Mitchelle'l Sium is an American singer and songwriter from Houston, Texas. He was discovered on Myspace.com and brought to Grand Hustle Records by General Manager, Hannah Kang. In 2008, Sium signed a record deal with Atlanta-based record label Grand Hustle Records, founded by American rapper T.I.. Sium has collaborated with some of the most prominent artists in the hip hop industry, such as B.o.B, Yo Gotti, 8Ball & MJG and Nelly, among others.
|Birth name||Mitchelle'l Sium|
|Born||Houston, Texas, United States|
In late 2007, Sium capitalized upon the promotional capacity of the internet and used Myspace as a platform to expand the reach of his music. He captured the attention of Hannah Kang, General Manager for Atlanta-based record label Grand Hustle Records and was introduced to American rapper and Grand Hustle label-boss, T.I. In 2008, Sium had signed a recording contract with Grand Hustle Records. In 2008, Sium was featured on a song titled “Collect Call”, which was included as a bonus track on T.I.’s highly acclaimed sixth album, Paper Trail. He teamed up with T.I. again in 2010, alongside Scarface, on the song “How Life Changed”, from the No Mercy album. On September 23, 2011, he released a song titled "Only a Few". In 2011, he appeared on Jeezy’s long-awaited Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition album, on a song called “Higher Learning.” His debut single “Irene” features Maybach Music’s Wale, production by Grand Hustle record producer C-Gutta and co-written by actor Omar Epps.
Voice and songwritingEdit
The in-house disc jockey of Grand Hustle, DJ MLK, has described Sium as "sound[ing] like a young Maxwell." In 2012, American radio show host and internet celebrity B. Scott, wrote in a review that he "sounds a bit like Maxwell meets Van Hunt". Also in 2012, after the release of a song titled "Irene", from Sium's mixtape of the same name, grownfolksmusic.com wrote "Mitchelle’l already has a smooth, soulful vibe going that is reminiscent of artists like Maxwell and Robin Thicke and works just fine without a guest rapper. Hopefully there are more sensual, smoothed-out tracks like this one coming down the line from Mitchelle’l."
Mitchelle’l grew up listening to and was deeply inspired by the kings of soul music, including Marvin Gaye, Al Green and Otis Redding. He later gravitated towards more contemporary R&B offerings from R. Kelly, Jodeci and D’Angelo. As he began to create music, he incorporated the elements that had inspired him from a musical sense along with the things he experienced in the world around him.
(with DJ Green Lantern)
Singles as featured artistEdit
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Picture Me Swangin"
(De'Lorean featuring Mitchelle'l)
|"Collect Calls"||2008||T.I.||Paper Trail|
|"Da A"||2010||Big Kuntry King||Cocaine 2|
|"Dats My Dawg"|
|"Right Now"||8Ball & MJG||Ten Toes Down|
|"Billy (Truth Be Told)"|
|"So Much Money (Remix)"||8Ball & MJG, Yo Gotti||N/A|
|"How Life Changed"||T.I., Scarface||No Mercy|
|"Feet Don't Fail Me Now"||2011||Spodee, B.o.B, T.I.||No Pressure|
|"Wanna Blow"||Big Kuntry King||Everything Big|
|"Follow Me Home"||Big Kuntry King, C-Gutta|
|"Higher Learning"||Young Jeezy, Devin the Dude, Snoop Dogg||TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition|
|"La Folie Des Grandeurs"||2012||Gizo Evoracci||Overdose|
|"Intro"||2013||T.I.||G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die)|
|"Love to Hate Me"||2014||Doe B, Big Kuntry King, T.I.||DOAT 3 (Definition of a Trapper)|
|"Puttin In Work"||Doe B, Trae tha Truth, Young Dro, 5Mics, Yung Booke||G.D.O.D. II|
|"Picture Me Swangin (Remix)"||2015||De'Lorean, Slim Thug, Lil Keke, Paul Wall||Look Alive|
- "Picture Me Swangin (feat. Juicy J & Danny Brown) - Single by De'Lorean". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
- Jeffries, David. "TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition – Young Jeezy > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
- Vasquez, Andres (May 7, 2013). "Hustle Gang "G.D.O.D." Download & Mixtape Stream". HipHop DX. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- "DOAT 3 (Definition of a Trapper) [Deluxe Version] by Doe B". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- "Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D. II // Free Mixtape". DatPiff. Idle Media Inc. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2014-09-21.