West London-based Swami Baracus has been rapping from a very early age, crafting his style and flow, whilst developing his lyrical content. Having been influenced by a diverse range of urban rap acts, he initially wrote from the perspective of being raised in a multicultural society and detailed reflective accounts on current affairs, cultural issues and social commentary. Eventually, dedication prevailed, culminating in a meeting with legendary DJ/producer, the ‘Xzecutive’ San-J Sanj, and their collaborative effort ‘Where You At’ received substantial airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Kiss 100 and BBC Asian Network.
With his burgeoning reputation continuing to grow, Baracus performed at the UK Asian Music Awards press launch event and also won the Asian 8-Mile MC Battle contest at Radio 1 DJ Nihal’s monthly clubnight ‘Bombay Bronx’. Having then featured on various hit tracks and performed at numerous events across the country, SB released a comeback single, ‘Break This Game’, which received huge critical and commercial acclaim. The video was Number 1 on the BritAsia TV Chart Show, and it won three Bronze awards (Best Hip-Hop Act, Best Hip-Hop song and Best Cross-Genre) at the Bite My Music Global awards.
His following single ‘The Recipe’, ultimately launched Baracus to a wider sphere. The song initially gathered momentum after being heavily playlisted on BBC 6 Music (Tom Robinson), and subsequently led to it being added to the BBC Radio 1 daytime playlist, featured on shows such as Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills, Huw Stephens, Greg James and more. Through the success of the song, SB performed at the T In The Park festival in Scotland and on the main stage at the Freeze Festival in Battersea. The popular video of ‘The Recipe’ was also playlisted on KISS TV and 4Music.
The ‘Baracuda’ is currently in the process of releasing his first official mixtape, coincidentally also titled ‘The Recipe’. Featuring a variety of special guests, groundbreaking producers and industry heavyweights, ‘The Recipe’ promises to showcase SB’s gifted lyrical prowess and ensures one of the unique prospering talents of the UK Hip-Hop scene continues to shine brightly…