Black Milk on Working with J Dilla and Breaks Down Lyrics to “True Lies”

Famed Detroit producer/rapper Black Milk stopped by Sway In The Morning to participate in the Friday Fire Cypher. He spoke about having worked with J Dilla and also broke down the lyrics to some of the music on his projects. Check out the full interview below.

Big Sean Gets The Key To the City of Detroit

Detroit native and G.O.O.D. Music representative, Big Sean is back. Over the weekend Big Sean was honored by his hometown, as he was given the key to the city of Detroit, awarded personally by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. Only two other folks have received the honor, including Stevie Wonder and legendary Motown producer Berry Gordy. […]

Maurice Malone Breaks Down Hip Hop and Fashion History From Mojeans to The Hip Hop Shop + Gives Advice to Young Designers

A few weeks ago Sway and the crew held a live broadcast in Detroit, during an interview with Royce Da 5’9 he compared the energy in the room as local emcee’s spit to that of the famous Hip Hop Shop. Fast forward to this week, we had the pleasure of having the owner of that […]

Dr. Eric Thomas Drops Gems of Inspiration with ‘Average Skill, Phenomenal Will’ Detailing the Journey From Homeless High School Dropout to Obtaining PHD and Traveling the World Sharing His Gift

Thank GOD it’s Mondaayyyyyyyyy! There has probably not been a better web series of motivating talks consistently than Dr. Eric Thomas’ #TGIM series. Why? Because not only did he show us firsthand his humble Detroit beginnings to now traveling the world speaking to different groups of students, coaches and professionals alike but he also walks […]

Joel Osteen, Victoria Osteen and Sway Speak on Hope for Our Generation

There were a lot of great things happening as the Sway in the Morning crew took to Detroit last week but one event stood above the rest, Generation Hope with Joel Osteen. It’s always great to see the best hyenas in any given city but at the same time it’s equally as (if not more) […]

Friday Fire Cypher: Pt. 3 of Our Detroit Freestyles

Part 3 of our Detroit edition of the Friday Fire Cypher brought out some strong contenders so much so that Sway and Royce Da 5’9 didn’t have to give out any L’s this time around.  Chris Lanard had a pretty impressive flow and we saw another female MC, D Hall the Queen, who came confident […]

Khali Sweeney Inspires a City of Fighters with Detroit Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, Knocking Out Academic Struggles and Obstacles Through Mentoring

Renaissance City. Motor City. 313. The city of Detroit can be recognized by many names but one word describes most of their population, “Fighters.” They’ve overcame so much and at the same time given the world great examples such as Motown and someone with a different type of hook in boxing legend Joe Louis. Our […]

Will Lankford Creates Young Musical Geniuses with VERSES Project: Teaching Songwriting, Performing, Mixing and Inspiring Youth Creativity

Sway in the Morning took over the Motor City and got a front row seat for some of the best hyenas in their city. We all know how many dope MCs have come from the area, not to mention two of the greatest lyricists ever in Eminem and Royce Da 5’9. As hip hop continues […]

Friday Fire Cypher: PT. 2 of Our Detroit Freestyles

Part 2 of our Friday Fire Cypher in Detroit brought out some good and some…interesting.  Mr. Porter (@mRpOrTeR7) provided some dope beats and Sway became an official citizen of Detroit.  We had Jay Coleman, who claimed he’s been rapping for 30 years and Cliff, who works in education, but delivered an unexpected freestyle. We also had […]

Danny Brown Speaks on Bouncing Ideas Off ASAP Rocky & Schoolboy Q for “Atrocity Exhibition” + Calls it His Career Album

After speaking with the likes of Trick Trick, D12 and Royce Da 5’9 in Detroit we were blessed to have another Detroit super star, Danny Brown, step into Bob’s Classic Kicks to talk about his time in the D. Telling Sway that he’s being up since 5am and had his coffee, Brown jokes about the difference between […]