EXCLUSIVE: EaSWay is San Francisco’s New Boldly Rap Advocate for Social Justice

Get familiar with SF-based rapper and songwriter EaSway as we not only premiere his debut project today but also shed some light on the burgeoning creative's intriguing story. Aside from the socially-charged compositions packed with melodics and lyrical substance, the University of Southern California social science and neuroscience double-major shares his unique perspective of being a millennial African-American artist.

His latest project incites discussions about social issues ranging from racial prejudice to artistic existentialism. Along with the music, EaSway is unique not only in his innate rapping talent but also his strong sense of community devotion. EaSway conceptualizes and paints all cover arts and sells the physical canvases to donate to public school Fine Arts Programs. We all know there's an epidemic of "fake woke" celebrities and artists out there and be clear, he's certainly not one of them.

Listen to The Panther in the Room EP down below and see why he may be poised to become one of the most influential young artists in the hip-hop.

What are some of your musical influences?

I’m influenced by all music as long as it’s honest. I feel the same about all artistic expression. I find honesty inspirational because it’s something that’s rarely ever given away in its purest form. When an artist or anyone is willing and talented enough to be completely honest, there’s a vulnerability in that which can allow others to connect, even if they may not completely understand the things you’re being honest about.

You're currently enrolled in college as a neuroscience major, what are you looking to accomplish with that?

I actually did the neuroscience program at USC for 3 years but switched to social sciences with a psychology emphasis when I decided I was less interested in the medical practice of the brain but I ...

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