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Lupe Fiasco Says He Will Never Do Interviews After This. It’s a Great One (Video)

Earlier this week Lupe Fiasco released his fifth (and reported final) album on Atlantic Records, Tetsuo & Youth, and has been making his media rounds to promote the album. In this interview on Sway In The Morning, he dropped a bomb saying that he will no longer be doing any... Read more

Joey Bada$$ Breaks Down Malia Obama Situation On Sway In The Morning (Video)

B4.Da.$$ season is in full effect as Joey Bada$$ makes his rounds at all the major radio stations and talk shows. This time, Joey stopped by Sway In The Morning for an interview where he gave his perspective on some publicity thrown his way and broke down some lyrics from... Read more

Can Ne-Yo Kick It? Yes, He Can…5 Fingers of Death, R&B Style (Video)

Much like Johnny Gill did last week, Ne-Yo takes on Sway in the Morning's Five Fingers of Death Challenge, R&B style. Rather than kick verses, he turns each beat into his own personal remix, flipping familiar lyrics over a wide variety of tracks. It gives a real sense of his... Read more

How Does Johnny Gill Handle the 5 Fingers of Death? Like a G…(Video)

Johnny Gill hit the Sway in the Morning show and became the first singer to tackle the 5 Fingers of Death challenge. When faced with five random beats, rather than freestyle as is customary for the MCs who step up to the test, Johnny did what he does best...He riffed... Read more

Chris Rock Names His Top 5 Comedians From a Battle of 10 (Video)

Chris Rock stopped by the Sway in the Morning show to promote his film Top Five (in theaters on December 12th). Ever insightful, he gave some thoughtful commentary on Eric Garner and why there might be less activism in Hip-Hop now as compared to in the 80's and 90's. Rock... Read more

Astro Handles the 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle Like a Champion (Video)

Astro stopped by the Sway in the Morning show to discuss his new Computer Era album, Ferguson and more. After, he got on the mic and tackled Sway's 5 Fingers of Death MC challenge, off the top, and did not break a sweat. After, some said it was the best... Read more

Skillz Shuts Down The Competition With A Freestyle WHILE DJ’ing (Video)

Most Heads know that Skillz is a microphone monster. But did you know that the Virginia native is a sharp DJ too? After years of rolling with DJ Jazzy Jeff on the road, the onetime Rawkus Records artist returns to Sway In The Morning for a second straight day. After... Read more

Skillz Is A Supafriendz Alum & Freestyle Legend, So Sway Had To Put Him On The Spot (Video)

Back in those days when he was From Where???, (Mad) Skillz belonged to the Supafriendz, a Virginia massive including Danja Mowf, Lonnie B, and Kalonji The Immortal. This posse got some of its biggest exposure thanks to the aforementioned 1996 album, and a few compilations and singles. However, freestyle enthusiasts... Read more

Bishop Nehru Makes His Sway in the Morning Debut with a Strong Verse (Video)

Bishop Nehru is an old soul. Not only does he have 90's sensibilities with his flow, his knowledge of the music and life perspective also go well beyond his years. All of this was on full display as he made his Sway in the Morning debut. He came prepared with... Read more

DJ Quik Says He “Masterminded” 2Pac’s All Eyez on Me Album (Video)

The West Coast OG DJ Quik sat down with Sway for one of Quik's longest interviews in recent memory. Quik touched on a host of topics including the first time he met Suge Knight, his history with Death Row Records (including witnessing some of the infamous beatdowns of artists), why... Read more

Raury Almost Whispers a Freestyle BUT IT BOOMS (Video)

Raury is an up and coming MC from Atlanta. Like fellow Atliens OutKast, Goodie M.O.B., T.I. and Cyhi, he is a SPITTER. He recently dropped a verse on the Sway in the Morning show unlike any you may have heard in a while. Barely speaking above a whisper, he proceeded... Read more

What Do Remy Ma & Biggie Smalls’ Sway Freestyles Have In Common? (Video)

In Remy Ma's first post-prison freestyle, the former First Lady Of The Terror Squad hits Sway In The Morning with a verse. As Sway Calloway points out, Remy joins The Notorious B.I.G. as the only 2 artists on his show to seamlessly edit her curses on the fly. With Sway... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Brought a Righteous Verse from Lecrae, Videos from Common, Cormega, ONYX, YG & More (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video brought some heavy hitters, including Lecrae conquering Sway's 5 Swingers of Death MC challenge with a righteous verse, 19-year old Kanye freestyling, new music videos from Cormega, Common, ONYX, YG, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper and more, Snoop interviewing Jimmy Kimmel, short clips on Apollo... Read more

Lecrae Smashes The Five Fingers of Death MC Challenge with Style & Grace (Video)

When's the last time you heard a rapper smash the mic, without cursing? When's the last time you heard an MC body a Kirk Franklin track?? Lecrae is the latest artist to take on Sway's Five Fingers of Death challenge (flowing over 5 random beats) and he tore it down.... Read more

Ep. 3 of The Message Documentary Looks at the Complicated Relationship Between Women & Hip-Hop (Full Video)

Episode 3 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, examines the treatment of women in Hip-Hop, as well as the rise of mega Hip-Hop entrepreneurs. Artists like Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Missy are discussed, as well as Jay Z, Puff Daddy, Wu-Tang Clan and more. Guests include Nas,... Read more

Episode 1 of The Message Documentary Speaks on Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Run-D.M.C., LL Coo J & Much More (Full Video)

Episode 1 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, covers roughly the first decade of Hip-Hop. It addresses pioneers like Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Cold Crush Brothers and more. It also features several luminaries including Doug E Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice Cube, DJ Premier,... Read more

Nas, RZA & More Discuss The Earliest Days of Hip-Hop in The Message Hip-Hop Documentary (Video)

BET's 4-part Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, premieres tonight at 10pm. Part 1 focuses on the early days of Hip-Hop and features Doug E Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice Cube, DJ Premier, Grand Wizard Theodore, Nas, MC Lyte, Questlove, Russell Simmons, Snoop, RZA, Sway, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Eve, Swizz Beatz... Read more

Brother Ali Goes On The Attack In A Freestyle. But Who’s The Target? (Video)

Brother Ali kicked a dope a capella verse on the Sway in the Morning show as part of a sound check. What seemed like a casual rhyme at first turned into a blistering story about an MC who made it based on lies and biting. The target could be an... Read more

Logic’s Story May Be Even More Compelling Than His Verses. Here’s Why (Video)

Logic has been blistering microphones lately as he makes the rounds in NYC. Many are just starting to understand the talent the MC commands. It turns out, his story is every bit as compelling as his verses. He spoke to Sway about being biracial, growing up in an all Black... Read more

Logic Destroys the 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle. Did He Even Take a Breath?? (Video)

Logic took on Sway's 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle challenge and did what real MC's do...BODIED IT. Not only did he deliver some crushing off the top lyrics, it almost seemed like he didn't even take a breath. True lyrics of fury. Check it out. Related: Logic Shows Off His... Read more

Here is One of the Best Freestyles You’ve Heard in Weeks. GUARANTEED (Video)

Time and time again, Sway's Five Fingers of Death has been the vehicle that separates the MC's from the wannabes. Prevail, from Swollen Members, has firmly established himself as the former. The elite MC tackled 5 random tracks, of different BPMs and genres, and destroyed them...OFF THE TOP. Many are... Read more

Fat Joe Calls Himself A “KRS-One Groupie,” Performs Flow Joe On The Spot + Freestyles (Video)

Fat Joe's history can be deceiving. A household name, globally-recognized icon, Joe Crack is also a founding member of D.I.T.C., and has at least two albums that are hardcore Hip-Hop gems. If anybody knows this, it's Sway Calloway, who's has Joe on his shows for over 21 years and counting.... Read more

Questlove Provides the Beat; Black Thought Supplies the BLAZING HOT Lyrics (Video)

The Roots' Questlove and Black Thought joined Sway on Shade 45 and STRAIGHT CAUGHT WRECK. The dynamic duo took it back to the basics, with Quest on the turntable with nothing but a drumbeat and Black Thought spitting that hot fire off the top. This is Hip-Hop. Plain and simple.... Read more

People Know Pharrell Cried When Talking to Oprah. Here’s Why (Video)

Leave it to Sway to build on an interview done by OPRAH. Watch how he gets Pharrell Williams to open up about why he cried during the Oprah interview, working with the world's biggest artists and more. Check out the video. Here's the Oprah moment: Related: Pharrell Speaks on His... Read more

Holy _____!! King Los Dropped 1 of the Best Freestyles in AGES (Video)

You may remember King Los as having dropped one of the best of all the responses to Kendrick Lamar's Control verse. Well, he's back, and now he has done a freestyle that is 1 of the best in years. He tackled Sway's 5 Fingers of Death and just plain DESTROYED... Read more

On the Anniversary of Biggie’s Death, Here’s a Look at His Final Interview with Sway (Video)

March 9th is an ominous date for the Hip-Hop Nation. Today marks the 17th anniversary of Biggie's death. Rather than lament his passing, we will be celebrating his life and legacy, starting with a look back at his final interview with Sway in March of 1997. Big speaks on being... Read more

Rick Ross Finally Speaks on Being a Correctional Officer (Video)

There have been quite a few controversies during Rick Ross' career. Arguably, the biggest, however, was the disclosure that he was a prison correctional officer prior to his Rap career. After years, of silence, Rozay is speaking on his past occupation. Here's what he had to say. Related: Rick Ross... Read more

Wayne Brady Shamed 95% of MCs with His True Feestyle on Sway in the Morning (Video)

If you didn't know Wayne Brady was versatile before his legendary Chappelle Show appearance, it was clear after he destroyed all preconceived notions about him in one short ride with Dave. It's been clear he could sing, dance, host...but did you know he could freestylye? The BET Honors host dropped... Read more

Vado, Schoolboy Q and Vic Mensa Freestyle on RapFix Live (Video)

Schoolboy Q, Vic Mensa and Vado stopped by RapFix Live and dropped some a capella verses. Check out the video of their cypher. Related: Here's the Full Version of ScHoolboy Q & Raekwon’s Blind Threats Collaboration (Audio)... Read more

Kanye West Tells Sway to Shut the “F” Up on Stage at His Latest Show (Video)

Just when you thought the Kanye West/Sway fiasco was dead and buried, Kanye lobs some napalm to reignite the controversy. Last night, during his latest concert, Ye took time out from his set to call out both Sway and Charlemagne the God by name, telling them to "shut the f*ck... Read more

Pharoahe Monch & Sway Have a Heavyweight Hip-Hop Convo & Monch Performs (Video)

Pharoahe Monch has been in the game a long time. Long enough, in fact, to help put Eminem on. The Hip-Hop Heavyweight sat down with Sway to discuss his career, being a record label owner, staying inspired, his new album and more. Pharoahe also performs a killer version of his... Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff Shows The Link Between DJ’ing & Technology, Visits Sway In The Morning (Video)

In the newest episode of DJ Jazzy Jeff's Vinyl Destination, the A Touch Of Jazz crew hits the Bay area, one of the basins for technology. There, in the backyard of DJ Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike, and Shortkut, the clique discusses how the innovations on the turntable over the last 30... Read more

The Lox Give Sway In The Morning A Mini Concert & An In-Depth Interview (Video)

So The Lox just dropped this EP, The Trinity. Think they know the lyrics? Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P rap some of the fresh cuts live on air for Sway In The Morning. In between the sets, the trio talks about their deep respect for those who came before... Read more

Sway Chops It Up About West Coast Hip-Hop Old and New With Alchemist and Evidence (Video)

Evidence and Alchemist sat down with Sway to talk about West Coast Hip-Hop (old and new), their new Step Brothers project and how Evidence got Sway his MTV gig. Kid Ink also got in on the conversation. Check out the video. Related: The Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence) Have The... Read more

Sway Has Got the Answer…Allen Iverson That Is. He Opens Up About His Early Retirement and More (Video)

Kanye West infamously told Sway he didn't have the answers but Sway recently sat down with the Answer, Allen Iverson. They spoke about why AI chose to retire so early, how he feels about basketball now, who he thinks is the best MC right now and more. Check out the... Read more

A Week After Their Heated Exchange, Sway Breaks His Silence on Kanye West…and He HAS THE ANSWERS Now (Video)

Kanye West's epic blow up on The Sway in the Morning Show last week nearly shut down the Internet. One week later, Sway broke his silence on the controversy and set the record straight. Check out what he had to say below. Related: You May Have Heard the Audio of... Read more

Eminem & Slaughterhouse Revive Rap City With A Backroom Freestyle + Interview (Video)

Although "Rap City" has been largely defunct in the Slaughterhouse-era, the Shady Records super-group is a call-back to the latter years of BET's flagship Hip-Hop program. Individually, Royce Da 5'9, Joe Budden, Crooked I were part of the Basement-era. Eminem was among Rap's biggest stars in the Big Tigger era... Read more

Schoolboy Q Discusses the TDE Cypher With Sway and Takes on the 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle (Video)

Schoolboy Q chopped it up with Sway about the TDE Cypher, TDE's newest member Isaiah Rashad, Kendrick's Control verse and more. He and Sway also prank called Kendrick on the air. After, Q took a run at the Five Fingers of Death Freestyle. Check out the video. Related: TDE BET... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Speaks Out Against Molly (Video)

This interview shows exactly why Kendrick Lamar has been able to separate himself from the pack as a great artist. He addresses why he buried "Molly" in his video for Don't Kill My Vibe and speaks on "pushing away [corny trends] and keeping hip-hop original." Check out the video. Related:... Read more

Naughty by Nature on the Sway in the Morning Show (Video)

Naughty by Nature has been in the game 25 years strong. They sat down with Sway to discuss their career, what they're up to now and even kick some verses. Check out the full interview below. Related: Treach - (Mixtape)... Read more

50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ Turns 10 Years Old (Video)

50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' album was released 10 years ago today. Here's some vintage footage of Sway interviewing 50 about the album just before its release. Check out the video below. Related: 50 Cent – Major Distribution ft Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy (Video)... Read more

Joey Bada$$ interview with Sway (Part 2) (Video)

Here's part 2 of Joey Bada$$' interview with Sway. In this clip, Joey talks about his love life and the loss of Pro Era Crew member Capital STEEZ. After, he spits 4 blazing hot verses over some classic tracks and gets the enthusiastic co-sign from Sway. Check out the video... Read more

Ma$e speaks with Sway on the Sway in the Morning Show (Video)

Murder Ma$e recently sat down with Sway to have a 30 minute conversation about where he is in life these days. Check out that interview and a previously unreleased interview of Ma$e from 1998 that features and SUPER young Kanye West below. Related: See where Bad Boy Records ranks on... Read more

Macklemore speaks on debuting at #2 on the Billboard album chart (Video)

Salute to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on their album The Heist debuting at #2 on the Billboard chart with approximately 78,000 albums sold--totally on the independent tip. They are talented artists who make music with a message--an increasing rarity. We've been supporting them for a while. It's great to see... Read more

Common talks Cruel Summer and working with Kanye on the Sway inthe Morning Show (Video)

Common discusses working with Kanye West with Sway. Check out the video. Related: Common freestyles on the Sway in the Morning show (Video)... Read more

RapFix Live ft Nas, Bun B, Killer Mike and Prodigy (Live Stream)

Nas will be on RapFix Live today to chop it up with Sway about his upcoming album, Life Is Good. Bun B is currently on and Killer Mike and Prodigy will join later. All 4 MCs will also discuss the Trayvon Martin tragedy. Click below to watch the live stream... Read more

Erick Sermon speaks with Sway Calloway on the making of his track, Music (Video)

Erick Sermon sat down with Sway and broke down the story of his classic, Music, including the MONSTROUS cost due to the Marvin Gaye sample. You can watch the convo below and see E Double do a live version of the song. Also, click here for our playlist of Erick... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – 5 Fingers of Death

Big K.R.I.T. is the latest MC to participate in the 5 Fingers of Death series on the Sway in the Morning show on Shade 45.  Check out how he flows over 5 beats below. Click here to download.  Also, click here to check out Kendrick Lamar's 5 Fingers of Death.... Read more

Talib Kweli – Distraction Live (Video)

Talib Kweli gets it in on the Sway & Devi Dev show. Check out his live a capella rendition of Distraction.  Also, here's another performance he did of the song at the Occupy Wall Street protests. Read more