Tito Lopez freestyles during Sway’s SXSW Takeover 2013

Tito Lopez may not be in the major spotlight, but in 2012 he earned his spot on Dr. Dre’s favorite new skool list, which I’d say is a pretty big deal!

Hip hop’s first billionaire Dr. Dre first ran into the Mississippi native in a Los Angeles studio. Dre was later spotted vibing out in the audience at one of the emcees performances and was notably impressed.

Lopez stopped by Sway’s SXSW Takeover that same year and proved himself to be a lyrical beast yet again with a seemingly effortless freestyle.


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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