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:: Young Swift :: September 2009
The Future of Hip Hop Swift
He is a rarity in the mega-realm of hip-hop. Along with his
commanding presence on the stage, Swift delivers his
quick-witted lyrics like a seasoned professional. His upbeat tempos generate club-bangers
like "Slow Motion Cool Dude," “Use To That,” and he hits hard with true hip-hop style like
Since entering the game, Swift, in a short time, has
already been where most new artists would work for years to be. He has
opened for major mainstream artists such as DJ Unk, Ludacris, Ne- Yo, Lloyd and Monica.
He has performed at some of the hottest clubs on the east coast including
T.I's Club Crucial in Atlanta. Swift is one of a few unsigned artists that has had several of his songs played on mainstream radio and one of the few first unsigned artist to have his music (“Cool Dude”) played in regular rotation on
Along with these major milestones,
thanks to social networks such as Facebook and Myspace, Swift
has become a virtual online success. In less than three months Swift
has had nearly 20,000 plays; his single "Cool Dude" over 7,000 alone
in less than a month at its debut.
Much of his present and future success is in part due to a
slew of positive mentors. Swift has worked with many big names
throughout his budding career, renowned producers 9th Wonder, Maestro and Shawty Redd. The relationships have led to collaboration on Swift's tracks "Celebrate”, and
“In the Way.”
At 19 years old, Swift is
already a force to be reckoned with. With thousands of fans,
management guidance, and mainstream producers and artists all paying
close attention, he is definitely on his way to becoming a superstar!
"Experiencing the feeling of performing before live
audiences and the much love I've gotten from the people, I feel
blessed to have been able to go inside myself and find something good
to give. I want to stay here because I want to influence as many
people as possible through my music to do the same—look inside and
find the best of yourself; follow your dreams and keep your head up!"