• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
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Even as a youngster, South Carolinian native DJ Swamp Izzo understood that consistency would be the key to becoming one of the biggest names in urban music. Now, in 2016, DJ Swamp Izzo has witnessed those dreams come full circle. He is one of the most influential DJs in the game, with affiliations to hip hop heavyweights like Birdman, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Drake. With prestigious honors from MTV, world tours, and spinning for President Obama on his growing list of accomplishments, Swamp Izzo is a man on a mission. From dominating the club scene to helping break some of rap’s most sought after independent artists, like Young Thug, Young Scooter, Future, Waka Flocka, and Gucci Mane, it is easy to see why the streets salute DJ Swamp Izzo.
When Swamp Izzo left South Carolina to make Atlanta his new home, he hit the ground running, adapting to change while making powerful connections along the way. Not long thereafter, Swamp Izzo landed a gig spinning four nights a week at T.I.’s Club Crucial on the west side of Atlanta, which allowed him to meet many movers and shakers on the city’s burgeoning music scene. However, it wasn’t until touring with D4L in 2006 that Swamp Izzo clarified his focus, mashed the gas, and made the decision to pursue music full-time. Swamp began a relentless campaign to expand his influence and visibility by dominating the club and mixtape scenes.
Aside from D4L, Swamp Izzo has toured with several musical heavy hitters, including Lil Wayne, Drake, Gucci Mane, Ludacris, Cassidy, Keith Sweat, and Nick Cannon. In 2006, Swamp Izzo served as the official DJ of the DUB Car Show. Since then, he has been booked to spin at private parties for industry elite, including 50 Cent and Sean “Diddy” Combs. In 2008, Swamp Izzo embarked on a fourteen-city tour of the Middle East and southwest Asia, including stops in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he earned the honor of spinning for deployed US troops and being the only professional spin-master to perform for President Barack Obama. However, the accolades don’t stop there: Swamp Izzo boasts several classic mixtapes in his catalog, including efforts from Young Scooter, Young Thug, and Soulja Boy’s “Juice”, which garnered him Top Mixtapes of 2011 honors from MTV.
Currently, Swamp Izzo is the official DJ for Birdman’s Rich Gang as well as Cash Money, where he works and tours alongside Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, who have collectively sold over 500 million albums. You can also find Swamp spinning four nights a week at Atlanta’s #1 strip club, The Blue Flame Lounge. In 2015, Swamp began this on air radio takeover, appearing regularly on Sirius XM Hip Hip Nation’s Hoodrich Radio, Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 FM, and DTLR Radio.
Despite his no-nonsense demeanor, Swamp Izzo’s hosting thrives off of his high energy and genuine love for great music. He recently has expanded his empire by opening MoJo’s Restaurant and Lounge on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr in the heart of Atlanta, and a hair salon, Lavish Crooks Hair Studio. Additionally, DJ Swamp Izzo still manages to find time to give back with the efforts of the Swamp Izzo Foundation, which regularly arranges visits with youth and feeding the homeless.
“I come from a place where there are not many positive outlets for kids growing up,” says Swamp, reflecting on his adolescence. “My goal is to put myself in a position where I am able to help those who are in similar situations coming up after me.”
Swamp Izzo’s hunger to continuously improve himself and his craft are the antidote for any form of complacency, and with goals still left to be realized, his work is far from finished. With faith, integrity, hard work, and consistency, Swamp Izzo continues to embody achievement, delivering good music to the masses while encouraging positive action.