Known musically as "1st" for her knack for dropping dope verses in one take, a skill that highly commendable given the nature of todays Hip Hop. Shiniqua as her friends know her, is an aspiring female MC from the Sugar Hill section of Harlem, NY who has been groomed in both the means streets of Brooklyn as well as Boston, Mass. Well rounded, 1st is a well respected host on the popular DTF Radio broadcast, Da Cypha which airs Fridays from 9-11 PM. A mother of 2 beautiful little girls, 1st is a model for strong women as she uplifts through her music and her media platforms from contributing blogger to radio host as she juggles that responsibility with cultivating her 1st Time Only EP and Barz Over Pretty mixtape both of which shall be released this calendar year.
Acclaimed for her ability to paint stories with her lyrics, her content is based on life experiences and the overall plight of a proud female standing ten toes down in a male dominated industry. Love-able to say the least, 1st is often times referred to as the girl next door in some senses and every guys' Woman Crush Wednesday in others. More than a pretty face, 1st is on her way to becoming a familiar brand one bar at a time, carrying the torch for women in Hip Hop. Born with talent, according to loved ones, 1st played with words since a youngster ultimately finding her place in a recording booth as a teen dominating local talent shows earning neighborhood ears and support.
"he biggest inspiration on my career was Salt N Pepa's Push It record. That is when I knew I wanted to be an entertainer."
From queen Latifah's U-n-it-y to the reign of Foxy Brown, Lil Kim and more 1st realized her dream of galvanizing millions was in arms reach. Capitalizing off of the buzz garnered by her recent Wait A Minute Freestyle, and body-bagging radio broadcast cyphers, 1st is primed for a break out 2017. Stay tuned.