Fri, 7 June 2013
Tune in as DJ Wade-O talks with R-Swift about his new album "Apply Pressure", life after Cross Movement Records, the evolution of Rhyme Council, moving from Philly to Atlanta and much more.
- On The Past 2-3 years: "A lot of people been saying its been a while since I dropped an album. But if you look a little closer, I have been on a lot of features the past few years."
- On the move from Philadelphia to Atlanta: "Tranistion can be hard period. But its been good. me and wife have been streched in so many ways since we've down to Atlanta....we've been growing. Growing a whole lot."
- On his new album 'Apply Pressure': "The goal of this album is to apply a social pressure to people and make them look at things differently."
- On leaving Cross Movement: "Out of respect for the legacy and the brand, there were certain things that I didn't say when I was with Cross Movement. Now that I'm indie, I'm just going to say whatever I want to say and if people love it, they love it, if not, they don't."
- On being indie now: "Not everyone that is in your corner is in your corner...I don't mind going thru the storm if I know why I'm going thru it."
- On Cross Movement's Legacy: "Because of what these dudes built, I can ask for honorariums"
- On J.R.'s Talent: "He is a genius mind. We have not seen 1/10th of what he can cook up."
- On the Evolution of Rhyme Council's Roster: "There's people that left, there's people that came. There's people that left again. I'm not going to stop until we get that thing right."
- On the Underdog Experience with Social Club: Your never too small. God can use us to do great things no matter what your resources say. We plan to have fun and give a really really good show."
- On being a veteran in CHH: "Sometimes when you be in this thing for too long. You wind up getting tainted."
You can stream or download the interview below:
In our interview, we spoke with R-Swift about:
- (1:20) - What R-Swift has been up to the past 3-4 years.
- (2:45) - The concept of R-Swift's New Album 'Apply Pressure'
- (4:40) - The issues R-Swift address on 'Apply Pressure.'
- (6:50) - Life After Cross Movement
- (10:30) - Thoughts on Cross Movement's Legacy and their Tribute being postponed.
- (13:45) - Features on 'Apply Pressure'
- (16:30) - The Evolution of Rhyme Council
- (20:55) - The Current Rhyme Council Roster
- (22:00) - The Underdog Experience Tour with Social Club
- (23:15) - The State of Christian Hip Hop
- (28:12) - How he linked up with Social Club
- (31:45) - Books that have blessed R-Swift
- (33:42) - Apply Pressure in stores June 22