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Sway in Chicago: Legendary George Daniels Speaks on Successfully Helping New Artists and His New Record Shop, Navy Pier

By Simone Hunter-Hobson

A legend in the music game, George Daniels talked with Sway in the Morning to discuss his dedication to help local artists since 1969. Giving new artists a platform to display their music, Daniels helped these artists put their independent CD’s on the shelves next to other established artists in his record shop. In fact, Sway mentions how George Daniels even helped him expand his musical career beyond Oakland California to a national domain. For the first time, George Daniel also announces his new record shop at Navy Pier with a collection of over 30,000 albums.

Tune in to hear more about George Daniels’ supporting local artists, guiding Sway in his musical career, and more.


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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