Two More TJ Swan Demos Unearthed


Back in 2010 I received a recording of a TJ Swan demo recorded from Tim Westwood‘s show in 1988 titled “Mellow Love”, although someone claiming to be affiliated with Swan then contacted me and demand that I remove the track on the grounds that: “This was a practice session. Swan wrote and sang the song to get a feel for it”. He also claimed that a bunch of TJ Swan music was about to drop, but three years later we’re still waiting.

In the meantime, Rap Blog Godd noz recently blessed me with a few more cuts which may have been intended for Have No Fear Swan Is Here. or are simply more “practice sessions”. The first track, “Sensitive Love” features Swan flexing his microphone techniques and busting some rhymes, while “Love Is Blind” is more of an uptempo number on the Al. B Sure tip. Was Marley Marl involved with these tracks? Are they finished LP cuts or just demos? Sadly, there’s also no sign of the lost Big Daddy Kane/MC Shan cameos that I hoped for…

“Mellow Love”

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Wow. So, why did Lenny and Fly Ty sit on this? It was in keeping with the vocal stylings of time. Who did the production?

Comment by Fosterakahunter 05.08.13 @

At last some proper TJ Swan, thanks for your perserverance Robbie. I realise it’s not 1988 any more, but it sounds like Swan could have made an impact when he was in his prime. Hearing him over some more Marley Marl beats would be ideal.

Comment by Chris Ward 05.08.13 @

this guy couldve really made some noise

Comment by MWill 05.26.13 @

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