Yung Swiss

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Yung Swiss
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Yung Swiss performing at SA Hip Hop Awards, December 2016
Background information
Birth nameSteve Dang
Also known asXikwembu
Born (1994-05-29) 29 May 1994 (age 24)
OriginRosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
Associated acts

Steve Dang, (Born 29 May 1994), better known by his stage name Yung Swiss, is a Cameroonian-born South African hip hop recording artist, singer, songwriter and performer from Rosettenville, Johannesburg.[1] His breakthrough 2015 single David Genaro[2], which was a tribute to actor Jamie Bartlett for his role as puppet master and mogul-villain "David Genaro", which he plays in the popular local drama series, Rhythm City.[3] The song aired multiple times during the screening of credits, pre and post of the television drama-series airings.

Yung Swiss' "Mayo" chorus which was a freestyle on DJ Speedsta's single is his highest charting hit single as it was the most played record on South African radio stations for 12 weeks in a row, as well as being #1 on the African Chart on Beat 99 FM Nigeria. Mayo also went Gold 10 Months after its official release.[4]

Yung Swiss is currently signed to Playground Productions.

On 25 November 2016, Swiss released his debut project an EP titled Bottom Baby based on his personal life and the struggles and challenges he encountered during his rise in the industry. Bottom Baby's singles include "The High", "Jungle" ft. K.O, "Where The Work At" ft. Nadia Nakai & "Locked Up" ft Stanley Enow.[5]

Early life[edit]

In early 2015, Swiss released his first single with South African rap sensation Reason, titled 'I Love It'. The single made its debut on South Africa's leading youth radio station, Yfm, while the music video for said single debut on the infamous MTV Base Swiss later released his second single 'David Genaro', from his EP titled 'The Desiree Project'. The song is a tribute to well-known actor Jamie Bartlett for his role as Puppet master, mogul-villain 'David Genaro', which he plays in popular local drama series, Rhythm City. Since its release, the song has been aired multiple times during the screening of credits, pre and post of the television drama-series is aired. Due to its gaining nationwide popularity and exceptional reception by Rhythm City's viewers, the song has since then become somewhat of a theme song for the television drama series and a popular song in South Africa.

Career[edit]

In 2015, Yung Swiss released his first single with South African rapper Reason, titled I Love It, which made its debut on the radio station YFM. It also aired on other radio stations such as 5FM. The I love it music debuted on MTV BASE Africa.

Yung Swiss released the remix for his second single #DavidGenaroRemix on 8 April 2016 which was the most downloaded track of the week on Slikour OnLife.[6]

Yung Swiss released a promotional single "Locked Up" for his debut project Bottom Baby featuring Cameroon's powerhouse Stanley Enow The track received instant positive reviews, as he had crossed International borders so early in his career.[7]

On 4 November 2016, Yung Swiss released his third single titled "The High" which is currently climbing on charts across radio stations and has peaked at #1 on YFM's Hot99HipHop and #1 on 5FM's The Stir Up.[8]

Yung Swiss has also collaborated with fellow labelmates Ricky Tyler & Astryd Brown[9].

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Bottom Baby
  • Released:25 November 2016
  • Label: Playground Productions
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title
2015 "I Love It "
(featuring Reason)
[Produced by Playground Productions]
"David Genaro"
[Produced by Playground Productions]
2016 "David Genaro Remix"
(featuring Dj Speedsta, Reason, Ginger Trill)
[Produced by Playground Productions]
"Locked Up"
(featuring Stanley Enow)
[Produced by Playground Productions]
"The High"
[Produced by Playground Productions]

Singles as featured artist[edit]

Year Title Album
2016 "Mayo"

(DJ Speedsta featuring Yung Swiss, Tellaman Shane Eagle, Frank Casino) [Produced by Gemini Major]

"Paying"

(Nadia Nakai featuring Yung Swiss) [Produced by Playground Productions]

Bragga

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yung Swiss is dropping a new track", Channel 24, 25 October 2016, retrieved 2 February 2017
  2. ^ "New Release: Young Swiss – David Genaro Remix Video [ft Reason, Ginger Trill]". SA Hip Hop Mag. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  3. ^ "David Genaro – Single". iTunes. Yung Swiss. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "DJ Speedsta's Mayo goes gold! – SA Breaking News". SA Breaking News. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Bottom Baby – EP". iTunes. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Stream And Download: @YungSwissPgp x @DJSpeedsta, @ReasonHD_ @Ginger_Trill – #DavidGenaro". 8 April 2016.
  7. ^ "DOWNLOAD " Yung Swiss – Locked Up Ft. Stanley Enow " Hitvibes". 9 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Yung Swiss – The High". iTunes. Yung Swiss. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  9. ^ "NEW VIDEO: Astryd Brown- FOUR Ft. Yung Swiss". Online Youth Magazine | Zkhiphani.com. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018.

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