Swizz Beats is getting his second Album “Poison” ready for release that features some heavy hitters from Pusha T, Nas, Lil Wayne, Jim Jones, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, The Lox, Kendrick Lamar, Giggs and more.
To top that Swizzy is sitting on five more Albums that include one full-length project from Queensbridge legend Nas.
During a recent interview for Pitchfork Swizz Beatz spoke on his upcoming Album and what went into making the project.
“You can hear the passion from everyone on the record; they wanted to be a part of it,” he said. “It wasn’t a transaction. When you hear other features on a lot of projects, it feels like a transaction. You’re either chasing hype or it’s a transaction.”
Some artist were left off the Album to make sure they didn’t over shine others on the project, those included features from Kanye West, Bono from U2 and Bruno Mars.
“I took all the hits off my record, meaning anything that felt too big that the rest of the record wouldn’t live. It’s just not that record. It might be on my next record, but this particular record I wanted to occupy the ground floor, which I came from, polish that, and then let people come with me to the middle of the building or the penthouse or the roof, and then just start everything over again.”
Swizz is putting 10 tracks of the 70 he wrote on the Album.
“I’m not trying to put this out and then go on a hiatus,” he explained. “I’m trying to put this out and then before you know it, you’re seeing the intro to something else. I want this to be a continuation of bodies of work, so people are getting used to me being back in this ring and being unpredictable and ultra competitive.”
As for the Queensbridge Legend Nas swizz says he reorded his Album a while back.
“I did his album two years ago in one week in L.A.,” he said. “In the studio every day at 12 o’clock, just bang bang bang. Recorded the whole thing, got it all on film. It was an ill process.”
Looks like you will be hearing plenty more from Super Producer Swizz Beatz in the future, meanwhile check out his latest single “It’s Okayyy” off his upcoming album below.
Also published on Medium.