Swing

Real Name:
Richard Silva II
Profile:
Swing was born on the 17th Sept. 1969 in the United States of America and was brought up in Brooklyn, New York. Swings full name is Richard Anthony Silva. He has spent a couple of years in the West Indies and Panama. He came to Sweden in 1991 and ever since then Swing has divided his time between New York and Stockholm.

The music style Swing is doing now is far from what Swing was doing in New York in the mid eighties. At that time he was doing pure hip hop. He spent a couple of years struggling on the New York music scene before he was called in for a Swedish project called TimeBomb. TimeBomb was a constallation of producers Christian "Falcon" Falk, Ayodele "Ski" Shekoni and Swing himself. In his spare time Swing spends a lot of time in travelling, clubbing and of course rapping.

In 1992 Swing met dr. alban who was just about to start his own label, dr.records, and looked for new talents. Swing was signed and teamed up with the group Amadin. The first single of Amadin featuring Swing, "Alrabaiye" (Take Me Up), was released in 1993. "Alrabaiye" went up on several radio- and clubcharts in Europe and Australia. In Canada it reached number 9 on the national clubchart and it was also a big clubhit in the states.

After having worked on several different projects Swing has decided to work on his own for a while.
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Swing Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

JOY7152LP Swing - Move Your Body album art Swing Move Your Body(12") Joy Records (5) JOY7152LP US 1992 Sell This Version
Swing - Alrabaiye (Take Me Up) album art Amadin Featuring Swing Amadin Featuring Swing - Alrabaiye (Take Me Up) (Single) Dr. Records, Dr. Records Australia 1993 Sell This Version
KD-51233 Swing - Take Me Up / The Ambient Remixes Of "Paris" album art Amadin Featuring Swing / Malcolm McLaren Amadin Featuring Swing / Malcolm McLaren - Take Me Up / The Ambient Remixes Of "Paris"(12", Promo) Ariola KD-51233 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Swing - Sweet Dreams album art Swing Sweet Dreams (Maxi, Single) Cheiron Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
Swing - Don't Break My Heart album art Blacknuss Featuring David's Daughters, Mic Mulee, ADL & Swing Blacknuss Featuring David's Daughters, Mic Mulee, ADL & Swing - Don't Break My Heart (Maxi) Superstudio Orange, Superstudio Orange Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
3984 26503-2 Swing - I Was Lucky '99 album art So What Feat. Swing So What Feat. Swing - I Was Lucky '99(CD, Maxi) WEA 3984 26503-2 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
012 156 258-2 Swing - On My Momma ! album art True Enuff Featuring Swing & Big Huss True Enuff Featuring Swing & Big Huss - On My Momma !(CD, Maxi) Universal Records 012 156 258-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
PHR-001 Swing - Push On Em" album art Swing Featuring Styles P Swing Featuring Styles P - Push On Em"(12") Play Hard Records (2) PHR-001 US Unknown Sell This Version

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