Swizz Beatz Isn't Down For A 50 Cent & Lil Wayne "Verzuz"

The hit-making producer expressed that they're two completely different artists with different approaches, but still wants to involve them in the battle series in other matchups.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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One of the hottest topics in hip-hop these days probably won't pan out, but hope manifested in another way. Swizz Beatz recently expressed that he wouldn't personally entertain a Verzuz battle between Lil Wayne and 50 Cent. Moreover, the battle series' creator attended an early screening of Godfather Of Harlem's final episode, a show for which he's Executive Music Producer. At the event, BallerAlert got his thoughts on the hypothetical matchup, which began as a hot debate on Rap Life Radar as people like Lowkey and later Ebro sided with 50. However, even though Swizz shut down its probability, he said he still wants them to appear on the program.

"Me personally, I wouldn’t even do 50 versus Wayne," the star producer told the publication. "They two different dynamics and two different artists. I would do a different Verzuz for both of them, but we’ll see as we have a lot of things lined up for Verzuz, and hopefully, they are involved. While I can’t give up who I would choose to go against them, just wait and see."

50 Cent & Lil Wayne Verzuz Not Entertained By Swizz Beatz Amid Debate

Not only that, but the 44-year-old also said that the series will return "ASAP," and promised that work on it is almost done. Furthermore, he shared excitement for other creative endeavors in the future. Specifically, he spoke about what collaborations he looks forward to, which means a lot considering the extent and caliber of his catalog. "I’ll choose my bro, Lil Durk, because I love what he raps about and how he’s going through it simultaneously,” he said.

“When I was working with DMX, I heard in Durk’s music the situations he was going through in his lyrics – artists like Lil Baby, 42 Dugg, and Durk; there’s so many of them. They, sometimes, overly live through what they saying. I don’t think we should live on the streets just to get back in the streets." Maybe fans will never truly know the answer to who would win in a Verzuz. Still, hopefully he still works more with both artists in the future. For the latest news and updates on Swizz Beatz, 50 Cent, and Lil Wayne, come back to HNHH.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.