Single release: “The Coronation” by Siyah

Photo by Bill Pence

Local hip-hop artist Siyah has just released “The Coronation,” a collaboration with producer and DJ Nex Millen (to whom Siyah gives a shout out on the track). There’s a hint of reggae to the song, but instead of going on a laid back direction, it turns that swaying beat into a revolutionary march.

“We started as one nation / patrons of the most high / now we’re afflicted / victims of the one eye,” Siyah raps. The song’s socio-political themes are clear, punching their way to the forefront of the energetic beat.

“In ‘The Coronation,’ I question what it means to be ‘king,’ as well as speak on my views of the world, the issues I see, and ways I believe we can counter these issues,” Siyah explains of the track he recorded at the end of last year.

Watch for more from Siyah on Soundcloud and Facebook.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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