Sway

There are at least five artists using the name Sway: (1) A rapper from the United Kingdom (2) A shoegaze band from the United States (3) A musician from Norway (4) An indie rock band from Czech Republic (5) A Dutch pop group 1.) Derek Andrew Safo (born 5 September 1982) is a English hip hop artist of Ghanaian origins, who uses the stage names Sway DaSafo or simply Sway; he is also a full-time producer, establishing DCypha Productions. According to the Still Speedin Songfacts he is the cousin of former Arsenal Ghanian international footballer Quincy Owusu-Abeyie and grime MC Lethal Bizzle. Sway was born to a Muslim father and to a Christian mother. Sway attended Redlands Primary School where he spent most of his time experimenting with music, rewriting the lyrics of his favorite artists. ...show more

There are at least five artists using the name Sway: (1) A rapper from the United Kingdom (2) A shoegaze band from the United States (3) A musician from Norway (4) An indie rock band from Czech Republic (5) A Dutch pop group 1.) Derek Andrew Safo (born 5 September 1982) is a English hip hop artist of Ghanaian origins, who uses the stage names Sway DaSafo or simply Sway; he is also a full-time producer, establishing DCypha Productions. According to the Still Speedin Songfacts he is the cousin of former Arsenal Ghanian international footballer Quincy Owusu-Abeyie and grime MC Lethal Bizzle. Sway was born to a Muslim father and to a Christian mother. Sway attended Redlands Primary School where he spent most of his time experimenting with music, rewriting the lyrics of his favorite artists.

He attended Highgate Wood Secondary School in North London where he spent his spare time using the school equipment for musical production. Producing tracks for local artists, he was told to use his personality to write songs by adding his humor with his lyrical talent. At the age of 16. Sway had a place in the grand final of an open mic session at Dingwalls in London.

He lost to Chester P of Task Force while Sway was a member of Tottenham-based hip hop trio Phynix Crew. Sway produced many solo singles despite being in a rap group and his first break was under the name 'Sway DaSafo' on the track "On My Own" which reached the A-list of BBC Radio 1Xtra when the station was launched.In 2003, Sway started to pursue a solo career in the British music scene. He was invited by his cousin, DJ Ink, to feature on some of his drum and bass tracks and he became a member of the group Fifth Element.[1] In 2004, Sway established DCypha Productions to enable him to release his mixtapes and debut solo album, This Is My Demo. At DCypha, Sway produces his beats and songs alongside his long-time friend Bigz. ...show less