Kid Swizzy - Hippy (Mixtape) / by Alex Young

Call on a "Hippy" for a pleasant mood, or at least for some spiritual motivation. In the form of music, "Hippy" is a mixtape by Local Foreigner Kid Swizzy.

Swizzy is a Pittsburgh-based artist who finds himself in a creatively progressive environment. His mates in the Local Foreigners group and his skate affiliates in We're Not Free crew allows their individual and artistic attitudes to manifest in songs and defiant, youthful activities.

Themes of free spirit, drive, and camaraderie fill Swizzy's new "Hippy" project. "I put my all in we did it, my team we all the way committed," the Kid raps in his "Perception" track. While Swizzy's work bolsters his rap career, it also symbolizes the fun he and his friends have. "We live when we awake," he says in "Earned This." When fans and listeners dive further into Swizzy, Local Foreigners, and We're Not Free, the fun they have as a collective is easily visible. Watch W.N.F. footage from skate sessions and antics to feel the groups' vibe.

Beyond hearing youths like Ahse, Jake The Kid, and James Perry on the Swizzy tape, people should attend the release party for "Hippy" at The Bushnel tomorrow, Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. Free entry is available, and Ahse, Jake, James, Swizzy, and other members from the crew like Que Dafoe will perform. Local rappers Deemtrill and Seas will be there in support as well. DJ Spillz will host the event.

Absorb "Hippy" below via SoundCloud.

The Bushnel 

4415 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213