Mega producer Swizz Beatz has responded to fellow hitmaker Bangladesh calling him out this week and questioning his relevance in today’s music industry.
Rather than take the situation seriously, Swizzy simply downplayed Bang’s comments.
“Y’all going to start this relevant sh*t?” said Swizz. “Don’t let this clown pump you up with this relevant. We at this video shoot right now. Right? [laughs] But you know anyway man, it’s all positive energy from me. I can’t, I can’t get in that zone. I’m just happy to be here. Been doing this since 1998, 300-something million records sold. Domestically.”
This week, Bang made headlines after publicly questioning Swizzy’s relevance.
I don’t think Swizz is relevant,” Bangladesh told XXL. “I’m keeping it 100.” Fans can easily argue that Swizz is as relevant as ever–from producing “Summer On Smash” for Nas and later appearing at the 2012 ESPN ESPYS with God’s Son to making a cameo in Rick Ross’s New Orleans-shot “Hold Me Back” video to producing “Throw It Away” off Slaughterhouse’s upcoming LP, Welcome to: Our House. Yet, Bangladesh doesn’t feel it. “I think there’s a difference between relevance and musical relevance,” he says. “You married a lady that’s poppin’ [Alicia Keys], you know it’ll give you a lot of relevance, but you gotta make hits. Ain’t no hits. Are you relevant for the craft you’re doing or the life you live as far as the decisions you make?
And now…the video.
I see said the blind man. And now…
This is EbenGregory.com…telling you Swizz doesn’t have contract problems. I’m just saying.