If you’ve been of fan of Def Sounds since the beginning, you know we’ve been behind Tito Lopez since the jump, and it’s so great to see the Mississippi bred emcee finally get his just due, as he recently appeared on the Sway In The Morning live on Shade 45 from SXSW.

During the interview Tito speaks on writing for Dr. Dre, his new major label deal with Capitol Records, his mixtapes + he drops a freestyle, and more.

Check out Tito’s new single,“Mama Proud,” if you haven’t yet, and be sure to tune into MTV2 tomorrow for the debut of the “Mama Proud” video on the SuckerFree Countdown.

Check out Tito’s interview with Sway on Shade 45 below: