Swollen Members formed originally in 1996 with Mad Child, and Prevail, and collaborators Moka Only, and producer Rob the Viking, who is now an official group member.
They’re first major album, Bad Dreams, featured several singles that reached platinum status in Canada with guests Chalia 2na, Son Doobie, Joey Chavez and Moka Only. It earned Swollen Members their second Juno Award.
in 2002, Monsters in The Closet, featured one of their more popular tracks release, Breathe, which featured British Columbian popstar, Nelly Furtado. in 2003, they released Heavy, which ended up featuring tracks that ended up in video games SSX3
, and WWE Day of Reckoning, and WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw. 2005 Swollen Members released their 5th studio album, Black Magic featuring their single “Put Me On (Feat. Everlast)”. Their latest release, Dagger Mouth, released this month features its singles, Mr Impossible, and Bring Me Down featuring Saigon.
Growing up listening to Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Swollen Members was how we rolled. Touring around with our stereos up far to loud, hats backwards and just plain ol’ lookin fine was where it was at. It was so awesome to see them live again, all these years later in both our own hometown to boot! The crowd was NUTS for them! both Prevail and Mad Child got some amazing crowd interaction, with huge hype from not only the ladies, but the men that were there too. Overall, it was one of the best hip hop performances I had been to in a few years. Aside from it having the effect of a large arena style show, it still had the comfort of those old school underground shows we used to go to back in the day. As a stage presence myself, some artists are very tight about letting others on their stage, or within a certain distance… or even limiting photography to the first 15 minutes of the performances. Fortunately the guys from Swollen Members weren’t like that at all! They were all about a good time, and just getting the music up and out, which in turn made for some awesome shots!