Soul Motivation Records is a recording company based out of St. Louis MO. We are dedicated to making quality hip-hop and R&B music that inspires others to overcome their obstacles as well as showcasing the positive effects this music can have on the world.

Our History

Soul Motivation Records was founded by Chris Swan and launched on June 1st, 2017. After years of being a working musician, playing “Brown Eyed Girl” for a living and drinking all the alcohol in St. Louis, Swan decided he needed a change. The addiction was killing him and draining him of any energy to put toward creating original music. When he quit drinking, things started to become clearer. He realized he hadn’t been doing the one thing he was put on this earth to do and that was creating music that inspires people. That’s when Soul Motivation Records was born with the mission of creating hip-hop and R&B music that brings positivity and hope into people’s lives.

To learn more about Soul Motivation Records, please visit:  https://soulmotivationrecords.com

Our Mission

To help people overcome obstacles through music, apparel and community and to showcase the positive effects hip-hop music can have on the world.

Our Artists

Chris Swan is a recording artist from St. Louis MO who offers inspirational recovery hip-hop – genuine, positive music to show you hope is alive and well.  He is also the founder of Soul Motivation Records

“I want to inspire others and to build a community around music and recovery.  No matter how bad it gets, there is always hope.  I am walking proof!  I think music is so powerful how it can affect us on a deep level.  My mission is to use music to help people who are experiencing pain overcome their obstacles, to show them that they are not alone and that they are meant to be healthy and successful!” says Swan.

Swan is releasing a new single every month on his website (chrisswanhiphop.com) and released his newest album “Welcome To The Fellowship” in the fall of 2018.

To learn more about Chris Swan and his music, please visit:  https://chrisswanhiphop.com



Glossy Soul is a smooth jazz piano project created by Chris Swan, who calls it "hip-hop piano jazz" music.

"I've always wanted to do a smooth jazz record.  I have been a big fan of smooth jazz for years but never pursued doing a record in this genre.  If you listen to my hip-hop music, there is a lot of smooth jazz influence in there.  I've always loved that about my original music.  But finally, I decided it was time to do a straight up, smooth jazz record.  So Glossy Soul was born!"

"Music To Succeed To" was the first album by Glossy Soul released on Soul Motivation Records in November of 2017.  

To learn more about Glossy Soul, please visit:  https://soulmotivationrecords.com/glossy-soul