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Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Hip Hop R&B




"Review: Anya - Pretty Color Bad News"

In a world that has been filled with all the Nicki Minaj hype and hoopla, and all the Barbie talk. A voice emerges from the underground to let it be known real artistry is still alive. With no gimmicks and no major industry cosign Anya brings her smooth voice along with heart pounding lyricism to show there still are some strong female emcees. Coming strong with her new project Pretty Color Bad News Anya shows she is just that, a sultry beautiful lyricist that is nothing to take lightly on the mic.
Kicking the mixtape off strong with “Battlefield” the intro track clearly shows everyone that Anya comes hard with her lyrics and is completely the real deal with no gimmicks, no mickey mouse lyrics. She brings just real rap to the table. Throughout Pretty Color Bad News Anya flexes her lyrical ability and her ability to adapt to any track as she shows by spiting over “John Wayne” featuring Lil Milez which is their version of Lil Wayne and Rick Ross’ “John” track. She jumps from that hardcore spitter to “Quickie” spitting over Miguel’s hit record showing she can have that sex appeal when needed.
Overall Anya put together a solid piece of work in which I feel showcased her abilities as far as lyrics and topic selection. Production wise beats were on point, Anya connected with local produces such as Kydd Jones, O.C Groceries, and E Jones. With all them working alongside Anya Pretty Color Bad News is a top notch project. - Fresh Prince of the ATX

""Lift Off""

Ms. @Anya_Smith is upsetting the setup in the world of the undressed, Anya comes through to redress Rap’s misconception of women & rhyming.

Her Mixtap Anya - Pretty Color Bad News Hosted by DJ Grip is sure to paint a new picture for anyone laboring under the illusion of what female emcees are bringing to the table, because it’s not all about booty-poppin, baguettes, and bullshit. - The Lyrically Driven One


- The Unkind Summer, 2012
- Pretty Color Bad News, 2011
- Features and Writing for other artists 2009-present



This is Anastasia (formerly known as "Anya"), the innovative Austin-based rap artist and vocalist known for pushing creative boundaries. 

In the six years since her debut project (Pretty Color Bad News - 2011), Anastasia has worked to design and define her own niche within modern music, releasing several well -received projects ("The Unkind Summer" - 2012; "CAKE" - 2016; "Kale & Yoga" - 2016; "Born To Love You" - 2017), earning the recognition and respect of media publications and listeners worldwide, and launching non-profit organization CAKE to empower women and girls through music ( 

Highlights include performances at "Sound on Sound Fest", headlining "Mayfest 2016" Hollins Women's University (Roanoke, VA), unofficial SXSW showcases, and opening spots for Scarface, Azizi Gibson, dead prez, GZA, Astonautilis, Fat Tony, and more. With her latest release, "Born To Love You," Anastasia has established a rich new sound, blending thoughtful lyrics with rich harmonies and raw energy.

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