Emerging artists Ra Capone and Shay Swinga are poised to release their single, “Next First Kiss” off their BIG BOY MUSIC album projected to drop January 11th, 2011 at all major music downloading portals including iTunes and Amazon.com, through Rama Music LLC. Without nary a celebrity endorsement or official record deal, the feedback to this project has been tremendous.
All of the tracks on the album were written and produced by Capone and Swinga for the exception of Losing My Religion and Let’s Make a Baby, which were produced by Derek “D.O.A.” Allen, who also produced hit records for such artists as Tyrese, Dave Hollister, Slim [of 112] and Bobby Brown.
The duo’s humble beginnings with music are rooted in New York, where they were born. As teenagers the cousins experimented with beat-making and mixing in the basement of Swinga’s house, where they honed their production skills.
Swinga says, “I’ve been doing this since I was 14. It’s an art form that just pulls you in and makes you want more. What level can an artist reach with their project? I’d think to myself… that’s what makes it so unique; there’s no right or wrong answer. It’s just about what you feel and when you love what you do, it shows in everything you do.”
Capone and Swinga later relocated to California and Las Vegas, where they continued to cultivate the groundwork for the Big Boy project. While they appreciate how the culture has evolved, they believe hip-hop lacks the essence it was built on.
“Now it’s turned into a look how much money I have game. No one really talks about anything of importance anymore…” says Capone.
They say they are returning to the music, what it gave to them: life.
To hear samples off the highly anticipated album, visit Myspace.com/racaponenshayswinga