Dixie, ALABAMA, USA
Art on a pedestal, Swigg’s got all the measurables—for greatness—with his distinctive vocal style, timeless flow, and rhythmic verses on his Jae Franklin-featured track, For the Art.
We have a triple-layered classic, one that audibly time-travels to multiple musical eras. From the Anita Baker 'Angel' sample to the instrumentals that embody flavours from A Tribe Called Quest, the track title speaks for itself, and Swigg pays respect to a time when quality was the hottest craft in the game.
For the Art collides the worlds of cool cat percussion jazz, momentum-building bassline Hip Hop and Jae Franklin’s star-infused melody. Swigg brings laid-back vibes balanced with conscious lyricism.
“The main source of inspiration was the Anita Baker beat. My mom used to frequently listen to Anita Baker when I was a kid, and I was instantly drawn to the familiarity in the sample. I wanted to add a real Hip Hop throwback element to the song, and when I wrote the hook, I knew I needed a female vocalist to make it pop. That’s where Jae came in and laid down her flavour on the hook.” - Swigg
It’s easy to identify a bop from the first bpm round; the fingers get to naturally clicking, and the head starts swaying. The Talen Ted-produced instrumentals are enticing, encouraging body engagement to the beat, which is easily another indication of how infectious For the Art is.
“Talen Ted, out of Ontario, Canada, is a young producer that I found scrolling on BeatStars.com. I listened to a couple of his beats, but this one really stuck out because of the sample.” - Swigg
Creme De La Creme, Pt. 3, is Swigg’s latest album release; however, he has divulged that he has two new albums on the way. Keep an eye out for The Bae Tape and Ramen Noodle Weekend, coming to a streaming platform near you soon.