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An ambitious and lyrically talented Josue Cedeno, also known as “Swayy”, started his musical career at the age of 5, competing with his friend on who could write better lyrics. At the moment it was all fun and jokes, but little did he know that nine years later, his talent would drive him to be passionate about music. Combined with his amazing physical abilities, Josue started to develop singing and dancing skills that were triggered by his early participation in the Boston Ballet Dance Program for children in the Greater Boston Area. Earlier in his life, at the age of ten, one of his friends gave him a copy of Eminem’s album Curtain Call and the young boy was hooked immediately. That is when he started to see his love and connection for hip-hop. Confused and undecided, he temporarily left music for sports, playing soccer and other sports. Realizing that weren’t sports quenching his thirst for success, he turned back to music at the age of four-teen where he created an artist page on Myspace and uploaded his work at the time. Moving to the Carolinas at the age of fifteen, Josue was surrounded by more people who rapped and started to freestyle at his school rap sessions during lunch. Drop mouths and leave people confused is what his lyrics did to his fellow school mates. Gaining more confidence in himself he created a Youtube account, which now has over 118,000 video views in just one year. His inspiration and role model at the moment , is Toronto’s very own, Aubrey “Drake” Graham who has an impact on his lyrics and his flow. Swayy’s songs have the ability to be very deep or just plain lyrical slaughter and spittin’. A lot of thought and hard work is put into his work. He raps about love, pain, and struggles that people go through in life. At the moment Swayy does not have a manager, so he has no choice but to promote himself. He is successful in promoting his new songs and videos due to his different strategies that get him a good amount of Youtube views. His career is just starting and he is looking for opportunities to influence the world his lyrics and change the hip-hop game, which in his perspective is too materialistic and controlled by the system we live in. He dreams big and envisions himself making an impact on the youth and especially his two younger brothers who look up to him.


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