Today we’d like to introduce you to Guy “G-Swift” Rutembesa.
Hi Guy “G-Swift”, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I’m originally from Kigali, Rwanda and growing up, I was always intrigued with anything that had to do with words, music and expression. So since I could remember, I’d already set my mind on going somewhere I could truly explore that urge because at the time that I was growing up, there wasn’t that many outlets or programs for me to do so in my hometown, which by the way is currently a very beautiful and thriving place to visit and connect with, and LA seemed like that very place so after finishing high school I went about planning to move here to pursue just that and I eventually did a year later and started my LA journey.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Nope, it’s been the exact opposite of “smooth”. From having to become familiar with a whole different society to dealing with immigration issues down the road as I was striving to move forward with my acting career after enrolling and training at a theatre academy, the LACC theatre academy to be precise. To going through the trial and error phase of making music because I was fairly new to doing at the level that a city like LA requires. But one thing about me is I always step up to the plate and face any challenge head on and thankfully, I’ve been able to push forward and get rid of a lot of those obstacles.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m an actor and a rapper. That’s what I currently really specialize in artistically. Currently, I’m featured on a mixtape with a collective of really dope and seasoned artists titled “44OBE the mixtape vol.1” released under 44 sounds @44sounds and OhBoi entertainment @ohboient. I have an EP out titled “Trials and Tribulations” that I released early 2020. I also have Independent films I’ve done. The most notable one is one titled “The Zim”. I’m proud of everything I get to do artistically because with every project, I learn something new and the growth is something I strive for. I always say that the next always has to be better than the last because you’d better have grown, however much or little, from your last endeavor.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m definitely looking forward to releasing new music under the 44sounds banner and ohBoi entertainment as well. Starting working on another EP titled “level up season” and loving how we’re currently going about getting that done. I’m starting back auditioning and sharpening my acting skills as well post covid shutting the industry down. I look forward to the journey and experiencing new things on this path. Especially while using the lessons and insights I’ve acquired thus far. Definitely striving to keep leveling up
- Email: Guyr76@gmail.com
- Website: https://songwhip.com/44sounds/44obe-the-mixtape-vol-1
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/g_swift_/
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/user/goodmusic352
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