Pettie Perkins | Contributing Writer
Nathan Swihart (Nay Nay) is a hip-hop artist from Virginia Beach. He is a current graduate student at Old Dominion University in the MBA Program. His undergraduate studies were also at ODU where he graduated summa cum laude. He just released his sophomore album, “The Dapper Don.”
Swihart has been known to create entertaining and innovative material by mixing many different genres into his work. He has developed a fan base by frequently performing at several different venues in his hometown. Along with opening for major acts including 50 Cent, Trey Songz, Diplo, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Dizzy Wright, Lil Dicky, Timbaland, Ma$e, Jidenna and Daya.
Nay Nay’s success as an artist will continue to grow through his love of music, dedication to his craft, constant interaction with his fans, and drive to stay authentic.
“The Dapper Don” follows his debut album “Lost in Space.” It is a highly versatile project that is over two years in the making. The album features a range of both local Hampton Roads artists and national artists, including top 40 billboard rapper Hendersin and Travis Thompson, who appears on Macklemore’s latest album and recently performed on Jimmy Fallon. The songs on “The Dapper Don” appeal to many different musical tastes. The album was mixed and mastered by another graduate of ODU, Severin Di Croce.
February 24, 2018 Shelly Slocum
Independent artist Nathan Swihart released his second album and recalls the journey of his musical career.
On Jan. 31, local artist Nathan Swihart, 23, released his second album which he titled The Dapper Don.
The Dapper Don is Swihart’s sophomore release, following his debut album Lost in Space. It is a “highly versatile project” that is over two years in the making, according to Swihart, who goes by the stage name Nay Nay.
The album features a range of both local and national artists, including top 40 billboard rapper Hendersin and Travis Thompson, who appears on Macklemore’s latest album and recently performed on Jimmy Fallon.
As an independent artist, Swihart has become well rounded in all aspects of the music industry.
“I do everything completely independent,” said Swihart. “I have no manager, no agent, no PR.”