In 2018, an underground Melbourne artist uploaded a song to triple J Unearthed and unknowingly burst onto the Australian hip hop scene. SOPHIYA, with her debut single ‘White Ivory’, caught the attention of tastemakers and new fans with the first song she’d ever made, kickstarting an exciting new journey in music ahead. Fast forward to 2020 and SOPHIYA is ready to make this year hers having developed her sound, both as an artist and a producer, and she’s kicking things off in style with ‘Rosie’.
The first taste of a lot more to come, ‘Rosie’ is dripping in confidence, and is another example of SOPHIYA delivering bar after bar over an intimidating beat. The song also doubled as the second time she’s jumped in the producer chair, teaming up with Melbourne’s HAMLEY for co-production and Sydney’s DOPAM!NE for engineering duties.
In 2019, she shared stages with the likes of GENESIS OWUSU and appeared on Triple J’s Bars of Steel and Red Bull Music’s 64 Bars series. She’s received love from tastemakers like MTV Call & Response Hip-Hop and Acclaim Magazine, as well as rave reviews on triple J Unearthed from the likes of Declan Byrne, Tommy Faith and Zan Rowe. Sitting on over 410K streams on Spotify and reaching #8 on the Australian Viral 50 chart, ‘White Ivory’ was just the beginning for her and with ‘Rosie’ and 'Chief O' Kief', she’s back to finish what she started. With plenty more still to come, 2020 is looking bright for SOPHIYA.