Ghetto the Bourgie the Family & the Fusion
Upon first hearing Swaan's latest release, The Ghetto, The Bourgie, The Family, And The Fusion, one wonders if he is a wise sage, an enigmatic (circa 70's) performer, a thought provoking poet, or an imaginative artist whose material echoes musical 'glory days' long past. His musical journey has been multi-faceted, and his 'adult' debut, it is all of the above...and then some. With musical influences ranging from Curtis Mayfield to Tupac Shakur, Swaan delivers a definitive volcanic eruption with his self-named 'different kind of rap' stylings. Swaan has already amassed significant critical acclaim both locally and in the regional music marketplace. Much like himself, his style is highly original, poetic and message-bearing; yet does not suffer from 'over-preachiness'. At times his music is dark and introspective; yet it is interspersed with humor as well as humility and kissed with a heavy dose of musical genius for good measure. This prolific singer/songwriter creates and performs with great ease and extremely high energy. As a result, his intelligent and imaginative song-styling and delivery immediately distance Swaan from the large pack of 'rap clones'. As important as his ever-increasing and loyal following is Swaan's reverence to the music of the past - as he states, 'music then was real'. His wholesome, familial musical roots (his family includes artists and aficionados of gospel, R&B and jazz) yields a conviction and ability to shed light on his generation's accomplishments & failings while also providing a bedrock of support and empathy for the coming generations. CHECKOUT 'MOON CITY' RIGHT HERE JUST CLICK THE LINK.. IT'S THE BEST RNB ALBUM TO COME OUT IN YEARS!!!!!!!