Swishahouse is a Houston, Texas based independent, southern rap record label. Its name was coined by former member Lil' Mario. The name derives from Swisher Sweets. Acres Homes/Homestead/Northside is where many of the current/former artists hail.
Thanks to the success of "Still Tippin'" (a song that was originally featured on The Day Hell Broke Loose 2 in 2003), Swishahouse was able to sign a deal with Asylum Records to gain national distribution. In addition to screwing and chopping Swishahouse's releases, Michael Watts has been commissioned to screw and chop several rap albums such as the Lil Jon's Crunk Juice, Juvenile's "Juve The Great", Dem Franchize Boyz's On Top of Our Game, and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter & Tha Carter II and more.
Watts has been heavily criticized in the past by some Houston rappers for not acknowledging the talent of DJ Screw, even to the point of admitting that he did not like the screwed genre until he himself was convinced to start doing so.
Mike Jones became the first artist to release a major label album with Who Is Mike Jones?, which was released in April 2005 and went on to sell over a million copies. Jones is planning a follow up album, tentatively titled The American Dream, which is slated for release on July 10, 2007. Paul Wall's major label debut, The People's Champ, landed at the top of the Billboard charts at the time of its August release.
During late 2005, Mike Jones left Swishahouse, allegedly after a dispute over money with owner Michael Watts. Jones fired his Swishahouse manager T. Farris and is now managed by Rap-A-Lot Records. However, contracts dictate that Jones still owes albums to Swishahouse, and recently Jones got back on good terms with Swishahouse to distribute albums produced by Jones' Ice Age Entertainment.
Swishahouse finally released it's long anticipated compilation album The Day Hell Broke Loose 3 on October 17th, 2006. It is sold in stores in two different formats: The normal version, which has a red cover, and the Swishahouse Remix, which has an icy blue cover.
The new album by Lil' Keke is scheduled to release in November of 2008, and contains the singles "Chuck up The Deuce", "I'm A G" and "Money in the City"
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