This keen Hip-hop artist goes by many monikers including Godzilla, and Samurai Swish but the one that holds a high place to his audience is, Swish Da God.
Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Swish Da God exudes his panache as an African American rapper, songwriter, podcast host, and motivational speaker. As one of the faces for the LGBTQ community, he utilizes his influences in the art in order to push his messaging towards his audience.
His most recent single, “Flashy,” drips in charismatic swagger that is reminiscent of old school Hip-hop nostalgia. The buoyancy that emits from the captivating hook pays a nod to the great Ol’ Dirty Bastard, which is where the mesmerizing swing takes over your entire being.
In the punchy rhythms and slick cadences, Swish Da God takes a unique approach as he raps with finesse in order to get his messaging across. Being influenced by artists such as Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, you can hear the lyrical inspiration speaking into the verses he puts forth.
Using his abstract songwriting techniques in order to paint vivid imagery through his witty quips, Swish Da God embodies a certain effervesce in the way that he carries himself. Immersing us in the up-tempo liveliness that comes from his boisterous persona, Swish Da God manages to wash over his audience as he brings the sizzling vibes in his artistic talents.
As he adds his own sprinkle of pizazz to the melodies that he creates, Swish Da God seems to be conquering in his own respected field. “Flashy,” is nothing short of a track that we would put on for a night out with the crew. Be prepared to turn the volume up and lose yourself in this heater.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, SwishDaGod! Congratulations on the release of your latest single, “Flashy.” In your own words, what does this song mean to you and what are you hoping your listeners take away from it? Thank you guys and I’m happy to be here at BuzzMusic! The meaning behind my new single ‘Flashy’ is knowing that you are the main character, you are the moment, you are the fun & the excitement of everything in your life. What I hope listeners get out of this song is to have that “In your face” attitude, be confident, be bodacious, be the vibe, because you are the best you, that you can be. Could you please share a glimpse of what the creative process looked like when bringing, “Flashy” to life?
The creative process of ‘Flashy’ was a creative mess, haha. This happened near the end of September, I was coming home from work and I was finishing my EP ‘All Or Nothing’ (Which ‘Flashy’ was supposed to be on but didn’t match the vibe of the project). That's when I started trying on some new outfits I just received. I began modelling for my friend, while singing the original part for ‘Flashy’ (Influenced by The Spice Girls “Wannabe”). It had been stuck in my head later that night. It drove me crazy, so I decided to find a beat and write at that moment (Which kept me up all night). I realized the initial idea didn’t really fit well, so I rewrote it. I was thinking to myself: “I want a good vibe/dancing song but also a song to strut to. I wanted the song to bring the fun & radiance out of people. What is your ideal environment to get creative in? Where do you often have your best ideas? I would say my ideal environment to find creativity in is while I’m listening to music in my room. My music particularly allows my creativity to flow, I’m always critiquing myself: “I can make that better. Add a little spice here and a little spunk there”, haha. I often have my best ideas while just rapping or singing about random things, especially while in the shower. I’ll always say; “Oh no, that would be perfect in a song. Write it down! Don’t forget. Write it down!” because I don’t know if it’s the age but your boy has some serious Alzheimer's, haha. What has been the best piece of advice that you have received through your artistic journey this far? I would say the best piece of advice that I received through my artistic journey is that your emotions are your best-friend while writing. Not just in writing, in life too. You understand a lot when you understand your emotions. I said that to myself when I was having writer's block and going through so much in the past and it helped me tremendously. What has been the best piece of advice that you have received through your artistic journey this far?
I want all my listeners to know that I relate to you all because we are the same, and we all need somebody to relate to. My message reaches far, to the outcast in the corner hiding a talent, to the popular people hiding insecurities. The music I create is very unpredictable and versatile. I love dabbling into new genres and making it fun.