R-Swift, a native New Yorker, now resides in Philadelphia, is an avid poet and lyricist. Although he began rapping when he was 11 years old and wanted to do things his own way, God inspired him to start his ministry at the age of 17 in 1998. Initially, he only rapped around his friends and in church until the lord saw it fit to move R-Swift's ministry beyond the four walls of the church.
Living most of his life in Philly; surrounded by the influence of sex, money, drugs, popularity, and the constant rush for fame. He began to put his hope in the wrong thins such as selling drugs, sexual immorality, and living a violent lifestyle. While on the road to becoming a product of his environment, he still wanted to do good. Attempting to do so he became a member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Men's Choral, was an award recipient of the Concerned Black Men Inc., and a featured performer at the William Ross Scholarship Banquet.
Currently, Swift is actively involved with the Youth Study Center in Philadelphia (a detention center for youth offenders) where he ministers the Gospel.
R-Swift now makes it his duty to show the love of Christ Jesus through his lifestyle, spreading the gospel of reconciliation to all who will hear. From nightclubs to corner cypha's to underground hip-hop spots. Wherever the Lord sends him, he goes with the same message: Christ and him crucified.
R-Swift gives all Glory to God, who is the Author and the Finisher of his faith. He is a faithful member of Antioch Christian Fellowship (of Calvary Chapel) where Aaron Campbell is pastor.
Through lyrical evangelism, teaching and preaching, he is fulfilling the vision that God has given him - to tell the untold and reach the un-reached. To rebuild ancient ruins, to raise up age old foundations, to be a repairer of broken walls, and restorer of the streets; in accordance to Isaiah 58:12.