“The Terrace Representa”
What do you get when you mix both ends of the west coast?, north and south, you get Mr. Swerve. With a mix of northern and southern cali, as well as the other states on the left like Washington and Oregon, I bring together a unique and creative sound to the rap game. Growin up in the 80’s, I was highly influenced by hardcore groups like the Geto Boys, and NWA. Then when the 90’s hit and the Bay Area started to really put a big presence on the rap scene, I was definitely amazed and my interests in making music grew. With all these West Coast influences, I started making beats back in the summer of 2006. Originally jumping in as a producer, I began to work on my beat craft and focus on creating a unique sound for the 818. I also treat my lyrics and rap scheme the same way, although I don’t officially consider myself a rapper. I just like bustin to my own beats. With LA already established with it’s style and delivery, I focus more on making a sound for the SF Valley. Hearing how the Bay and other areas like Sac and Seattle got their own style, I want the SFV to have its own too. After 4 hard working years and all the drama and bullshit I went through, I’m finally able to release the first Album for Terradome Records, Underground Heat. UH is a compilation of different artists from the Valley and LA, that bring their skill and flavor to the game. Although I produced all of the songs, I tried to make the range as wide as I could for my genre, being west coast hardcore rap. Having started the compilation back in 2006, it is underground and the songs are very aggressive and explicit in nature however this is my first release so it’s supposed to be hard as hell!
Many of my other releases to come are hardcore and sexual in nature but that’s what I do.
I represent the core traits the SF Valley is known for, and that’s the porn capital. So of course my music and themes are going to be created around that in one way or another.
A lot of kats in the game aim to sound like the next big rapper, or talk about the same things Lil Wayne, or Drake, or 50 cent is talkin about. Me, I’m out to give the 818 it’s own mark and stamp. I want folks to know when they hear a beat or a song in the Valley. To know the difference between your product and someone else’s is the epitome of brand recognition. The last thing I want to do is sound just like the next kat. People know when they hear a Lil Jon or Timberland track, and I want them to know when they hear a Swerve beat too. Game Spittaz, the compilation with C-Money, is a little more commercial appealing than Underground Heat but don’t sleep it definitely keeps it’s solid West Coast hardcore foundation.
Peep my other artists as well, Yung Ty, Mesha, my lil nephew D Green, and BG. They all got their own style and talents. Ty got his own movement going on to, so peep that out on youtube. New releases are in the making, and once you hear the music you’ll see the type of style and flavor I’m bringing.