The artiste Marvin Davis, known as Swappi Swappton or just Swappi has been on the Soca scene for over 15 years. The multi-talented entertainer always believed that he would ascend into the big leagues of the music industry. So said so done.
The now mega-popular artiste never thought that he would have had the opportunity to sing alongside Beenie Man or collaborate with Destra and Shal or even Machel Montano whom he has looked up to, learned from and admired since he was a little boy.
What “Swappi” has managed to do quite effectively is to bridge the gap between Jamaican dancehall and Trinbagonian soca. Unlike his ragga-soca predecessors, KMC and Bunji Garlin who perfected the lyrical, story-telling and street-savvy elements of the culture, “Swappi’s” style is rooted on the dance floor and came at a time when passa-passa dancing had captivated the masses and is now a part and parcel of Carnival culture.
This year Swappi’s new single ANA has taken the airways by storm. Despite being down and out for some time, the artiste stepped back into the light with a bang. Swappi looks forward to “plenty love” and “good vibes” in 2017.