Swizz Beatz has had a lot of titles over the years: rapper, producer, hook-man, rumored MegaUpload CEO, K-Pop enthusiast, Lotus Cars Creative Designer…it goes on. But sometime soon he’s going to remind us of those first two titles — rapper and producer, for those who can’t figure it out — with a new mixtape.
And he’s got quite the guest lineup in the works. We already knew that ASAP Rocky was set to appear on the project, but Nas, Rick Ross, DMX, and the Lox, too? Awesome. He broke the news to MTV and you can peep Swizzy’s direct quote below.
“When the Rick Ross mixtape [Rich Forever] came out that inspired me to do a mixtape because sometimes people need to get back into the element of what you do, since they see you doing so many different ventures,” Swizz explained, confirming that, “My first single is with me and A$AP Rocky.”
“People have to know that you can take it back to the basics and keep it hip-hop and keep it fun and just do what made you the person that you are. That’s why I think this mixtape is important. I’m vibing with Nas on it, Rick Ross, DMX, The Lox, people that everybody’s like ‘Man, when are you guys gonna do a track together?’ and ‘When is this happening? I thought the mix tape was a great way to bring that to life.”