this age of mindless rhymes celebrating the bling-bling life-style,
Orlando's Swamburger proudly continues the tradition
of intellectual pursuit and consciousness set forth by the likes
of Tribe, De La Soul, and Digable Planets. His positive vibes and
thought provoking lyrics break from the current stale and shallow
norm that is mainstream hip-hop. The distinct and unique production
that backs his vocal musings place Swamburger in
a class by himself, far away from the copy-cat producers who steal
ideas and beats from the flavor of the moment.
Known to his mom as Asaan Harazshi Brooks, Swamburger
was born and raised in Chicago, before relocating to Orlando. He
quickly became an integral member of the 8th Dimension family, working
with DJ BMF. Together they released "S.W.A.M. (Survival With
A Mind)", which was licensed for inclusion on Urb Magazine's
2000 CD compilation. The success of their debut collaboration led
to "Steel Contraption" and "Prepare", which
appeared on DJ Spinna's "Beat Suite" Mix CD.
After critical and commercial success with BMF, Swam starting work
with Beef Wellington, writing and rhyming on Beef Wellington's "Feel
Fantabulous" album. Returning the favor, Beef Wellington produced
"9-5 Poortrait", Swamburger's solo 12"
outing and the lead single from "The Roots of Kin". Released
at the end of 2002, the single continues to be a favorite of underground
DJs and club-goers.
Dropping on July 1, 2003 on 8th Dimension Records and distributed
by Caroline, "The Roots of Kin" is already receiving enormous
hype. A 21st century renaissance man and artist in every sense of
the word, Swamburger is a skilled visual artist
as well, and his original art work graces his debut full length.
A resident in a city more often thought of for corporate artistry
and the marketing of childhood fantasy, Asaan Harazshi Brooks has
risen above. Now it is time for the world to hear his message.