In a time full of young aspiring artists claiming to be the next one to blow Swayze Jones rise to the top reflects a story with a different approach; quite refreshing in tone and nature. The DC born, Maryland bred female emcee got her first introduction to the art of Hip Hop at just the age of nine. Her older brother, who she calls Weezy, introduced her to artists like Common, Nas, Talib Kweli, Big Daddy Kane, Mos Def, and plenty more. Soon after this introduction, Swayze grabbed the pad and pen and fell in love with the endless possibilities of mixing creative imagination with rhythm and rhyme. However, she did not see it as being something she was good at until she got to high school. Rapping with her local crew CL Clique, she began to gain notoriety from her peers; it was not long before people could see that there was something special about her skill and passion. It is believed soon after that, Swayze saw it too. Working hard and staying focused, Swayze has made herself quite the topic of discussion; doing things not usually done by female emcees. Audiences have seen her get on the turntables, behind the beat machine, and even the keyboard while rapping all during live shows.
If Swayze’s sudden presence did not surprise the haters, their doubts were quickly discredited when Swayze got recognition from one of the greats, making her debut appearance on Chuck D’s radio station for her song Politics at its Best in 2010. In addition, she was recognized as a winner by Warner Music Group, Nikon and Talent House in the Warner Sound Captured by Nikon competition (for the event held at the world famous SXSW Festival). Dedicated and driven, Swayze Jones has made major moves and does not plan to stop anytime soon. When she is not in the studio recording music or working the boards, she is out filming and editing music videos and promotional visuals for clients. Jones has directed and featured in commercials exclusively for her sponsors DMV Heat Energy Drink and NoNameBrand, SATIVA; lifestyle apparel. Other work by Jones includes photography and videography for celebrity and underground clients all over the nation. Jones’ most recent musical release, “The $420 EP” is available on swayzejones.com, Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Rdio, Xbox Music, eMusic, Muve Music, MySpace Music, iHeartRadio, Nokia, MediaNet, Sony Music Unlimited, Gracenote, Shazam, Slacker, Bloom, Amazon On Demand and more.