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.Â AlthoughÂ beef formed between them somewhat unintentionally, Cass had no problem going in for a good ten minutes on "R.A.I.D.,"Â howeverÂ 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'sÂ 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.", "Thatâs how he felt. His passion is rapping and battling and I think he said everything that he meant."Â
Swizz added that he wasn't shocked after hearing it, "Iâm used to it. I been around battling all my life. Itâs a creative sport." When asked if he thinks Meek will respond, Swizz is doubtful."I doubt it.Â I donât think heâs gonna respond."
The producer/rapper also spoke on other current events in hip-hop, namely, Chief Keef's recent sentencing ofÂ 60 days for probation violation.Â "I think itâs bigger than him.Â Chief Keef is just a name people can relate to because heâs in the entertainment business," Swizz said.Â "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 donât have no support, no food, itâs the same thing. Itâs just that weâre knowing about it more because thereâs a celebrity name involved, but I wouldnât even put that on him. This has been going on for years. They shut down the whole CabriniâGreen 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? Thatâs the thing to figure out."
What is your take on either situation?Â