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Swiff D


Steve “Swiff D” Thornton is a music producer known for his energetic “neck breaking” beats. The California native has worked with artists including Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Anthony Hamilton, David Banner, Jadakiss and Lil’ Wayne. He began to develop his beats in the church, as his father was a pastor. In 2014, Swiff produced Schoolboy Q’s hit single “Studio.”  (Photo: Josh Christopher/Mayor MGMT)