Swizz Beatz is putting his album on hold to focus on his next project, a mixtape.The producer/rapper sat down with MTV to talk about the mixtape, listing some of the features, including ASAP Rocky, DMX, Nas and Rick Ross.
Read what Swizz has to say 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, “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.”
“I know that everybody was looking for a whole album,” he added. “But I’m a perfectionist and I felt like I just wanted to put some more finishing touches on it and figured I don’t have to rush anything.”