Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Pop


Sounds like

Princess Nokia, Leikeli47, Danileigh


Influences

Missy Elliot, Young M.A, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj


Website

ditto.fm/chief-o-kief

Bio

After first arriving on the scene in 2018 with her debut single ‘White Ivory’, underground Melbourne rapper SOPHIYA has returned to finish what she started in 2020. With a string of critically praised singles in ‘Rosie’, ‘Chief O’Kief’ and ‘Lingo’ as well as her long awaited debut EP, Overdue, SOPHIYA has spent 2020 solidifying her claim as a serious force to be reckoned with in hip hop and beyond.

From being selected as part of this year’s BIGSOUND50 to delivering an explosive 64 Bars freestyle for Red Bull, receiving significant support from triple j and triple j unearthed as well as critical acclaim from the likes of Red Bull, Acclaim, Pilerats, Cool Accidents and Purple Sneakers, SOPHIYA’s name has gone from underground to rapper on the rise in 2020.

Amassing over 870K streams on Spotify alone, SOPHIYA’s music has been added to The Drip, The Hybrid and New Music Friday AUS/NZ on Spotify as well as New Music Daily, New Fire, The New Australia and many more on Apple Music. Marking the first chapter in her journey so far, Overdue serves as the sonic embodiment of this as she steps out of her bedroom and into the national spotlight.

Following on from her formative year in 2018, testing the waters in 2019 and going into 2020 with all guns blazing, SOPHIYA’s years of self-discovery, hard work and relentless ambition and creativity have resulted in a formidable body of work. Finishing this chapter and already setting her sights on her next, there is no stopping SOPHIYA.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Nov 2020

Triple J
45

when sophiya says she's the fkn queen i'm not gonna sit here and say otherwise. hard agree!

when sophiya says she's the fkn queen i'm not gonna sit here and say otherwise. hard agree!

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

17 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Sickening stuff yet again from the supreme leader of today's Aussie hiphop!!

Sickening stuff yet again from the supreme leader of today's Aussie hiphop!!

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

15 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

consistently crushing bars like this proving why 'Sophiya dropping three hip hop heaters' was the most reliable square on my 2020 bingo card.

consistently crushing bars like this proving why 'Sophiya dropping three hip hop heaters' was the most reliable square on my 2020 bingo card.