Syd tha Kyd
|Syd the Kyd|
Syd the Kyd in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 15, 2011.
|Birth name||Sydney Loren Bennett|
|Also known as||Sydney, Syd|
|Born||April 23, 1992|
|Origin||Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Hip-Hop, Neo Soul|
|Occupations||Singer, producer, DJ|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, Reason|
|Labels||Odd Future Records|
|Associated acts||Odd Future, The Internet, Super 3, Mike G|
Sydney Loren Bennett, known by her stage name as Syd tha Kyd or more recently Syd (born April 23, 1992) is a singer, producer and DJ from Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California. She is one of the main producers in Odd Future and a singer, producer and mixer in the Neo soul group The Internet with Matt Martians. She is the main producer for fellow Odd Future rapper Mike G and the older sister of non-musical Odd Future member Travis "Taco" Bennett.
Growing up in a musical family influenced Bennett's interest in music. Her mother aspired to be a DJ and her uncle is a reggae producer out of Jamaica. As she explained, "I began wishing I could take credit for some of my favorite songs. That was when I started to make my own – I only began singing on my own songs when I really started writing." When Bennett was 14, she built a small music studio in her home and worked on sound engineering before getting into production.
For the first half of her high school years, Syd attended Palisades Charter High School. Bennett felt left out and had few friends at Palisades and moved to the Hamilton Music Academy, which she considered a more open-minded school.
Syd began making music while she was still living with her parents. Syd's stage name was given to her by her big brother, Ty, as a kid. After growing out of it, she reclaimed the name when she joined Odd Future. Most of the group's original songs were recorded in Syd's house, also known as "The Trap".
- Raunchboots EP (2011)
- With The Internet
- Purple Naked Ladies (2011)
- Feel Good (2013)
- Extended plays
- Purple Naked Ladies: 4 Bonus Song EP (2012)
- Studio Albums
- The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2 (2012)
- Radical (2010)
- 12 Odd Future Songs (2011)
- The Odd Future Wolfgang Bible. Sibat Media. March 1, 2012.
- Syd the Kid. Tumblr. Accessed from September 19, 2012.
- Thomas, Zanyra (August 7, 2012). "Odd Future’s Syd the Kyd Talks Music, Identity and The Internet". Massappeal.com. p. 1. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
- Kazemi, Alex. "MUSIC: SYD THA KID". SuperSuper!. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
- Rathe, Adam (February 13, 2012). "Syd the Kyd Could Be Hip-Hop's Next Lesbian Icon". Out Magazine. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
- "Syd the Kyd". Interview Magazine. Retrieved September 25, 2012.