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Swing Mob

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Founded  1991
Status  Defunct
Country of origin  United States
Founder  DeVante Swing
Genre  Various
Associated acts  Ginuwine, Tweet
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Distributor(s)  Elektra Records (In the US) Polydor Records (Outside of the US)
Similar  DeVante Swing, Playa, Ginuwine, Dalvin DeGrate, Timbaland & Magoo

Swing Mob (sometimes known as Da Bassment Cru) was a R&B/hip hop collective consisting of artists and/or record labels first discovered by Jodeci member DeVante Swing. 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 among others, although all official members had never been confirmed. A list of some known artists in Swing Mob at the time of the groups activity can be found in the liner notes of Jodeci's third studio album, The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel.


Swing Mob DA BASSMENT Crew aka Swing Mob The Rise Fall amp Rise Of One Of

After Swing Mob

Swing Mob Jodeci quotI39m Still Waitingquot Swing Mob Radio Remix YouTube

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.

Swing Mob Da Bassment aka Swing Mob quotLove You Downquot 1996 YouTube

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. After Playa broke up, member Static Major found mainstream success in writing songs for other artists including Swing Mob alumni Aaliyah (Try Again, Are You That Somebody?), Pretty Ricky (Your Body), and Lil Wayne's #1 hit song "Lollipop" before his untimely death in 2008. Various songs of Swing Mob's early work has been leaked including a "Demo Tape" under the name Da Bassment Cru which mainly consists of low-quality demos and unreleased songs by Swing Mob artists, including an unreleased Jodeci song.


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Ellott and Timbaland - along with the remaining Swing Mob members Playa and Ginuwine - started a spin-off musical collective called the Superfriends. Members also included Nicole Wray, Tweet, Magoo and Aaliyah.

Da Bassment

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

  • 1994: 4 All the Sistas Around da World (Elektra)
  • Sugah

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

  • 1995: From Where??? (Big Beat/Atlantic)
  • 2002: I Ain't Mad No More (Rawkus)
  • Missy Elliott

  • 1997: Supa Dupa Fly (Goldmind/Elektra/Violator)
  • 1999: Da Real World (Goldmind/Elektra/Violator)
  • Timbaland

    Swing Mob Jodeci quotWhat About Us Swing Mob remixquot produced by Timbaland
  • 1995: Untitled Album (unreleased w/ Magoo) (Swing Mob)
  • 1997: Welcome To Our World (w/ Magoo) (Blackground)
  • 1998: Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment (Blackground)
  • 2001: Indecent Proposal (w/ Magoo) (Blackground)
  • Playa

    Swing Mob Friday Afternoon Thread Swing Mob Da Bassment Week Pragmatic
  • 1995: Untitled Album (unreleased) (Swing Mob)
  • 1998: Cheers 2 U (Def Jam)
  • 2003: Never Too Late (shelved) (Blackground/Def Jam)
  • 2009: Unreleased Compilation
  • Ginuwine

  • 1995: Untitled Album (unreleased) (Swing Mob)
  • 1996: Ginuwine...The Bachelor (550 Music/Epic)
  • 1999: 100% Ginuwine (550 Music/Epic)
  • 2001: The Life (550 Music/Epic)
  • Aaliyah

  • 1996: One in a Million (Blackground)
  • 2001: Aaliyah (Blackground)
  • Tweet

  • 2002: Southern Hummingbird (Atlantic)
  • Mr. Dalvin

  • 2000: Met.A.Mor.Phic (Maverick)
  • Soundtracks

  • 1994: Above the Rim
  • 1995: Dangerous Minds
  • 1998: Dr. Dolittie
  • 2000: Romeo Must Die
  • References

    Swing Mob Wikipedia