SiR Signs to TDE, Drops New “W$ Boi” Video
Back in February 2016, Top Dawg Entertainment teased fans with their release schedule. Two unidentified artists - listed as John Doe 1 and 2 - were part of the plans, leading to speculation of new TDE signees. Almost one year later, the identity of John Doe 2 has finally been revealed. TDE officially announced that Inglewood singer-songwriter SiR is the newest member of the label's roster.
"Welcome home kid #JohnDoe2 @inglewoodSiR," Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith wrote on Twitter.
SiR's HER EP, which was released in October 2016, was actually his first release as a member of the TDE roster. This confirms the talk that TDE "secretly" released a sixth album in 2016.
“I’m proud and it’s an honor,” SiR said of joining TDE. “The response [to HER] has been crazy. It’s been amazing. I’m just excited that people love the music and are listening. I got so much more to share.”
The TDE brass is also excited about having the singer on their roster. TDE president Dave Free issued a statement about the signing in a press release.
“SiR is a great addition to TDE,” Free said. “He’s a talented writer and artist who’s always willing to work hard and push boundaries creatively, making him a perfect fit.”
The signing of SiR brings another talented singer to the TDE lineup. The imprint has grown from its hip-hop roots thanks to the work of SZA and Lance Skiiiwalker. SiR hopes he and TDE can bring back soulful music to the modern landscape.
"Right now the vibe is not too soulful, it’s a trap vibe," he recently told XXL. "That’s hip-hop right now especially hip-hop R&B, it’s trap. So I just want to change the movement. I want to give my own personal vibe. I think that’s the best thing about what I do. I don’t try to do what anyone else is doing. I try to stay as true to me as possible. So if I can continue to do that and find some success in that then I’m all for it."
In celebration of SiR's signing going public, TDE also released a music video for his song "W$ Boi." You can view it below.
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