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Meet Mid-Michigan's Most Known, Unknown: Skwynts

Artist: Justin "Skwynts" Louth.

Genre: Hip-Hop.

Where are you from?

"Lansing, MI"

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?

"Honestly, I'm a vegetable Gardener!"

What first got you into music?

"Growing up in Michigan in my early years, Motown was found in almost every household. My mother listed to Motown and my father listened to Rock and roll and country music. My life was filled with amazing music at an early age. From Marvin Gaye, Dianna Ross, Issey Brothers, Steve Miller band, Ozzy Osborne, Hank Williams to Waylon Jennings. It wasn't until A Black Sunday in 1993 I found my musical calling. The radio said " we have a new joint from Cypress Hill called Insane in the Membrane up Next." It was 10 seconds in when I knew hip-hop was for me. I quickly ran to hit the record button on the tape deck. For hours, I went back listening and writing down the lyrics, trying to learn the words. This is how I felt I knew it was destiny for me to write music. I was blown away by the mix of rock, rap and a unique sound. My love for hip-hop was born."

What’s next for you?

"The future for me is unwritten, but I can tell you there is a lot to come. I have tons of new music, videos, merchandise and shows. I'm working on a few joint projects too.. a love album, with my beautiful girlfriend, the love of my life, called 332 Miles To You, and soon a Rap Metal album."

Any additional information/key notes-?

"I'm on Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer, Shazam and others."

Tell us about your latest project/single (release date, title, tours, etc.)

"I drop monthly singles, but I recently released an album called "A Phoenix". It's on all major platforms. MVNDI and I have 2 shows coming up called 2 Nights in June. June 23rd is at Carl's Tavern in New Haven, Indiana. June 24th is at Sirens in Saint Johns, Michigan. Both shows have a great line up and tickets are available on my website."

Give us 2 of your favorite Quotes.

"Its better to be a Warrior in a garden, than a Gardner in a war. Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson."

Who is your dream collab?

"Chino Moreno and Andre 3000."

What are your most newsworthy mentions?

"(I'll be honest I don't like this question for some reason, but I don't know) 2 back to back sold out shows."

Keep up with Skwynts Here!

Author: TheSageCorey

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