This week on Smile Politely Radio, we chat with local hip hop artist Swords who just dropped his second album Depth. We ask him about his beginnings in rap, his writing process, where the lyrics come from, and why he prefers working and jamming with a live band (a few members of the band stop in the studio as well). Plus, we learn how he goes from mild-mannered, congenial fellow to his (somewhat) intimidating stage persona.
The interview is intersperse with three radio-friendly tracks from the album, just in case you haven’t jumped on in it yet (which you should do).
Smile Politely Radio airs each Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. on WEFT 90.1 FM in Champaign and is available as a podcast the following week.