Swizz Beatz Teases JAY-Z & Lil Wayne Collaboration

Swizz Beatz teamed up with JAY-Z and Lil Wayne for a new song off his upcoming EP.

BYCole Blake
Swizz Beatz Teases JAY-Z & Lil Wayne Collaboration

Swizz Beatz shared a preview of his upcoming collaboration with JAY-Z and Lil Wayne on Instagram, Monday. The song is featured on the tracklist to the producer's upcoming EP, Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2. It is the second EP released for Mass Appeal’s Hip Hop 50: The Soundtrack initiative commemorating Hip Hop’s 50th birthday.

“SWIZZ X WAYNE X HOV THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE DROP 4/21 off my new EP,” Swizz wrote in his caption. “Life begins at the end of your comfort Zone Let’s Go! Happy Monday! Updated EP track list coming soon!!!!! It’s on…..” Swizz has worked with both JAY-Z and Lil Wayne numerous times over the years, including on JAY's “On To The Next One,” and Wayne's "Uproar."

Swizz Beatz Performs With JAY-Z

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: Swizz Beatz and Jay-Z perform during the Budweiser Made In America Festival Benefiting The United Way - Day 1 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Reactions to the preview were mostly positive. The Game commented on the clip, "'No hootie n no fish sticks' is nuts." In another popular comment, one fan praised Wayne's lyricism: "The thing I like about Lil Wayne is that even if you don't like rap, if you listen to his lyrics you just have to appreciate it. It's skill. Poetry is poetry."

Besides new music, Swizz Beatz is also busy working on the next iteration of Verzuz, which is on hiatus for the time being. Speaking with Vibe for a recent interview, Swizz Beatz explained that “something is cooking.” He elaborated: “Big, big, big announcements. The world know if they haven’t heard nothing from Verzuz for this long that, sh*t, something’s cooking. That’s a smart person [that’s] thinking that something is cooking. It’s been fun. We just.. Me and Tim wanted to reevaluate. We started in the basement and it went global, worldwide and sometimes you’ve got to pull it in and give the 2.0 version because you know what people want, you know, what you could have done different. You know, it’s like starting in a Mom & Pop’s store. Now, it’s like a major thing, so we’ve got to make it an even more major thing.”

Swizz Beatz Teams Up With JAY-Z & Lil Wayne


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