Migos stops by Sway In The Morning on the brink of their new album release Culture. The trio speaks with Sway Calloway as the industry vet gave them props for leading the new rap culture, and sticking together for so many years.
Since their mentioned by Atlanta‘s Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino at the 2017 Golden Globes during his win, Migos’ “Bad And Boujee” charted at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 spot with a 240% spike in sales, literally within 24-48 hours.
During the interview, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset capped off a freestyle with only later being surprised by legendary actor Laurence Fishburne.
In addition to the replacement, the request also states that the Preshow should include Rae Sremmurd, Gucci, Goodie Mob, Ludacris and Young Jeezy, Young Thug needs to sing “Guwop Home”, the official anthem of Atlanta, Andre 3000 should sing the national anthem with Erykah Badu. By sing, they mean hit Donald Trump with a FIRE 64 bars. Lastly, the halftime should be Migos killing “Bad and Boujee,” Future with “March Madness”, then Outkast comes out and does an AQUEMINI sampler and then they end it with Bun B and Jay Z doing “Big Pimpin.”
This week marked the 20th anniversary of the untimely passing of hip-hop culture icon TuPac Shakur. In the video below, radio host Sway Calloway, who did one of the final interviews with TuPac remembers the day Pac passed and talks his struggle with not being able to listen to his final interview with the legendary rapper.
Recently in Harlem, NYC, Reebok Classic visited the famed Rucker Park for the Entertainment Basketball Classic to launch the Question Mid EBC and A5 sneakers as part of the iconic Question Mid’s 20th anniversary this year.
The one and only Cam’ron was on site to support the Question Mid EBC, which was inspired by Allen Iverson’s first appearance at Rucker Park in 1996. Jadakiss was also on-site supporting the new Question Mid A5 sneaker, which was inspired by the original Answer V sneaker in 2001 where Jadakiss starred in the now famous Reebok commercial in 2001 when he rapped alongside Allen Iverson. Jahlil Beats as well as Sway Calloway were also on-site to support the Question Mid launches.
Cam’ron and Jadakiss met with a heated throng of fans on site and watched the All-Star EBC game from the sidelines where one team wore the Question Mid A5 and the other wore the EBC style for a true head-to-head match up.
The Question Mid EBC launches today at retailers nationwide and the Question Mid A5 will launch next Friday, August 15th.
QUESTION MID EBC:
Like many basketball legends starting out in their careers, Allen Iverson visited the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem, New York City to play an exhibition game. A week before being selected as the #1 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, Iverson went to Rucker Park on a hot summer night in June 18th, 1996 for the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic (EBC) and brought his electrifying mastery of the court to life to a crowd of fans that overflowed the park. Largely credited with introducing his version of street ball to the larger basketball community, Iverson wowed everyone with his bombastic, unapologetic style of play that he would hone throughout his career.
To commemorate Iverson’s historic appearance at Rucker Park, Reebok Classic teamed up with the EBC program’s founder Greg Marius for the Reebok Question Mid EBC. The style pays homage to the color scheme that Iverson wore that evening, with an upper made of jersey mesh, gold suede and navy leather. The words “Standing Room Only” replaces the Question logo at the collar of each shoe, referencing the packed fans that night at Rucker Park.
The Reebok Question Mid EBC will be available for $139.99 on Friday, August 5th, at retailers including Reebok.com, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Finish Line and Champs.
QUESTION MID A5:
Allen Iverson, Jadakiss and Reebok have had a long and colorful history together. In 2001, the three parties came together to shoot a game-changing commercial for Iverson’s A5 sneaker launch that year. Shot entirely in black-and-white, Jadakiss penned an original song for the commercial, which showed Iverson displaying his infamous skills while Jadakiss rapped along in beat to Iverson’s performance, cementing Reebok as the first brand to truly fuse hip-hop with the sportswear industry.
To commemorate this historic moment, the Question Mid “A5” takes color inspiration from the OG A5 sneaker, with a sleek black leather and mesh upper accented by reflective grey piping and toe box. Hits of red adorn the sole with a distinctive red Question logo at the collar and a Roman numeral “V” logo at the heel.
The Reebok Question “A5” will be available for $139.99 on Friday, August 12th, at retailers including Reebok.com, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Finish Line and Champs.
St. Louis Superstar Doughboy aka K!ngDough is back and ready to unload the clip.
With the buzz building up around the new visuals like “Trap 24” the A Zae Production street banger and “Vibes” with FreeBandz artist Fortune, the rising rapper feels the world is ready.
Doughboy finally sets a March 7th date for his highly anticipated Sakrifices 2 Mixtape Hosted by Dj Victoriouz. The project features guest appearances from Lil Durk, Solo Lucci, and cult favorite Fiend.
With the mixtape right around the corner K!ndDough drops off the cover art and Mixtape trailer which features commentary from Sway & Heather B of Shade 45′s Sway In The Morning.
Just off the heels of announcing Slime Season 3 (Feb. 5th), Young Thug made a surprise visit to Sway In The Morning.
Now, for those that may not know, Thugger doesn’t participate in a lot of interviews. But the gender-driven artist decide to pay a visit to the trusted Hip Hop figure, Sway as he talks new music, fashion, Plies, Lil Wayne, Kanye (an “alleged” feature on SWISH & various work with West), The Game, Rich Homie Quan, family and so much more.
With Lyor Cohen and Amina in tow of 300 Entertainment, Young Thug was in the middle of debuting a new track called “F**K Cancer” inspired by rapper Boosie, but after a slight technical matter with the iPhone the track was never played.
Recently, music fans and basketball enthusiasts gathered for the JBL In Studio private screening of NBA All-Star Damian Lillard’s at new music video “Bigger Than Us” at the Harman Store (JBL’s parent company) in New York City.
Hosted by iconic radio personality and hip-hop journalist Miss Info, the invite-only event provided attendees with an exclusive opportunity to watch the video prior to its world premiere.
The Oakland-native Lillard ,stage-named “Dame Dolla”, was joined by his NBA teammates (Mason Plumlee, Allan Crabbe, C.J. McCollum and more) in celebrating the release of his debut music video. Also in attendance to view the release of the Lillard’s new video was hip-hop mainstay and gatekeeper Sway Calloway.
Inside the event, guest enjoyed custom cocktails and small bites while enjoying the sounds of DJ Wonder. Guests also enjoyed testing out the latest audio products from JBL, including the Pulse 2, and a meet and greet with Lillard.
DMV Native Jay IDK linked up with Sway Calloway of Sway In The Morning for Sway’s Freestyle Friday weekly series. Over Phantogram-produced beat, the up and coming rapper murdered a few bars right in front of OutKast‘s very own, Big Boi, which afterwards, Jay received some praise from the veteran ATL rap sensation, Sway and Heather B. for his rap style, and execution. It was flawless.
A New Riveting Film Sets Out To Spark Conversation About The Cycle of Policing and Violence in the Black Community
The Cycle, the latest film project from director Michael Marantz and his production company Already Alive, has officially been announced to be a part of the 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. Executive produced by Sway Calloway (MTV, “Sway in the Morning”) and his business partner Kelly Jackson (Overdeliver Entertainment), ‘The Cycle’ will premiere Friday, September 25th in Urbanworld’s shorts program and will be followed by a Q&A with the cast and producers.
The Cycle is a short narrative film that explores the themes of policing and profiling. With a run time just under 12 minutes, the film takes a spellbinding look at the complexities that surround socialized fear, emotional pain, and violence and their ability to create a ripple effect throughout the community.
“We are talking about the cycle. We are talking about things that happen in the past that keep on happening and why they keep on happening,” says director Michael Marantz. “For me a huge part of that is this emotion and this feeling of fear and what fear compels people to do.”
Previous to the upcoming premiere, The Cycle, hosted a screening with Donda’s House in Chicago this summer with hip-hop artist Rhymefest and community members and a Brooklyn screening with cast members and rapper Maino. Producers will announce a full tour later this fall and will make the film available to be used by organizations and colleges as a tool to drive community dialogue.
“Conversation and understanding is the ultimate goal, says executive producer Sway Calloway. “There is such a divide between law enforcement and people in the community, especially black folks. I felt that way 20 years ago, now 20 years later we are still fighting the same issues.”
The film will show at Urbanworld Film Festival during the Shorts Program #2 Friday, September 25th at 5:00pm at the AMC Empire 42nd Street Theatre located at 234 W. 42nd Street between 7th Ave and 8th Ave. Following the screening there will be a Q&A panel with executive producer Sway Calloway and cast members Ade Otukoya, Kali O’Campo, and Justin Rambert.
Producer of Kanye‘s massive hit track “All Day,” artist/producer and Coke Boy affiliate Velous explains how the birth of the track came to fruition. During the interview segment, the triple-threat also premiered an exclusive track from his upcoming album The Disco just for Sway and his listeners.
Congrats to Velous!
Big Pun‘s son Chris Rivers definitely has his dad’s chops when it comes to delivering great rap lyrics, style and versatility. Check it out below, as Pun’s own blood goes HAM over one of Velous’ produced tracks:
Over the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend in New York City, Sway Calloway got a chance to sit down with NBA legends Dominique Wilkins and Shawn Kemp to discuss the new Pump Kamikaze II from Reebok Classic.
Set to launch on March 13, 2015, the Pump Kamikaze II takes inspiration from the Pump Twilight Zone that was made famous by “The Human Highlight Film” Dominique Wilkins, and fuses it with Sonics “Reign Man” Shawn Kemp’s on court shoe of choice, the Kamikaze Mid II.
Head out to Finish Line on March 13th to pick up your pair of Pump Kamikaze II’s for $125.