SSwayze is an emerging independent hip-hop artist who made his solo professional debut in 2020 with the album Freethrow. That record introduced a talented young emcee from the ATL with a laid-back flow and a taste for downtempo trap grooves. The southside rapper followed that debut with a self titled ten-song collection.
Over the last three years SSwayze has connected with hip-hop fans around the world via his popular YouTube channel and Soundcloud profile. His official music videos for tracks like “No, Thank You”, “ACTIN”, and “Telegram” have been streamed by thousands. On May 26 he will release his third EP Forgive Me in Advance.
“Can’t Tell Me Shit” is the latest single and video from Sswayze, available worldwide via all major streaming services. Piano arpeggios and ambient synths open the track over a chill trap groove. Sswayze steps to the mic in that psychedelic vibe and drops a chill freestyle about cars, women, and money.
Watch the “Can’t Tell Me Shit” video below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Sswayze about the track. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist.
8 Questions with Sswayze
Where are you from?
I’m from the Southside of Atlanta, GA. Near the airport.
How long have you been making music?
3 Years seriously. But I’ve been into music for as long as I can remember. I always knew this is what I wanted to do.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
My upcoming project Forgive Me In Advance is mainly a solo project. I may have one surprise feature but most of the music I make is solo just because I have so many different styles I’m basically a group or a feature within myself.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My biggest influences range from people like Chief Keef , Bobby Brown, Future & Young Thug. My mother always had music on when I was growing up, so I listened to a lot of old school music. Michael Jackson & Bobby Womack we’re on often.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
If I had to say it would be my mother honestly. Just growing up seeing how hardworking she was. And how she always made things happen if she wanted.
What inspired you to create this project?
The inspiration for Forgive Me In Advance was basically the phrase ask for forgiveness not permission. Just being honest and not asking, just doing.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
Continue to elevate and connect with my fans. I’m going to complete the trilogy Freethrow, Swayze, and Samething next year with the Samething album.
Tour more and just make great timeless music.
Is there anything more you like to say?
“Forgive Me In Advance Ep” coming May 26th
Follow my Instagram @8wayze