Rest in Peace, Ethan.
Swell Merchants (Ethan the Barber and Young Ass Nico) have burst into Utah rap fans’ consciousness. In the past couple of years with magnum force. Now that they’ve gained a following, they’ve started to refine their style and streamline their crew by experimenting with new producers and DJs.One thing they didn’t change was their passion for life, their amazing energy, their solidarity, and their love of partying and having fun.
Original Post – December 1, 2016
We spent a lazy Sunday afternoon talking about music, sports, our thoughts on social media interactions, and of course, Utah Hip-Hop.
Although there is a lot to complain about for young men of color living in a homogenous community, it seems as if the duo focuses on being positive, networking with local talent (such as Khensu, Erasole James, and Apaullo) and finding ways to navigate their wave into a successful movement.
To find out more about the Swell Merchants listen to this episode and look for their music on SoundCloud at: