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King Tech Shares Stories From His Come Up With Sway on The Wake Up Show + Sway’s Niece Raps “It Ain’t Hard To Tell”

Special moments take place daily on Sway in the Morning but what transpired earlier this week ranks towards the top of those special moments. Joined by King Tech and his family, Sway walks down memory lane recalling his come up in The Bay. He and King Tech tell stories of being told they weren’t good enough and grinding it out at DJ and rap battles.

Starting the world famous Wake Up Show together, opens up about promoting the Wu Tang Clan in the Bay after they rocked a show with little response from the crowd. Talking to RZA, Tech convinced the group to move out to California for a month to push their sound.

Special moments continue as Tech’s kids and nieces all step to the mic and say a few words. Instilling hip hop culture within them from an early age one of Tech and Sway’s nieces steps to the mic and raps Nas’ “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” without missing a beat!

Soak up history by watching above and tune into The Wake Up Show every Monday at 8EST on Shade 45!


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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