Swizz Beatz has been in the game for long enough to see many rap battles come and go. The latest one all over the blogs has been Meek Mill & Cassidy's beef. Swizz gives his thoughts on it, and as well on Chief Keef's legal trouble.
Things have been quiet as of late between Philly rappers and now opponents in the game, Meek Mill and Cassidy. Although beef formed between them somewhat unintentionally, Cass had no problem going in for a good ten minutes on "R.A.I.D.," however he has since said that'll be his last one directed towards Meek. As for Meek Mill, he responded to Cassidy's original diss, but following "R.A.I.D." has kept quiet.
Now one of Cassidy's past collaborators, Swizz Beatz, was recently asked his opinion on the Philly beef. Swizz keeps pretty neutral in his responses, stating that he enjoys rap battles and he's seen many-a-come-and-go throughout his years in music. He said of "R.A.I.D.", "That’s how he felt. His passion is rapping and battling and I think he said everything that he meant."
Swizz added that he wasn't shocked after hearing it, "I’m used to it. I been around battling all my life. It’s a creative sport." When asked if he thinks Meek will respond, Swizz is doubtful."I doubt it. I don’t think he’s gonna respond."
The producer/rapper also spoke on other current events in hip-hop, namely, Chief Keef's recent sentencing of 60 days for probation violation. "I think it’s bigger than him. Chief Keef is just a name people can relate to because he’s in the entertainment business," Swizz said. "But, I think the real reason is the youth, period, with nowhere to go, no plans, and they're just resorting to living however they want to live. You go to a different country and they don’t have no support, no food, it’s the same thing. It’s just that we’re knowing about it more because there’s a celebrity name involved, but I wouldn’t even put that on him. This has been going on for years. They shut down the whole Cabrini–Green a long time ago. This been happening. But the key thing is how is it going to stop happening? Is it arts? Is it music? That’s the thing to figure out."
What is your take on either situation?