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Joshua S. Taylor bka Rook Swagg was born on January 13, 1989 at St Joseph Hospital in Chicago IL Who was raised by his grandmother Ellen Taylor and since the age of 10, music has played a big role in his life this talented young man was very active in his community competing in various talent shows and or at party's but his true love for music dancing and singing with much influence also came from the marching band "yep I said it I was a band geek" He really dove into poetry and writing at the age of 16 and further pursuing my his lents in hip hop Free styling with friends in a Cypher by the age of 18 He recorded his first cd mix song "Jaw Rocking" which took him a few months to complete which built his confidence while receiving rewarding opportunities to perform at local venues and open mic as well talent shows many of them he excelled and won without a doubt


Amongst those achievements he grasps his style booking his own slots with local promoters performing songs that He recorded and start to learn the lifestyle of sound pitch and delivery growing through the experience which has lead to his first big show wit Cassidy at Bobbie McGee's Good Times Pub in Chicago Ridge IL but for his hunger that wasn't enough ran in to Spook G who I filled him with insight and a lil more guidance which brought him to meet engineer that helped him find his sound with Tek Pesos he started putting his project together recording his song Bout Bands and shot his video December 9,2014 the project He's currently pushing which he feels as if he is at the top of his game but in every case there are set backs his was the financial funding for his project he applies more pressure and pushing till a job for a second job opportunity so he took that and grabbed the shoe box inside carried his personal bank account which his dedication lead him to his first investment in himself by paying for a feature with Rich Porter bka The President Thru Joshua's eyes he seen success so he has not or never will let up achieving what he deserves