Sway Calloway

Sway Calloway

An icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway Calloway has been a staple within music-news for more than a decade. Already a vanguard radio personality, record producer and hip-hop artist, Sway joined the MTV News team in 2000 and has been front and center for some of music’s biggest moments.

Sway first caught the public’s eye when he and his partner King Tech staged break dancing and rap performances in and around their hometown of Oakland, California. Recognizing Sway’s instincts for great sound and promising talent, Interscope enlisted him and Tech to produce an album called This or That, featuring artists such as Eminem, KRS-One and RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan.

He is the key correspondent for MTV’s Choose or Lose campaign and newly launched Power of ’12 campaign for the channel. Since his involvement, he has interviewed various political leaders like Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie, Hillary Clinton, Ron Paul, John McCain and Mitch Romney. The 2008 presidential campaign presented stellar opportunities for Sway. Throughout the course of the campaign, he sat down with President Barak Obama four times. In 2012, Sway and MTV captured another memorable moment with President Obama that garnered millions of watchers.

Sway’s other MTV News endeavors have included the “All Eyes” series which featured top artists like Kanye West and 50 Cent, “MTV News Now: Jay-Z vs. Nas: Beats, Battles & Beef,” “MTV News Presents: After the Storm” and the highly anticipated yearly Hottest MC’s list.

Sway is an integral part of MTV News’ annual live-event coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards, Grammy pre-show and the European Music Awards (EMA). Sway also serves as an MTV Executive Producer and brings new programming ideas to the station. He also includes additional duties with MTV2 and host of the weekly MTV Radio syndication show that airs in over 50 plus cities across the country.

His work continues throughout the nation and community where he has been a part of various panels and discussions hosting and moderating on important issues like Hate Crimes, Racism and Education.

Lastly, be sure to listen Monday through Friday on Sirius XM’s popular morning show, SWAY IN THE MORNING on the Shade45 channel entertaining the “Citizens” from 8am-12pm (est.)

  1. the r.t.d.chi-columbus ohio says this i am sooooo proud of you sway and heather b i still have both of you all albums to this day what needs to happen is to start the universal awards based on new talent creating a buzz in the industry. Right now my 21 yr old daughter composing beats and writting hooks ,but she needs a positive critic to check her music out, she and i chose you and heather b to take a listen ,she’s been doin this since 13yrs old she don’t trust no one except my self but hopefully you or heather give help on thick skin in this game and criticisim on whats good bad and ugly. that way she will never head down the wrong path,on that note , do you or heather still have that love for hip hop like when you first started?other words hit that mike and drop some bars like you used to?

  2. Sway has always been a Blessing to me and countless others ! I was first introduced to him by his Godbrother- Prince Ice in 1992 and he took upon him self to always Promote my products such as Mr. Roger Bates- The Black Savior Comic Book ( Oakland’s first African American Superhero 1991-1994 ! Also he promoted my artist ” The King of Hip Hop Comic Books ” Mr.Adrian Age Scott’s ( Hood Magazine) 1994-1998 ! Sway is Blessed because he always put people first !
    Class act and a Gentlemen !

  3. STILL KILLING IT GETTING READY FOR A GREAT DAY….THEY DONT COME VERY OFFTEN….RETURNING TO MY LIFE FROM INCARSERATION…BUT SHIT JUST GOT REAL
    ….THANK YOU

  4. what do you do when everyone around you blames you for there flaws…because they think you point them out…everyone starts to become obsessed on what ur doing so you lose track on how ur living…it doesn’t feel good to have ur idol tell u to shake his number and keep his name

  5. I lost my phone this weekend so I have to catch to re-cap on this show Hello Jenny Sway…Glad that ur feeling better Heater B….its going to be a great day every onenn1nn1

  6. im going on a SWAY LIFE STYE CHANGE….30YRS old and enjoy listing but I lost my phone so its hard to getup to listen. been hang where I shoudnt I guess

  7. hey sway and heather b i miss talking to yall so much i have to buy a new cord but this is cashing out keisha dirty dirty south rip who used to call in and freestyle on the blackberry hey sway can you get an audition close to d.c. you was going everywhere else come on sway give me a chance you know im good plus i want to get out there to earn money to come out with the cure for hiv they said i need money they wont just take the cure and cure people i have to do it so sway please help you know i called plenty of nights crying come on sway someone helped you so help others cause its good good talent out here and yall know i rap about that life streets real stuff as a female rapper not sucking and fuc…..ing get yall remember

  8. You also really need to check out this group called MME I’m telling you one of the dopest groups conning out the STL their creativity got their own style and one of the best upcoming producers if you ask me this is one of their videos they should be on yo guys next A&R room remember how the figures and outlast stood out out this is the same ps://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=2bxosoRMVEQ

  9. You also really need to check out this group called MME I’m telling you one of the dopest groups conning out the STL their creativity got their own style and one of the best upcoming producers if you ask me this is one of their videos they should be on yo guys next A&R room remember how the figureYou also really need to check out this group called MME I’m telling you one of the dopest groups conning out the STL their creativity got their own style and one of the best upcoming producers if you ask me this is one of their videos they should be on yo guys next A&R room remember how The Fugees and OutKast stood out out this is the same ps://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=2bxosoRMVEQ
    s and outlast stood out out this is the same ps://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=2bxosoRMVEQ

  10. What sup sway big fan of your, I was wondering if yall going to get PNB Rock on ur show??? If u dont know who he is u should check him out. Da bull hot in philly right now but it not officials until u say put in the game…..

  11. Who is the young buck (light skin) who threw out a nasty freestyle while skipping school? Talked about something like; you throwing out no fire, like an old lighter?’

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