Born on Chicago’s Southside, SAYYI hustled his way from the streets to the music industry, with co-writing credits on
multiple hit singles including DJ Khaled’s “Hold You Down”, Rihanna’s “Woo” from her album ANTI. Sayyi also co-wrote
“Woosah” and “I Did” on Jeremih’s hit Album “Late Nights” and “Conscience” on Tinashe’s latest album Joyride.
Sayyi was inspired to begin his musical journey after spending his teenage years in Africa – a decision made by his parents
to keep him away from the violence in Chicago. He honed his songwriting skills as a student at Columbia College in

Chicago, alongside his friend Jeremih.

By 2014, he was already touring, performing, and songwriting with the R&B superstar internationally. SAYYI, who currently
lives in L.A., has begun the next chapter in his music career as a solo artist with Suretone Entertainment releasing his debut

EP in 2019!

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Label, Management, Brand Partnership, Gear Endorsement, Distribution - US, Distribution - UK/Europe, Distribution - Worldwide, Other Artists to Tour With, Booking Agent - US, Booking Agent - UK/Europe, Booking Agent - Worldwide, PR/Publicity Agency, Producer/Studio Engineer, Publishing, Sync/Music Supervisors

Subgenre: R & B
From: Chicago, IL