Sway SXSW Takeover: Local Talent Branzil Names Artists That Inspired Him, Knowing Rap History & Performs "Ghosts"

Hailing from nearby Houston, Branzil made the journey to SXSW and we were glad to have him on Sway In The Morning.  Showing that he knows his rap history while citing Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, 50 Cent and Outkast as inspiration, Branzil is put to the test of the live audience.  Getting the overall applause and earning himself a fresh pair of Reebok’s Branzil performs his track “Ghosts” live inside Nice Kicks.  Check out the full interview below.


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