By Kim Coco
New York City Brooklyn Drill Artist and WOO AFFLIATE RAH SWISH is back in the headlines again after the recent debut of his new album entitled “MAYOR OF THE STREETS” via WOO ENT. / EMPIRE. The 10 track album that debuted on 6/16/21 and features artists like: Smokepurpp and fellow New Yorkers Ron Suno, Fetty Luciano, Leeky G Bando, and Young Costomado. The album producers include NYC legends the Trackmasters, along with local figures like Jbanga, Jetz, just to name a few.
His latest project is a follow up to his 2020 album “WOO FOREVER.” Since the release, fans are calling “MAYOR OF THE STREETS”, the Canarsie Native’s best work to date while others are saying it could very well be Drill Music’s Album of the Year. Listen to THE ALBUM!
MAYOR OF THE STREETS Track listing/Producers:
1. Trending Topics (Jetz & Gills)
2. Shooter or Not (Gishova,H2O, Loco Beatz)
3. Knotz ft Smokepurpp (Jetz, LucaBeats)
4. Woo Back (Jetz)
5. El Otro (Benji Beats, Skyliner, Juizbape’d)
6. Hashtag RS ft Ron Suno (Jbanga)
7. Ilgauskas (Ben10k, Sad Pony, Cubeatz)
8. Woo It Again (TrackMasters, H2O, GisHova)
9. Warm Ups ft. Leeky G Bando (Jetz)
10. Woo Back (Remix) ft Fetty Luciano & Young Costamado (Jetz)
Rah Swish first announced the upcoming album earlier this year and dropped teasers up until its release while fans have been patiently waiting to see what “MAYOR OF THE STREETS” would hold. Prior to the official release of RAH’s new album, he WORLD PREMIERED a new short film from his Official BK Series entitled “BK JUICE”. The short film was a follow up from last year’s “BK Belly.” The film drew up hype for the upcoming release of RAH SWISH’s new album. Fans were so impressed by the Drill Artist’s natural acting abilities that it left some wondering if the rapper would be making the cross over to the Big Screen in the near future. RAH says “That’s definitely the plan- The goal for the future. I’ve never been the type of artist to box myself in to just one thing, or like one area of the industry so yes- film and movies are something I’m going to explore more in the future.”
The short film which premiered on June 7th not only features the rapper as an actor, but also it features music off his album “MAYOR OF THE STREETS” with single “Hashtag RS ft Ron Suno” (Jbanga) being the biggest to be featured. The short film Stars: Rah Swish, Ron Suno, Kevin Eubanks, Curtis Power and although RAH tells me he isn’t the creative director behind the film, he DOES say the whole series is a play off his love for for directors like Hype Williams and Dave Meyers by giving nods to cultural classics like Juice, and Belly. Rah Swish is the very first drill artist to drop short films prior to the release of his albums and says he decided to create BK Juice also as a way of thinking outside the box from just your average marketing and promo of upcoming music. He also goes on to tell me that in addition to acting in the future, he also has been moving forward with his team to dive deeper into the world of Music Publishing and Licensing by submitting his music for TV and Film.
RAH SWISH also talks about how he use to write music and step in the booth to record but, over the past 15 months he stopped doing that altogether. His process of creating music now- to my surprise is “I step in the booth, no pen or paper and I once I get a vibe for the beat, I go wherever it takes me. No preparation at all really.”
He also talks about his relationship with WOO Affliate- the Late Pop Smoke. I asked Rah what is something that he learned from the very first US artist to put Brooklyn Drill Music on the map that he will take with him during the journey of his career. “Pop was always working, always in the studio and always pushing me to the next level. He would call me and say “Yooo… we gotta stay working to apply that pressure. So even when I think I need a break or the work is done- it’s really never done because I hear Pop in my head saying those words and it pushing me to want to be the greatest.” He also says one thing that will never change for him with the fame is how he will always put on for his people in the WOO and he will also continue to go back for the rest of his day ones in Brooklyn.
As the very Next Up in Brooklyn Drill Music, Rah Swish will continue to carry the torch for The Woo with so many exciting new projects coming in the future. Follow RAH on Social Media and for all Inquiries: