DJ Michael Watts strives
on Houston's Swisha House Records
Up-tempo beats, potent lyrics and versatile
rap abilities personify local label Swisha House Records. Houston's north
side label, led by DJ
Michael Watts, first became an unexpected
powerhouse in the South with its circulating underground hit "Drank Up
in My Cup."
Its young but successful tenure can also
be linked to newcomer Big Tiger and veteran rapper/producer Mista Masta
Big Tiger stems from Acres Homes with 10
years of experience in the rap game, beginning as a youngster in the loosely
formed Texas Boys.
His 1998 introduction and impromptu performance
for Watts resulted in his inclusion in the Swisha House family.
Big Tiger's contribution to the Swisha
House compilation The Day Hell Broke Loose drew attention to his ability
and prepared him for his
own first full CD release, I Came To Wreck.
"Expect a platinum album," Big Tiger said.
"Expect the unexpected 'cause we're gonna take this worldwide." The entire
CD is a tribute to
jamming beats laced with energetic rhymes.
Big Tiger's résumé claims
numerous track appearances, a solo CD and stage sharing with Master P and
Cash Money Millionaires, which
work in supplying opportunities for more
accomplishments and longevity.
Hustlin' tapes out of parking lots launched
Da Mista Masta Archie Lee's career from music hustling to rapping and producing.
The north-side-born-and-raised Archie Lee
Tatmon hooked up with Michael Watts to freestyle and produce mixed tapes,
opportunities to perform shows in H-Town.
After two years of unexpected musical moves,
Swisha House emerged to heighten Mista Masta's rap contribution to the
game with The Day
Hell Broke Loose.
Mista Masta's eight years as a rapper promoted
his extension to a producer specializing in party beats. His style has
ripened in his three
years as a producer.
As one of the major co-founders of Swisha
House, Archie Lee is sure to continue his reign.
Swisha House has an assortment of hip-hop
releases available, including Warning, Final Chapter 2k2, I Came To Wreck,
Da Mista Masta
Archie Lee and Choppin' Em' Up Pt. 5.
Look out for these releases and continue to show up for H-Town artists.
Check out Mystikal live in concert this
weekend at Platinum City, located at 428 Parker Rd., just off Interstate