Born Tyshawn Drell Swain Mckinney, Tee Swain was born in Chicago, IL and raised on the westside of the city. Fell in love with music at age 10, all on HipHop and RnB from the 90's. Grew up a shy kid, Swain didn't realize his potential to write music until age 21. Labeled as one of the rising emcees in his city, Swain is a lyricist, who puts his life into music and is a voice for those scared to speak on their fears. "Making music for myself , so you can feel it" is how Swain describes his approach to Hip Hop.