Not to be confused with T.J. Swan of the Juice Crew.

T.J. Swann
T.J. Swann

Birth name

Andre Carrillo

Also known as

T.J. Swan


Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Hip hop



Years active



Express Records (1979-1981)

Associated acts

Maximus 3

Andre Carrillo, better known by his stage name T.J. Swann, is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He released one of the first hip hop records ever with his single "And You Know That" in 1979. Carrillo collaborated with Peewee Mel for the single "Maximus Party" in 1980. He collaborated with Peewee Mel and Barry B as Maximus 3 on the single "Are You Ready" in 1981. That same year, he released the single "Get Fly" as T.J. Swann & Company. His final release during this period was the 1982 single "Rock It Out" with Maximus 3.

In 2019, he released the song "Return of the Swan".

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