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An inside look into D12 member Swifty McVay's life, from childhood to D12 and his solo career.

The Seventh Star is a deeply personal, unflinching, and unapologetic memoir that sheds light on an intense childhood spent on Detroit's notorious West 7 Mile, the pivotal role that the area's hip-hop scene played, and the rise to national prominence Swifty McVay and his peers experienced after the massive mainstream success of the group D12. Ondre Moore, better known by his stage name Swift - or Swifty McVay - speaks plainly here, telling the inside story of how the members of D12 met and how their relationships have evolved throughout the years. He describes D12's close connection and initially mixed reaction to a then little-known rapper, Marshall Mathers III, better known as Eminem. 

But Swifty also details the significant struggles each of them overcame in their personal and professional lives - including the bleak and brutal deaths of group members Bugz and Proof - as they rose through the ranks in the demanding world of rap. Finding anchors in sobriety and spirituality, Swifty continues to challenge himself creatively as he releases solo albums and tours today. 

The Seventh Star is the unique story of an artist finding his voice in America's heartland, succinctly and intimately told by a creative powerhouse in the world of hip-hop. 

The Seventh Star also includes a seven-track EP that reflects on the life of Swifty McVay. The EP has artist features from Obie Trice, MRX SX, Lil David Ruffin,Tristan Lee, and Maestro, and production from JustChillBeat, Silent Riot, MRK SX, and DameGrease. The Seventh Star project was executive produced by LaBront "LB" Askew. 

1. Star Is Born feat. Lil David Ruffin & Tristan Lee
Produced by JustChillBeat 

2. HipHop (State of Mind)
Produced by JustChillBeat 

3. Fast Life
Produced by Dame Grease 

4. Thinking feat. Maestro
Produced by Silent Riot 

5. Memory Lane
Produced by Silent Riot 

6. Chains feat. Tristan Lee
Produced by MRK SX 

7. WhatUpDoe feat. Obie Trice & MRK SX
Produced by JustChillBeat 

About the Author

Swifty McVay is a rapper from Detroit, Michigan, and a member of the legendary group D12. From 1995 to 1997 Swift was in another Detroit rap group called Da Rabeez that dropped a maxi-single under RobbinsEnt/BMG records; the group later disbanded. Swifty then worked with D12. He has appeared on all of D12's albums. Swifty has six solo albums, three mixtapes, and a host of features/songs with several hip-hop artists; he featured in three movies including The Longest Yard starring Adam Sandler and performed in several theatrical stage plays. 

©2018 Swifty McVay (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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  • 07-19-18

amazing

was great to hear about swiftys life and how d12 came together. love his voice, book wasnt too long either which is good but it held my attention. i recommend