K-Swift

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K-Swift
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K-Swift at the Unruly Records 15th Year Anniversary
Birth name Khia Danielle Edgerton
Born October 19, 1978
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died July 21, 2008(2008-07-21) (aged 29)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Show Off da Hook Radio
Station(s) 92Q
Network Radio One
Time slot Monday - Friday, 6-10PM EST
Style Urban
Country United States

Khia Danielle Edgerton (October 19, 1978 – July 21, 2008), better known by the stage name K-Swift, was an American DJ, MC, radio personality and entrepreneur.

Early years[edit]

Born to Joseph and Juanita Edgerton, K-Swift was raised in Randallstown, Maryland. She graduated from Randallstown High School in 1996 and went on to intern at 92Q after a brief stint at Catonsville Community College.[1]

Entertainment career[edit]

She began interning at 92Q when she was 18, and worked her way through the ranks at the station until she earned a co-hosting position in 1998.[2] The show,"OFF THE HOOK RADIO" along with her co-host Squirrel Wyde is the number one radio show in all of Baltimore.[3]

Entrepreneurship[edit]

Along with DJing at all of the popular clubs in Baltimore, as well as throwing her own parties, K-Swift owned and operated Club Queen Entertainment, a roster of well known partying dj's and hosts which had a hold on the scene and still a hold on the prominent parties in the Baltimore area. K-Swift also began a Graphics Company and the Next Level Management Company, and maintained a record pool and sold her mixtapes online.[3]

Music career[edit]

K-Swift released her discs through Baltimore based company, Unruly Records (as well as Next Level). Her albums were so popular and had such an enormous following in the area, that she outsold mainstream artists such as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em.[4]

Death[edit]

On Sunday July 20, 2008, just a day after she performed at Baltimore's Artscape, K-Swift hosted a pool party at her house. During the early morning of Monday, July 21, K-Swift reportedly jumped into her above ground pool. Police reports state that there were about seven people in the pool at the time. When she did not resurface, she was pulled out and placed on an adjoining metal frame deck. K-Swift was later transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where she was pronounced dead.[5]

Discography[edit]

  • The Jumpoff Vol. 1
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 2
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 3
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 4 - The Holiday Edition
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 5
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 6 - The Return
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 6 - The Spring Break Edition
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 7 - Summer School Edition
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 8 - Next Level Edition
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 9
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 9 - Holiday Edition
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 10 - We Fly High Edition
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 11 - Not Guilty
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 12
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 13
  • The Jumpoff Vol. 14
  • K-Swift: Strictly for the Kids Part I
  • K-Swift: Strictly for the Kids Part II
  • The Club Queen Series Volumes 1 - 6

Awards[edit]

2001 - Best DJ, Awarded by Baltimore City Paper[6]
2004 - Best Club DJ, Awarded by Baltimore City Paper[6]
2005 - Best Club DJ, Awarded by Baltimore City Paper[6]
2006 - Best Club DJ, Awarded by Baltimore City Paper[6]

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