It takes more than one to bring real swag to the stage and these 12 performers ranging from ages 13 to 21 have it down packed. Meet S.W.A.G., which stands for Satisfaction With A Guarantee as they take on the world one stage at a time. So, get ready to meet AJ, Icon, J-Stackz, Imani, Jade, Cami, Erin, KP, Ty Scott, Travis, S-Lee and Sage in an exclusive interview with Tween Girl Style Magazine!
How did the group get started performing together?
Travis: Well the way we began performing is kind of funny. It started out as just AJ, Cami, I myself and Sage only doing one performance, but that one performance had such an impact that we had to make ourselves into a real group. It took Momma Bear to convince us to do it until we really became serious. Then we realized we could use more people so we searched and had auditions and within a week or 2 we had what is now S.W.A.G
What is your favorite musical artist and what type of music do you like?
Jade: My Favorite musical artist would have to be Chris Brown. I like R&B and hip-hop music.
J-Stackz: My favorite music artist is Drake because he just doesn’t rap he can sing a little bit and I think I can do the same but with a rick Ross flow. I like R and B, rap and also hip-hop.
AJ: My favorite musical artist is Drake. I like hip-hop, R&B, rock, and pop music.
Erin: My favorite musical artist is Chris Brown. I like all types of music!
Cami: I like all kinds of music rock, R&B, hip-hop, pop, skrillex, house and dance. I don’t have a favorite artist, but I like Beyonce and Miguel.
Sage: I’d have to say Rihanna and Keri Hilson. I love to listen to R&B.
KP: My Favorite Musical Artist is Chris Brown. I listen to all types of music. I love music, so when it comes to music I don’t judge.
Ty Scott: My favorite musical artist of all time Michael Jackson but of this Hip hop era it would have to be Chris Brown. I listen to hip-hop, Rap and R&B
S-Lee: I have a few favorite musical artists such as Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Neyo, Common, Maxwell, Jamie Foxx, Nas, Usher, Keri Hilson and Brandy.
Travis: I love all types of music but my favorite would have to be hip-hop.
Icon: Chris Brown R&B.
Imani: My favorite musical artist varies. I have a top 4 Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Ciara, and Keyshia Cole.
Where can you picture the group, or what do you wish the group could do in the next 5 years? Or in the near future?
Imani: I can picture the group starting a huge tour, and having great performances all over the world. I can also see us doing collaborations with many great artists as well as young talented dancers. And also being on television.
How much fun is it working together in a group?
Cami: Working together with S.W.A.G. is life changing. There is a time for everything. There’s a time to be serious, funny, crazy, and lazy. We have our moments but deep down we all get along well.
What is the most memorable moment to date with the group?
Jade: The most memorable moment with the group I would have to say is when we met Anthony Burrell (Beyonce’s choreographer). We had a lot of fun getting to know him and him giving us great advice and compliments
Erin: The most memorable moment to date about the group would be our first live concert.
Cami: The most memorable date in the group is the opening number for our first concert and as soon as the curtains opened everyone began to scream!
Travis: The most memorable moment with S.W.A.G would have to be our first concert when the curtains first opened and the audience was screaming to the top of their lungs.
What would you like our readers to know about S.W.A.G?
KP: I want the readers to know that we are a young positive group, filled with hard working, dedicated and motivated people, who are all outgoing and very talented. We are different and fresh and are destined for greatness.