DRIP DROPS of HIP-HOP from CHATTANOOGA
By Sammy Lowdermilk
Swayyvo has been on a major wave lately. From his single, 'Zone,' being featured in NBA highlight reels of both Lebron James & James Harden, a local Chattanooga credit union spotlighting him in a commercial, to dope visuals and tracks dropping left and right. If you've been paying attention, Swayyvo has progressed significantly as an artist, which was the motivation behind dropping this latest project, "I haven’t dropped a project in three years so it’s been time. I wanna show how much I’ve grown. I also am beginning to create my own avenue and carve my own place in the industry. Something real but different."
"Yea it’s like I got something for your Trunk and then something for your Therapy. I’m a 90's baby from Chatt. So that’s what I’m talking about pretty much the whole time."
This new drop, 'Trunk Therapy,' is a 7-track project featuring a couple of singles that have dropped over the past few months- 'Sho Nuff' and 'Bout Dat' - the latter being his latest visual featuring YGTUT. In regards to the creativity behind the project, Swayyvo gives us some insight, "Yea it’s like I got something for your Trunk and then something for your Therapy. I’m a 90's baby from Chatt. So that’s what I’m talking about pretty much the whole time."
Swayyvo also has a few favorites on the project, "''Beeum' because I layered it 20 times in the back and it took a lot. I love the vibe. Then 'Stay Down' because of how it happened. I took “Set” produced by J White and slowed it down. Made another song then had my boi Wiley put keys on it. Then put sax on it.... it’s crazy.... then 'Numb'. It’s produced by Tiggi aka (Ktoven) and the flows and rhyme schemes are STUPID."
Don't let this 7-track project fool you as something small because Swayyvo has some heavy hitters working on this project with him. Beyond the obvious feature with YGTUT, Swayyvo brings some impressive production to the project with Tiggi, Anthony Wiley, and J White. Eric Cromartie, creator and manager of The Flock, puts his magic touch on the project. He also adds the soulful Elijah Daxx, another Flock artist, singing some vocals on 'It's Written.' Credit for the cover art he gives to Vanessa Krauss, Khaos Waddell, and Nate Giordano. It's going to be an impressive project from top to bottom.
"Bout Dat" - Swayyvo featuring YGTUT, YouTube
The growth of Swayyvo has been an impressive one. Whether it's listening to him work his magic on the saxophone or listening to his soulful, scratchy voice on the 'Heaven on Earth' remix; Swayyvo has come into his own and is a formidable force of rapping, singing, producing, and even acting! (Check out the TVFCU commercial HERE.) This year looks to be a big one for Swayyvo and he's ready to flex, "I’m finna raise the bar...continuously...all year. Every year...on ME." Be on the lookout for 'Trunk Therapy' on April 12th!
"Heaven on Earth Remix" - Summer Dregs x Swayyvo x Johnny Balik, YouTube
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