Oakland’s own, Sway Calloway is synonymous with Hip Hop. F that. Sway Calloway is Hip Hop. His resume is impeccable: MC (check this video from 1990!), radio personnality, MTV News reporter and producer : he did it all. During his journey Sway has forever carried the torch of Hip-Hop inspiring a generation of writers (like me) to come correct when representing OUR culture. No editing, just real talk.
I’ve met him in Rotterdam, Holland this late April during NewSkoolRules’s Hip-Hop conference . I had the great honor to talk with this intelligent (and humble) brother about his work and his point of view on Hip-Hop. Class In session.
In this first part we talked about his input on the Saïgon project, I respectfully let him know how I felt about him inviting Amber Rose on the RapFix couch and @ 3:10 he gave me his clever and well thought answer, @9:00 we talk about Jay-Z and rock fans vs rap fans.
In this second part we talked about Hip-Hop medias as Worldstar, Allhiphop.com, Nahright.com,balance in Hip-Hop, @7:15 the message in rap shifting from the struggle to the flossing, the responsability of the fans, how Kanye’s « Jesus Walk’ was a christian rap and many more subjects.