E-Swift with his “dope” Tapco speakers
Eric E. Brooks, aka E-Swift, recently installed a pair of Tapco S-8 Active Studio Monitors in his 2,000 square-foot project studio in Los Angeles.
Since the early ’90’s Eric E. Brooks, aka E-Swift, has been heavily involved in the hip-hop music scene. Starting out as a DJ in Los Angeles with a remarkable collection of records, E-Swift connected with J-Ro and Tash, who joined forces in 1992 to form one of the most successful hip-hop groups of recent years, Tha Alkaholiks. During the last decade, Tha Alkaholiks have been a constant fixture in both the commercial and underground Rap scene worldwide, and E-Swift has turned his focus from DJ to producer.
For the past seven months, E-Swift has been in the studio working hard on the 5th installment in Tha Alkaholiks discography, Firewater, which is tentatively planned for a May 2005 release. “I’ve been using the S•8’s for most of my mixing and pre-production,” noted Swift. “These speakers are really dope. The sound is punchy and clear, not muddy at all. I like the bottom end too, it’s not too overwhelming.”
“The volume capabilities are great too,” continued Swift “Sometimes speakers peak too early, but the S•8’s are so durable you can just kind of beat ‘em up.
“Right now I’m putting together a series of super groups, combining current members from groups like Goody Mobb, Wu-Tang, and Organized Confusion,” continues Swift. “I really just want to add a little spice and variety to the hip-hop industry in 2005.”
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