaholics (2012)
  • Civil War 2: 2 Sides of a Story (2013)
  • The Lake Show (2013)
  • The Ultrasound 2: The Birth (2014)
  • S.O.O.N. (Something Out Of Nothing) (2015)
  • The Heartbreak Kid 3 (2015)
  • Politically End Correct (2015)
  • B4 the Heartbreak (2016)
  • 2 Soon (2017)
  • 2 Weeks No Diss (2017)

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