Sway Calloway is likely one of the most iconic figures in music journalism, and he’s now been acknowledged because the JAY-Z of Hip Hop Media in line with Rob Markman.
Throughout a current roundtable dialogue on Rotation Roundtable on Amazon Music, the Genius Vice President began by saying he prefers to be on the proverbial media basketball court docket together with his media friends, together with Nyla Symone Speedy Morman, Elliott Wilson, and Sway himself.
After Amazon govt Tim Hinshaw requested Rob Markman who he believes is the “Hov of this media shit,” he didn’t hesitate to call the 52-year-old host of Sway In The Morning. “It’s one Hov,” he stated. “Sway. For me, it’s Sway.”
Nyla Symone chimed in and talked about Angie Martinez, to which Markman agreed and stated: “Shoutout to Angie.”
“And Angie too, however Sway, like Sway interviewed Large[gie],” Markman talked about earlier than Hindshaw adopted up and stated that “Angie interviewed Pac.”
“For me, Angie and Sway,” Markman concluded.
Sway Calloway is the JAY-Z of Hip Hop media, declares Rob Markmanhttps://t.co/52WCdDsvQr
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) July 29, 2023
It’s not simply Markman who feels this fashion. Lil Child and Rylo Rodriguez stated in a July episode of Advanced’s G.O.A.T. Speak that additionally they really feel as if Sway Calloway is the G.O.A.T. (Best Of All Time) of Hip Hop media. Each rappers agreed that Sway is “cool” and “doesn’t say something out the way in which.”
Child and Rylo’s admission prompted Rap Radar host and former XXL editor Elliott Wilson to take subject with their reply, prompting him to repost the clip on each his Twitter and Instagram with the caption: “… And I took that personally.”
He additionally posted a Breakfast Membership section on Instagram the place the morning crew have been discussing his reply to Child and Rylo’s assertion and gave props to Sway Calloway and Angie Martinez.
“Give Sway + Ang props [trophy emojis] However that’s the place it stops,” he stated. However, as soon as Rob Markman got here throughout Wilson’s tweet, he responded by asking: “Rattling, Sway can’t have his flowers?”
Rattling, Sway can’t have his flowers? https://t.co/ML4SlCKJHo
— Rob Markman 💭 (@RobMarkman) July 13, 2023
Markman and Wilson engaged in a short back-and-forth spat on Twitter with Markman calling out the Rap Radar co-host after he stated, “the rap sport and the rap media sport ain’t used to competitors. And it reveals.”
“Nah man, we simply don’t like clown shit,” Markman stated in a since-deleted tweet. “You be hating over there and inform all people ‘it’s simply competitors.’ However I do know the actual cause you appearing out. Because you so chatty, you gonna inform the folks or nah?”
Each males continued to debate the state of Hip Hop media earlier than squashing their points altogether. “We spoke truthfully,” Markman acknowledged in one other since-deleted tweet. “We have now a greater understanding of one another’s perspective. Salute to @ElliottWilson.”
Except for his points with Drake allegedly shunning rap media, Wilson — who had a storied tenure as XXL‘s outspoken Editor-in-Chief within the 2000s — has been on a tirade since Advanced launched its Hip Hop Media Energy rating checklist in April.
Whereas Sway got here in very low on the checklist at No. 23, Wilson got here in at No. 8. Joe Budden ended up taking the No. 1 spot.
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In the meantime, Rob Markman has persistently given Sway Calloway his props as being one of many folks that helped form his profession in Hip Hop media.
Throughout a Could interview on T-Ache’s Nappy Boy Radio podcast, the previous senior editor at MTV spoke a couple of piece of recommendation Sway gave him early in his profession whereas on the music community.
“He instructed me, ‘Bro, you’re going to get some alternatives, however when that digital camera come on, don’t change who you might be,’” he stated. “Be precisely who you might be — he was like, ‘The digital camera adjustments folks.’”
Sway himself has but to return ahead and declare that he’s on the high of the Hip Hop media meals chain, however it doesn’t appear to matter as loads of persons are doing it for him.