Swing Mob

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Swing Mob
Founded 1991
Founder DeVante Swing
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Elektra Records
(In the US)
Polydor Records
(Outside of the US)
Genre Various
Country of origin United States

Swing Mob consisted of members of the various collectives and/or record labels first discovered by DeVante Swing and branching to other artists discovered through him. The artists on Swing Mob included: Missy Elliott with the group Sista, Timbaland, Magoo, Ginuwine, Playa, Darryl Pearson, Tweet with the group Sugah, Majik, Jimmy Douglass, Stevie J., Maija Max, Bazaar Royale and Chad "Dr. Seuss" Elliot are all artists discovered by DeVante Swing.

After Swing Mob[edit]

Swing Mob folded in 1995, with a variety of reasons being attributed. According to Smoke E Digglera of Playa, the artists were forced to choose whether they wanted to be signed directly to Def Jam or through Swing Mob, causing a question of loyalty to arise amongst members. After Swing Mob folded, the artists continued to collaborate and brought new members in, such as Aaliyah, Skillz and Nicole Wray later on. The post-Swing Mob collective was informally called Da Bassment during the late-1990s. Elliott runs an Elektra Records-distributed label called Goldmind Records, and in 2000 Timbaland started an Interscope Records distributed label called Beat Club Records which has since folded. Timbaland started a new Interscope Records distributed label now called Mosley Music Group.


Da Bassment[edit]

  • 1993: Da Bassment Cru (Swing Mob/EastWest)



  • 1997: Untitled Album (unreleased) (Swing Mob)

Mad Skillz[edit]

Missy Elliott[edit]


Playa (band)[edit]




Mr. Dalvin[edit]


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