The Process f. Matching Wits & Erok

from by Tom Swifty

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I'm really proud of my verse on this one. This was the first track we recorded for the mixtape over at Tony Phantom's place, and we recorded the verses in the order you hear them. Not to brag, but those guys took over an hour to do their verses, and I went in there and basically knocked mine out in one take. I remember I wanted to set a tone for the recording process; this mixtape was meant to be something we did quickly, with a lot of energy, and released almost immediately, and I'm glad we were able to pull it off. I love that everyone who was there that day (with Tony taking the place of DJ Elsewhere) joined in on the line: "We worked hard on it!"

NOTES FOR PARENTS: There are a couple pretty minor curse words, but I think it starts off pretty kid-friendly with A.Po saying he's "pooping on the competition" in the first verse. Erok, who also produced the beat, Keeps his verse pretty clean, too, but I drop an s-bomb on mine. Anyway, this one flows perfectly after the previous track, and if you decided they could handle that one, this one is fine, too.


from Nursery Rhymes: Clean​(​er) Cuts for the Kids, released May 1, 2016
from Matching Wits Talks to Teenagers vol. 1, released June 2010
Music: Erok & DJ Elsewhere. Vocals and lyrics: Tom Swifty & A.Po.



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Tom Swifty New York, New York

A former member of Minneapolis Hip-Hop crews Death Ray Scientific ( and Matching Wits (, Tom Swifty has performed at shows with artists like Sage Francis, Guante, Wide Eyes, Phillip Morris, Kristoff Krane, Kanser, Solillaquists of Sound, Heiruspecs, Carnage, and the late, great Eyedea, among others. ... more

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