Tampa, Fla.-After years of tantalizing audiences of central Florida with dynamic dance moves, convincing acting roles and positive musical vibrations, teenage prodigy Gitt Swift heats up central Florida with his King House Records independent single and video release “Tighten Up.”
The single and video is set to be released in July 2012. The video is directed by Justin Petrone with Status Industries and includes appearances by fellow Florida rappers Young AJ and Lil Brus.
“I want to be the one to change the game,” says Gitt Swift, “and make it cool to make good positive music.”
And that is exactly what he has been doing since he was first introduced to the world of music. Born Sayquon Devonte King, the youngster’s first taste of entertainment came at the tender age of four when he performed a lead role in urban-produced film “Stuck On Broke.” Gleaming on stage, the entire audience and cast members recognized that God had graced this kid with an extraordinary talent to entertain.
From then on, Gitt Swift excelled in any form of talent display that he could take part in. He would attend concerts headlining artist like Famous Kid Brick, Canton Jones and Mr. Del, former member of the Oscar-winning, platinum-selling rap group Three 6 Mafia, and by any means necessary, Gitt Swift would find his way to the stage and steal the show with his distinctive dance moves.
He made such an impact that Mr. Del would later start requesting Gitt Swift’s presence to dance on stage any time he performed in the Tampa Bay area. This is where he earned the name Gitt Swift. Because he was young and fearless on stage, people always would say “man, that gitt (meaning youngster) is swift.”
With such a positive but jamming sound and an explosive stage presence, Gitt Swift has been sought after to perform for thousands at concerts, schools, parties, churches, colleges, hair competitions and fashion shows. Gitt Swift has also been graced with the opportunity to perform at Oprah Winfrey’s Boys and Girls Club in her home town in Kosciusko, Miss., the Southern Entertainment Awards in Memphis, Tenn., Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla. and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in the center of downtown Tampa.
Well-grounded and encouraged by his family, Gitt Swift picked up a microphone. And within a few weeks, he had written more than 20 songs, which were formed into his debut mixtape History in the Making. He moved several hundred copies as soon as the mixtape was unleashed.
Now with a more-defined ambition and industry experience, Gitt Swift and his family formed independent label King House Records and a publishing company. Now, Gitt Sift is set to release his new debut single “Tighten-Up” along with his music video in July 2012.