Swoope

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Swoope
Birth nameLawrence Allen Swoope II
Born (1986-04-02) April 2, 1986 (age 34)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • record executive
Years active2010–present
Labels
  • Collision (2009–2016)
  • Independent (2016–present)
Associated acts
Websiteswoopemusic.com

Lawrence Allen Swoope II, mononymously-known as Swoope, (born April 2, 1986) is an American hip hop Christian singer-songwriter and producer born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He was a member of the rap collective W.L.A.K. and High Society with Sho Baraka.

Background[edit]

Swoope was born Lawrence Allen Swoope II on April 2, 1986 in Akron, Ohio.[1] His mother, Diana Lynn Swoope (née, Cook), is the Pastor for Arlington Church of God (Akron,OH).[2][3] His father is Lawrence Allen Swoope I.

History[edit]

His career started off in 2010 with the release of the EP Applause Vol. 1 and the single "Actions Speak Louder". On April 24, 2011, Swoope released an EP entitled Spring Fling. On June 15, 2011, he released Spring Fling Instrumentals. On February 8, 2012, Swoope released the EP Boys R Us. His debut studio album, entitled "Wake Up," was released on March 20, 2012 with Collision Records. His Sinema album was released on August 5, 2014, also with Collision Records.[4] He also independently released two mixtapes, "The Zoo" and "A.I.R.: The Abstract Intellect Revolution" After the release of Sinema, Swoope followed up with a free EP on October 10, 2014 called "Because You Asked."[5] On February 5, 2016 it was announced that Swoope had left Collision Records.[6] He then independently released Sonshine on February 2, 2018.[7] The album went through three iterations where Swoope dealt with depression and his thoughts as a black man in America before finding new meaning and hope in his faith.

Swoope's song "Beauty and the Beast" was made the iTunes Single of the Week[8] for the week of August 5, 2014.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[9]
US US
CHR
US
Gos
US
Ind
US
Rap
Wake Up 10 6 31 23
Sinema
  • Released: August 5, 2014
  • Label: Collision
  • Formats: CD, digital download
55 3 1 6 4
Sonshine
  • Released: February 2, 2018
  • Label: Native No./Empire
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lawrence Allen Swoope (b. 1986)". Ohio Birth Records. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Swoope. "Swoope". Collision Records. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Swoope (April 2, 2014). "I sincerely appreciate all..." MrSwoope. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.rapzilla.com/rz/news/38-backstage/8769-swoope-to-release-sinema-august-5th-tracklisting-revealed
  5. ^ Swoope, Allen. ""Because You Asked" Twitter Announcement". Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  6. ^ Daniels, David. "Swoope and Collision Records separate, both parties offer statements". Rapzilla. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  7. ^ "Swoope Drops New Album 'Sonshine,' Visual For "Hall Of Fame"". Jam the Hype. 2018-02-02. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beauty-and-the-beast-single/id902769953
  9. ^ Billboard. "Swoope Chart History". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 29, 2018.

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