Swing

Swing

BandHip Hop

Swing's music is a blend of many different nuances of Hip-Hop. From the smooth collaboration he did with Norah Jones on the hit song "Angels" to the more club ready song he did with Young Boss entitled "Hot Music". It's no surprise that he is gaining worldwide notoriety withing the hip-hop world

Biography

Hip-Hop has long been a forum for expression and art that very few people have executed correctly. The ability to express emotions, thoughts and events both fictional and factual through a collage of lyrics is not a gift granted to everyone. The art of rhyme has become an avenue for monetary gain and many individuals who lack the gift have come forward in an effort to increase their social status. These individuals are soon broken down physically and mentally when their hunt for cheese leads them into a field of rat traps. Some individuals that lack the gift get lucky enough to reap the games benefits momentarily. Since only a true love for the art will help you through it's many obstacles and pitfalls these individuals soon become casualties of war. Sadly their success becomes short-lived and obsolete. True MC's find gratification in the execution of their talent and do not need success to roam in the field of mines. They do it willingly and with pride. One of these MC's goes by the name of Swing a.k.a. The Devils Advocate.

Jose Santiago a.k.a. Swing was born and raised in Perth Amboy, NJ. He began his quest for lyrical supremacy in the early 90's. Hip-Hop was in its glory days with such artist as Nas, Biggie and Jay-Z releasing their freshman albums. In his wreckless travels he was introduced to his producer and life long friend Keman Bell a.k.a. Theory. Together they formed their first group which was entitled "Oursin Ave". After a year the group split except for Theory and Swing which then called themselves P.H.D. (Poor Hungry Dirty). The group recorded their first album entitled Poor Hungry Dirty in 1996. They began doing shows in New Jersey, New York and Long Island regularly. The group made a quick name for themselves and started selling CD's hand to hand. PHD also cut a record with recording artist K-Banger in the late 90's who is now signed to Shaman Work Recordings. The song was entitled "The Article" and can be found on K-Bangers freshman album.

In the early 2000’s P.H.D. Started experiencing growing pains, both financially and artistically. It was at this time that Swing recorded his first solo album entitled “Reality”. It featured such local acts such as "ILL SOULS", "James Watts", "Theory", "John Brown" and radio personality "BIG BONE". Most of the production on the album was done by Theory for Silent Assassin Enterprises. It was at this time Swing began running with close friend and radio personality Benito Torres a.k.a. "Big Bone". Big Bone is the founder of the Downlow Hip-Hop show on 90.3fm in central NJ and has been compared to the legendary Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. DJ Cucumberslice. Together they began distributing Swing's material at every NJ and NY venue they could. While flooding the streets with freshman album Swing recorded his sophomore album "Pain is Progress". With his second album Swing began doing such venues as Remote Lounge, Don Hills Nightclub, Pyramid Nightclub, The Colosseum, 88 keys, Vibe Lounge, The Court Tavern, Studio 9, Harbortown Tavern, Brokers, Hummers and too many more to mention. He did many college radio interviews promoting his material. He received honorable mention in the Newspaper multiple times mentioning upcoming shows that he was to perform at. One show in particular was the Unity Show that promoted peace within the hip-hop community. He recorded a freestyle entitled "The Amboy Anthem" that later became his first video. It was directed by Theory for Silent Assassin Enterprises. At this time Swing was ready to film his second video and linked up with Director Jason Hill a.k.a. Truth (R.I.P.). Truth was a promoter as well as a director and started pushing Swings material to a broader audience. As Truth gained more confidence in Swing his venues became larger and larger and so did his following.

Swing is currently in the process of recording his latest work of art entitled "Devils Advocate". This album has features such as "Fo Onassis" (Replay, Girls Gon Wild), "Young Boss a.k.a. David Valentine"(Pitbull, Joe Buddens, Trina),"Terell"(Hi-Five, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston), "Universol"(Hub City Hip-Hop), "Shak" of Blood Cuzinz, "Mystique" and "Theory". With producers such as Lynx (Produced Shooting Star for Young Boss which aired on Hot 97), Ricky Mendosa (Bel Biv Devoe), DJ Absurd (Killah Preist, Afu Rah), Theory, and Nemesis it is no surprise this will be a hit album. The title describes the mix of rock and hip-hop that the album will portray as well as Swing's darker image.

Lyrics

Girls On The Bar Feat. Fo Onassis

Written By: J. Santiago and A. Ramirez

(1st Verse)
Now she's a real special lady/ dippin low in her mercedes
From the malls we ballin out/ like we was going crazy/ I mean
Baby she got back/ tender like a short stack of ribs
With brown sugar/ tell me what it is
I mean it's real up in this field/ but she be on that bar
Dippin low/ dip dippin hard/ like she just got no regards
Lets/ get it perculating/ there aint no purpose in waiting
Get that patron popped/ I wanna see your body rock

(Hook)
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar

(2nd Verse)
Now if I close my eyes forever/ It be her that I remmember
She's the sexiest thing ever/ Until something comes that's better
I repeat I want a freak/ lifts her skirt so we can peak
Like we all watchin a movie scene/ she wilds out just to be scene
Dancing like a dance machine/ that girl there's the dancing queen
She likes it/ She likes it/ she's hot but never wife it
She wants it/ she wants it/ I might just bounce with something
Her friend no longer frontin/ now she's up there also stuntin

(Hook)
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar

(3rd Verse)
She got her stunnah Shades/ Gucci bra/ baby she a star
Patron bottle sippin while she be dippin on that bar
She wanna ride wit me playa/ she's riding like a car
I take my time when I see her like/ you know who I are
Now baby dip for me dip/ Louie V. up on your hips
Vicki shorts on your waste/ I'm just trying to get a taste
Of that/ That sweet cake/ throw it in my face
Like you throw on your Loubotons with the red paint

(Hook)
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar
I want that girl that's on the bar
She's dancing on the bar

Night at the Opera Feat. Shak

Written By: J. Santiago and S. Price

[Intro]
So what cha/ so what cha / so what cha want!

[1st Verse]
Mommy I'm lovin da way you killin da dolce
Rolling up heavy in your brand porshe
Come be my wife and I will never divorce ya
Cus your my cutie pie/ I just wanna floss ya
They way you struttin yo ass/ da shit is torture
You got me lovin yo style/ versace couture
These other chickens is mad/ they wanna scorch ya
They wanna torch whatever ya man bought ya
They so devilish and mean when they taunt ya
Because you glisten and you gleam wit no water
If you was fatherless then Swing would adopt cha
But your a superstar laying on/ my doppler
And when you speak your teeth look so proper
Wit rubber bands on your hands like cyndi lauper
She likes tiffany bracelets and opera
She likes rappers and actors with oscars

[Hook] x 2
A night at the opera be - So extravagant
It's Shak and Swing - And He's
Devils Advocate - Me - I'm so Arrogant
Hennessy - Weed and Acid Trips
We partying like Aerosmith

[2nd Verse]
Back on my grind/ My nigga/ Back on my killah shit
I'm never waitin in line/ don't be ridiculous
My squad is looking so heavy/ we looking hideous
How you don't fuck on the first date/ be serious
I only fuck on the first date. Period.
That's why I'm always on point. Like a pyramid
And I'm at war with the gods like I'm the iliad
But I'm a dumb it down/ for all of you idiots
For all the kids poppin pills they delerious
They like swing/ that duuude is mysterious
He's so ruuuuude/ that I hope he get syphyillus
So when I see em I'm a flick em with my cigarette
He so out of style and wild vinegrette
He's so lower east side/ I'm not feeling him
I'd rather be up in the vill with chamile an em
Smoking a dutch and sippin a pack a killians

[Hook] x 2
A night at the opera be - So extravagant
It's Shak and Swing - And He's
Devils Advocate - Me - I'm so Arrogant
Hennessy - Weed and Acid Trips
We partying like Aerosmith

[3rd Verse]
Its like the periodical chart of contents
what I'm a hit you wit I'll leave you unconcious
I'll hit you hard and put a end to all your nonsense
thought I told you earlier pain equals progress
Now holla back if you feel I'm prophet
But don't holla back if you comin out the closet
Unless your beautiful and luuuv going topless
Then we can go and spend the night at da foxtons
Rent the box and squat while we watch boxin
I wanna see if your panties are all cotton
I kinda like when you be wearing your stockings
I wanna see if you skeetin just like a fountain
And I"m in luuuuv with your baby back mountains
The way you grippin the bedpost and shouting
The way you drippin your lips/ when you be pouting
The way your bubblebooty be jumpin and bouncing

[Hook] x 2
A night at the opera be - So extravagant
It's Shak and Swing - And He's
Devils Advocate - Me - I'm so Arrogant
Hennessy - Weed and Acid Trips
We partying like Aerosmith

[Outro]
Go, Go, Go, Go
Go, Go, Go, Go
Go, Go, Go, Go

Crack

Written By: J. Santiago

[1st verse]
Get your vest (get your vest) get your pump (get your pump)
let the city know we comin to thump (yea)
It's My world/ you a squirrel/ I'm a nut (I'm a nut)
So what cha want/ what cha what cha what cha want (what cha want)
Yea/ Is it the crack cocaine
Or you killen em harder with sum smack up in your veins (in your veins)(yea)
I just relax on the train/ And explain my life
As it's written on the page (on the page)
Yes lord I am ready to absorb
All your pain and your suffering it makes me strong (me strong)
(Yes) And it makes me tall/ I am god as an MC/ 10 years long
So you should fear my lyrical spears (Yea)
I'm gonna chuck em when I see you queers
And I will steer you far from hooplar and the retards
that's been living in your ears

[Hook]
That's crack/ That's crack/ That's killah/ That's killah
That's crack/ That's crack/ My nigga/ My nigga
(Repeat x 1)

[2nd Verse]
I'm from the eastside
NJ 0 8 double 861 not seaside
You niggaz is sea sick trying to see mines
I'll hit you wit a few lumps like it's tea time
I never recline/ I'm desolate by design
And sweet to the sour like a key lime
So rewind selecta/ rewind for they mind one time
as they meet the Don chetta (chetta)
The chonclettas/ The go ghettas
The rosay Moe sippers/ yes I'm on my grind (on my grind)
I mean yes I feel obliged
To father you MC's even if you not mine (not mine)
I see you snakes in the trees and the grass and the bushes
Like rockwell said/ they watch me (watch me)
Well They better watch tv/ Cus if they plottin on me
Then we poppin in threes

[Hook]
That's crack/ That's crack/ That's killah/ That's killah
That's crack/ That's crack/ My nigga/ My nigga
(Repeat x 1)

[3rd Verse]
Don't call me a rockstar/ I don't wanna be a part
Of your blah blah blars [bla blars]
Na/ I'd rather hit up a manage wit bone
the barritone/ in the back of my garage (my garage)
Yup/ These rappers are garbage
Do you ever pay attention to they chains and their cars (and their cars)
I'm with a dame in a bar
Playing my/ air guitar next to pat benetar [benetar]
And I'm a Pay my regards to the night
Cus my rights staying heavy like Jay Ceasars [Ceasars]
Hold on/ got a page/ Got a ticket from a bitch ass midget
in a blue cop car (cop car)
Na/ Will you ever get far
Will you live real soft/ If you die real hard (real hard)
Tell me now/ Do you beleive in your god
To ressurect your spirit when they pull your card [your card]

[Hook]
That's crack/ That's crack/ That's killah/ That's killah
That's crack/ That's crack/ My nigga/ My nigga
(Repeat x 1)

Discography

Devils Advocate - Release in October 2008
Pain Is Progress - 2006
Operation Terror - 2005
Reality - 2004
Phd - The Hungry Years - 2000

Set List

My show set is typically between 10 to 20 Minutes and differs according to what the Venue prefers and what songs would work with that particular crowd.