We are now at week 9 of our “Featured Artist Of The Week” series. We are providing a platform for these artists to share whatever it is they would like with their fans. This week we decided to reach out to Swah. Hit the break and check out what he had to say. Interested in being featured next? Email us: newclevelandmusic216@yahoo.com. Be on the look out for Swah's new music video for his track "Never" which will be releasing right here on ImFromCleveland.com this Wednesday, February 12th. My name is Swah (Pronounced like Sway) but with an H at the end. I am a recording artist from Akron, Oh. My hobbies include hanging with friends & family, playing spades, and playing drums. I love to eat, preferably seafood & chicken lol. I also enjoy reading and studying things pertaining to my craft & money w/ assistance from Mary Jane. Shes very important in my life as well. Being a Dad is Awesome. Its probabaly the only thing I love doing more then making music and being an entertainer. I also am a "Young Bron James" on the court. All challenges accepted. LOL I think some of my influences change with time. Influences are just a example of somebody who is doing things that you appreciate, things you could see yourself doing. The older you get you see things with a new perspective and light. To me its a part of growing up. Some that still hold their place to me would definitely be God, my mother, and my family. Also my big bro H who is the principal of "North East Ohio College Preparatory High School" in Cleveland Oh. Flourishing. Lol. Musically, Jay-Z (The GOAT), Lauren Hill, De La Soul, Big, 50 cent, Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, Foreign Exchange, Wu-Tang, and list goes on lol. And as far as who I would like to work with....Um. i'd rather not put that out there. I believe whoever I want to work with will eventually happen. Its all about timing man. So lets just hope the people & the universe embrace my energy enough to let it happen. Hope you guys learned a little bit about me you didn't know. As always I encourage all of you to truly find out who you want to be in this life and go for it man. Go for it with everything you have in you. Never give up, support your friends and always show love. Always. P.S I wrote this while listening to the "Cant Knock The Hustle" Instrumental....... Twitter: @RealSwah Don't foget Swah will be performing along with Lorine Chia, Ezzy, and Cal Scruby March 1st at Kent Stage!