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Palm Beach, Florida, is famous for its sun and surf, but not necessarily its sounds. Especially when you think about hip-hop, the seemingly quaint beach town just doesn’t offer the color and conflict a serious lyricist needs to paint a vivid picture on wax. But that right there is where Ridah Redd says
you have it all wrong. “I was born down in Miami/Homestead, but I was raised right here in Palm Beach,” Redd begins. “I’ve been here like 14, 15 years. It’s a lot of trials and tribulations here, ya know? I don’t know how to explain it.”
Struggle is struggle – no matter if you’re trying to make it in Palm Beach, Philly or Paris. But Redd isn’t one of those cats to sit and mope about the things he doesn’t have. This determined 23-year-old would much rather get on his grizzle to attain the things he and his loved ones need. “I try to get in the studio as much as I can,” Redd goes, sounding like any hungry musician on the cusp of a breakout, “but most of the time, I’m not able to because I have to take care of personal problems with family and friends. I be home writing most of the time. I just be tryin’ to finish a song and stuff.”
It’s here where you’d expect Redd’s story to go south, right? Personal stresses get the best of dude. He loses focus with the pen. He starts down a road of crime. “Nah, I can’t let nothin’ stop me,” he continues. “There are a lot of obstacles that get in the way, but I don’t let that bother me. I love making music. I can’t even see myself doing anything else. I ain’t even gonna lie to you. It’s the only thing I’m really, really good at. I just feel like if I can keep workin’ at it, it’ll get me out the hood.”
This kid is serious about his craft and he’s gonna “just hustle, one way or the other” until everyone understands that. “I’ve had people come up to me and say they really like my album,” tells Redd, who’s currently released his mixture Remember Me along with his hit single “To The Core” Redd also is currently working hard on an EP and LP with Godfather Records. His single is in heavy rotation in Miami and overseas.
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Presently in hip hop, you must possess not only a unique talent, but diversity that can attract others outside of your market. Being influenced by two separate cultures can be beneficial, and newcomer will reap those benefits. Born in Bronx, NY and raised in Broward County, Florida, Swazy Styles has a bit of east coast influence complimented by the dominating style of the south, which gives him the diversity needed to add fuel to his fire.
Swazy Styles, born David Jamard Smith, discovered his lyrical talents after he began participating in freestyle battles on the lock in New York. It's a known fact that many stars were discovered that way in hip hop, as freestyle battles on the blocks of New York are legendary. Those scenes are where aspiring rappers find their artistry, and the same went for Swazy. As he grew as a rapper, he began to develop his individual style and incorporated his character into his lyrics. His delivery was animated, while still lyrical. Swazy outwitted many of the rappers he battled and people began to take notice. Once he realized that he had true potential, he started taking rapping seriously and created a home-based studio. He, along with a few of his childhood friends came together and formed a group called Amped Up. The group began booking shows and becoming highly requested, but after about 6 years, Swazy decided it was time to go solo. Swazy Styles continued to pursue his career in music after leaving New York and relocating to Florida. He created a buzz for himself and caught the attention of an independent label based out of Miami named VIP Music. The label then signed him, and has assisted in developing Swazy as an artist, and in capturing the attention of others in the area. Now having a foundation, and being inspired by the greats of our time, Swazy has set himself up in a good place to take off. During his continuous growth in his lyricism, Swazy has taken real life situations and applied them to his music, making him a force to be reckoned with in addition to his other many compliments. His goal is to take the Swazy Styles brand and music and bless the world. With the passion, diversity, and display of reality Swazy delivers in his music, its only a matter of time before this rising star solidifies his position in hip hop.NEW TRACK: "SOUNDS LIKE MONEY RMX" FT. RICK ROSS
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