Swifty McVay drops a brand new project and this one is Detroit to the core. The D-12 veteran is dope on the mic. He always has been and he continues that trend throughout this latest effort. His bars are well thought out and delivered. He seems to never run out of another phrase to tack onto his bars. You will get features from Mark Sx, Jon Connor, Beez, and more. The beats on here are pretty decent throughout. You get a good mix of some up-tempo songs and some darker, more somber songs. The highlight on here is “They Better Know” with its dope beat and lyrics. All in all, Swifty does a great job and keeping the D-12 train running.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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This was a surprise album by a collection of MCs. I’m not even sure how this was even assembled but it was interesting to listen to. I would have never thought to put together Ras Kass, Yukmouth, Swifty McVay, and Mrk Sx together as a group. As far as bars, you are definitely getting them in abundance, especially from Ras Kass and Swifty. They really seem to stand out with their verses. The beats are average to possibly above average on here. There really isn’t a standout track, but the album plays through pretty nicely. All in all, not a bad job by all involved here.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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Swifty McVay releases a pretty sizable new project at 20 tracks. Overall this one was pretty average. On the mic, Swifty McVay is pretty dope. He has always been a decent lyricist and that is showcased in his rhyme style and flows. There are a decent amount of features from artists to help him out including Kuniva, Obie Trice, Trick Trick, and more. They are all definitely representing Detroit to the fullest. The beats on here are average to above average. There really aren’t any that are classic material, but they are consistent if nothing else. The highlight might possibly be “The One” with its sung hook and catchy melody. Swifty definitely handles the bars properly on that one. All in all, this was another brick on the house that D-12 and Swifty McVay built.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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Swifty is back with a new album and this one is quite different. He teams up with producers 80 Empire. They offer a sleepy, lackluster production on this one. A lot of the beats are littered with horns and 70s-esque basslines that often sound quite depressing. These were definitely not the type of beats that I wanted to hear Swifty over. He is a fantastic lyricist but, this was just not the lane for him. He did a good job with his bars, but I think they would have sounded better over different prodution. This is probably one to skip over.


OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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Swifty McVay - 80 Empire


Swifty McVay drops a new project that is pretty dope all around. He has always been a decent rapper. You combine that with rapping over old school beats, and this makes for a pretty decent project. There really is a great feeling you get when you combine dope lyrics with classic 90s beats. It gives you that feeling of reminiscing. Swifty does a great job at giving us relentless bars over top of some of the best sounds. You will hear classic beats like “Broken Language,” “Outta Control (remix),” and many more. All in all, this was a pretty decent collection and a very good idea for a project.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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Swifty McVay - Retro Hip-Hop Mixtape Vol. 2


2 members of D-12 give us a pretty strong offering. Even though it is only 7 tracks, the strength and the heart can be felt throughout this project. I think D-12 has always had heart and that is why it has always been painful since Proof died. The tear that went through that group can never be undone and we continue to experience it in their music. Although some of the group members have always been better lyrically, they haven’t always had the chance to shine until more recent times. Here are 2 of the members as a perfect example that D-12 members can spit. The lyrical ability displayed on this project is very good from both MC’s. They display strong flows and incredible wordplay throughout. One of the highlights was the first song “Gate Open” as both MC’s ferociously tear into it with unstoppable bars. The production throughout this project is pretty decent overall. I think they definitely have a strong Detroit sound and at times, really try to create just good music that people who enjoy any genre of music would like. All in all, they are keeping the torch lit for not only D-12, but also all of Detroit.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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Kuniva & Swifty Mcvay - My Brother's Keeper


This album was surprisingly good. I didn’t even know another member from D-12 was going to drop a solo project but this was the man to do it. His lyrics are surprisingly good. His flow is very good and he is able to match up with beats wonderfully on here. The beats are very good and some of them definitely stand out from the pack. “Rockin With Me” is truly a stand out track. Swifty does a good job of mixing great song concepts with some Detroit party songs on this whole collection. “Debo” and “Here 2 Party (remix)” are definitely 2 other hard hitting tracks. If you are a fan of Eminem or the whole Detroit sound, this is a must listen. I was very pleasantly surprised with this release. Swifty McVay can definitely do his thing on the mic and shouldn’t be overlooked at all.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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