With the new year came the announcement that the newest signee to TDE, (home to artists such as Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q,) was none other than Inglewood native rapper SiR. Born Sir Darryl Faris, SiR grew up with music being a constant in his life, with him being the nephew of Prince’s bassist Andrew Gouche and the son of a mother who was the minister of music at their home church.
Even though SiR had been surrounded by music for most his life, he didn’t always picture himself to be the musician that he is today. Being the youngest of four, all of whom being singers, SiR wanted to stray away from the path of music that his brothers were following and decided to make his own instead through basketball. Unfortunately, that path didn’t go quite as he hoped, with SiR being only 5-foot-11, at 18 he soon realized that he wasn’t going to be able to have basketball as his career choice and took a five-year hiatus.
During the hiatus, SiR moved back home to be with his family. In that time, after seeing what his brothers were doing with their careers as music writers for Warner Chappell, he grew anxious to see if he had what it takes to create something. At 23, SiR took a leap of faith and pieced together a song which he sang for his brothers. The Faris brothers enjoyed what SiR had brought to the table and the next thing SiR knew, it was 2015 and his first mixtape, Seven Sundays, was released via Soundcloud.
After the release of Seven Sundays, 2016 brought SiR’s EP Her. Her features SiR’s hits “Queen” and “Tricky” both which show SiR’s melodic soulful/R&B vibe that he portrays across all his tracks. SiR’s follow up EP Her Too, which was just released on Feb. 10, continues to give out the “feel good vibe” that SiR wants his listeners to have when they listen to his music creations. SiR’s music takes soulful/gospel-like beats and puts a hip-hop/trap twist on it to create a sound that is rarely heard of anymore in today’s generation.
Follow SiR and listen to his most recent EP Her Too.