Swifty McVay & Canadian duo 80 Empire team up for new album
Detroit legend Swifty McVay of the now defunct rap group D12 is back with his latest project.
Produced by and named after Canadian duo 80 Empire (aka The Rezza Brothers), 80 Empire is an 11-track album lead by the single “Never Stop The Fight.”
The song is soulfully driven by vintage horns and a 70 esque bass line, layered with an anthemic chorus by 80. Swifty illustrates his lyrical prowess, solidifying himself as one of the illest lyricists in the game. Swifty takes the listener down memory lane, painting a very vivid picture of his fight to the top from his humble beginnings in the Detroit rap game to selling, over four million records with Eminem and D12. Success and the hustle doesn’t stop there, as the trio vigorously declare that they will keep fighting till the good lord calls their names.
We just recently interviewed Adrian and Lucas of 80 Empire about the project and how it came to be:
“We met him two years ago through Obie Trice who we’re friends with and have done records with,” explained Adrian Rezza. “We then jumped on stage with them when they performed in St. Catharines at The Warehouse. We then did a song collectively called ‘Phoney’ on the Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge soundtrack. Nov. 2019 we went to Detroit for the premiere, hung out with Swifty and discussed doing a project. Fast forward to a month or so ago, we banged out 11 songs plus a twelfth that is going to be in a movie Swifty is in.”
We asked Swifty about the movie, the creation of the album and other endeavours he has on the go in a new interview we’ll be publishing soon.
For now, head to your favourite digital streaming platform and check out the new album, 80 Empire.
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