Born and raised in Southern California, SwizZz is not your stereotypical MC. Through his music, SwizZz reveals a wide range of experiences, much of which he credits to his biracial background. He is not, nor does he claim to be, a “thug” or a “gangsta”, but prides himself on being able to reach the masses by being honest about his confrontations with life’s challenges. It is not always glamorous or positive, but you can count on SwizZz being true to himself.
After high school SwizZz got accepted into the University of California at Irvine, but after two years he has decided put his education on hold in order to pursue a career in music. He was having a hard time figuring out what he wanted to major in, and because he couldn’t find anything he was passionate about in school, he didn’t want to continue down a path in which he was not going to put forth 100% of his effort. SwizZz strives for perfection, and quite frankly, mediocrity is not an option.
Since dropping out of college SwizZz has been in the studio, grinding away at his music. While working on all elements of his craft from songwriting and storytelling, to his physical fitness and image, he has also accompanied FV label-mate Hopsin on over 60 shows around the world this year alone. Some folks have described his style as “real”, “raw”, “loony”, “creative”, “insightful”, and “authentic”. But however you want to describe him, he is a unique talent.
SwizZz is inspired by all type of music, from hip-hop and alternative rock, to trance and R&B. If you got a hold of his iPod, then you would find Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, 2pac, Eminem, DMX, 50 cent, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, and Circa Survive just to name a few of the many artists that he is a fan of.
A pivotal player in the Funk Volume movement, he plans to help us usher in a whole new era of music and develop up-and-coming artists.