Since leaving Def Jam and Epic Records with his 2016 hit single “Pull Up“, Swift (aka Young Swift) has accomplished a lot as an independent artist. With notable collaborations with artists like Quavo, Yung Joc, Young Jeezy & Jim Jones, August Alsina and many more, the Atlanta transplant by way of Durham, North Carolina hasn’t slowed his momentum. Today (11.27.2018), Swift releases Worth The Wait, the full-length follow-up to 2017’s For What It’s Worth. Serving as the second installment in the rapper’s “Worth” series, Worth The Wait features fellow North Carolina natives Phocuz, Loverboy Vo, and more.
“2018 was quite the year for me with a lot of challenges. I waited patiently to drop a body of work and it’s finally here. It was definitely worth the wait.” –Swift
Swift’s fusion of quick-witted raps and soulful melodies first spawned his smash hit “Pull Up”. The Atlanta transplant saw local success in his hometown of Durham, North Carolina as a part of groups. It wasn’t until Swift relocated to Atlanta and embarked on a solo career that he was able to build his own fanbase. Swift’s unique blend of old school hip-hop with a new school spin helped him stand out. Swift was eventually afforded the opportunity to work with notable artists such as 9th Wonder, Don Cannon, Drumma Boy, Maestro, No I.D, Shawty Redd, Sunny Digital, Gorilla Zoe, DJ Nando, Brian Dawson and many more.
In 2010, Swift released a mixtape called 2010; and in early 2011, another called Guns & Roses, which featured guests J. Holiday, Rocko, Slick Pulla and Yung Joc. Soon after, Swift released his independent project, The Yellow Tape.
As Swift’s buzz in Atlanta grew, his music caught the attention of Grammy award-winning artist Akon, which lead to Swift’s deal with Kon Live Distribution. In February 2012, Swift was picked up by Def Jam Records and signed his second major deal before going on to feature on Epic recording artist Cash Out’s hit single “Turn Up”. Swift`s first single “I Like” featuring Young Jeezy also enjoyed commercial success. In December 2012, Swift released the smash mixtape, M.D.M.I. (Major Deal, Minor Issues). Now, the former Def Jam and Epic Records signee steps out independently to make his comeback, positioning his brand for more commercial success.
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