Sway has proved himself to be the UK’s wittiest MC’ – Guardian ‘The wit and wisdom of Sway’s lyrics set him apart from other rappers’ – The Times ‘Sway is the purest specimen of Punk spirit in the UK today’ – NME ‘Sway is the future of Hip Hop’ – Chuck D.
Previous Mercury Prize nominee, MOBO and BET Award winner Sway has teamed up with seminal rapper Kano on his most recent offering ‘Still Sway & Kane’.
His highly anticipated forthcoming album ‘The Deliverance’ is set to be released this year following the success of his previous singles ‘Still Speedin’ and ‘Level Up’, which charted in the top-20 and top-10 respectively. Reuniting two of the most respected wordsmiths in the UK after they joined forces on the ‘Still Speedin’’ remix, ‘Still Sway & Kane’ is co-produced by Sway alongside Giorgio Tuinfort (David Guetta, Akon) and Fuller Refix.
The track also features and introduces Tigger Da Author, a singer-songwriter recently signed to Sway‘s Dcypha Productions label. Inspired by Sway’s favourite producer and rap legend, Dr Dre, ‘Still Sway & Kane’ samples the hip-hop classic ‘Still D.R.E’. After a chance meeting with Dre himself in London, Sway took it as a sign to complete the demo and release it as a promotional single, delivering an undeniably fresh and hard-hitting UK take on one of the most recognised songs in rap history.
Few UK artists can boast of being a genuine game changer, with a musical supremacy that comes from never resorting to anything less than brilliance. This summarises North London based Derek Safo aka Sway. Acclaimed for his complex lyrical style and witty social commentary and wordplay, Sway has been praised by everyone from The Times, NME and Radio 1 through to Lupe Fiasco & Ian Brown.
Not only is he renowned for setting the bar for clever and authentic musical artistry, but he is also widely respected for his business acumen as a previously independently funded and released artist.
To date Sway has released two consecutive benchmark UK rap albums ‘This is My Demo’ & ‘The Signature LP’, seven influential mix tapes, sold out shows across Europe, US and Africa and notched up collaborations with an impressive list of artists (e.g. Akon, Kaiser Chiefs, Madness and Childish Gambino). It’s no wonder Sway is continually cited by critics and media alike as playing a key role in the shaping of the UK Hip-Hop and Urban scene, much as fellow MOBO award winner Kano. Both are very much credited with helping set the blueprint that paved the way for breakthrough artists such as Tinchy Stryder, Wretch 32 and Tinie Tempah.
Kano also saw off an incredible 2012 where he was the face of the hugely successful Mercedes A Class commercial in addition to filming the much talked about second series of channel 4 show Top Boy.
Sway’s ‘Still Sway & Kane’ featuring Kano and Tigger will be released by 3 Beat/All Around The World Records on XXX, with album ‘The Deliverance set to follow in Spring 2013.
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