Sy Smith doesn't exactly identify as LGB or T but she's definitely one of our best allies. When it comes to independent soul artists it doesn't get much better than Sy Smith. She's been working the independent music scene in Los Angeles for years and has backed up such musical heavyweights as Whitney Houston,Usher,and Macy Gray just to name a few.
For the past four seasons Smith has been seen as a back-up vocalist on American Idol. Fans of the Showtime series Soul Food also grooved to Smith's smooth vocals on the theme song which she sang along with legendary artist Al Green.
I had the pleasure of working with her on a short film called Black Rose in L.A. in 2003 and she is just as beautiful as the music she creates.
Her new album Conflict contains the catchy mid-tempo track "Spies" that also appears on the Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom Soundtrack.
Smith and the boys from Noah's Arc have filmed a cute video at ground zero for black gay nightlife in L.A., Jewel's Catch-0ne, affectionately called "The Catch".
Get into Sy Smith and the video below.