Happy Birthday, Syd!
Today, April 23, is the 26th birthday of The Internet lead singer Sydney Bennett, better known as Syd.
Born in Crenshaw section of Los Angeles, Syd comes from a music production background and began working with Odd Future in 2007. Syd dropped a solo project in 2011 Raunchboots EP and has produced and DJ'ed for the OF on tapes like 2011's 12 Odd Future Songs and 2012's The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2 .
Syd also formed a neo-soul band in 2011 called The Internet with one of the Odd Future founders, Matt Martians. Other band members include Jameel Bruner, Patrick Paige and Christopher A. Smith. The Internet released their debut album, Purple Naked Ladies under Odd Future Records in December 2011 followed by their sophomore LP, Feel Good in 2013. That same year, The Internet backed Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller as his band while he promoted his then upcoming album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off.
In 2016, Syd announced her departure from Odd Future. In February 2017, Syd dipped her foot into the world of being a solo artist when she dropped off Fin, her debut project as a solo R&B artist. Stepping away from her Internet cohorts, Syd once again showcased the skillset of a multi-faceted artist, flaunting some airy vocals and the signature cool she's been perfecting since before she first burst onto the scene seven years ago. Months later, in September 2017, Syd show pulled up with more new music, this batch arriving in the form of a three-song EP titled, Always Never Home.
Months into 2018, Syd's only added to what's been a steady stream of dopeness. Near the top of the year, she pulled up on Leven Kali's ultra funky tune, "Do You Wrong." A couple months later, in April, she popped up in Drake's star-studded visual for his Murda Beatz-produced single, "Nice for What," which is a Lauryn Hill-sampling dedication to the powerful women of the world. And make no mistake, Syd is definitely powerful.
Happy Birthday, Syd, and here's to many, many more!
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