Originally from the enchanting island of Chocolate City, Tortola, it was in the Virgin Gorda that she started her professional career, later settling in St. Croix, USVI. For the past twelve years she has been performing throughout the US and the Caribbean, opening for world renowned artists such as Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Toots & the Maytals, Sizzla, Luciano, Buju Banton, Marcia Griffith and Midnite, among others. In 2003 she released her first single, entitled “Haile Africa”, produced by Marcus “Young Blood” Mark of A.N.O.A. Studios in Virgin Gorda, followed by the #1 hit song “Give Jah the Praises”, produced and recorded by S.P.M. Records in St.
Croix. Her first full length album, “H.Y.P.O.C.R.I.C.Y.”, was released in July 2004, receiving excellent reviews. In 2005 she released another album, “New Dae”, produced and recorded by Ras L of Deep Hytes Studios in St. Croix.
Her latest album, “Freedom Sitee”, is due for release by Natural Vibes, LLC / Het-Heru Entertainment in August 1st 2006. In these days many artists who trod in the light of Rastafari are forsaking their teachings in order to become more “commercial”, but the masses are becoming more and more drawn to the positive and serious social comments ever present in Roots Reggae, the foundation. With all of her vocal power, enlightening and uplifting words and incredible rhythms, Sistah Joyce, the Gifted Empress, is indeed one of Roots Reggae’s most promising singers, and a force to be reckoned with. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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