Producer Bangladesh Calls Swizz Beatz ‘Irrelevant’
‘A Milli’ producer Bangladesh recently called out Swizz Beatz on his production skills, saying he is no longer relevant in music. While discussing the issue of remaining relevant in hip-hop with XXLmag.com, he admitted that he feels Swizz Beatz is no longer relevant and is only able to maintain a name in the industry because of his singer wife, Alicia Keys…
"I don't think Swizz is relevant. I'm keeping it 100," said Bangladesh. "I think there's a difference between relevance and musical relevance. 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?"
Atlanta producer Bangladesh is known for his work with the likes of Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, recently signing a deal with Cash Money Records. However, his statement that Swizz Beatz is irrelevant in the music industry has split arguments. Swizz appeared at the 2012 ESPN ESPYs with Nas and also produced his 'Life Is Good' cut 'Summer on Smash'. Furthermore, the hit maker also produced 'Throw It Away' from Slaughterhouse’s ‘Welcome To: Our House' LP and recently sealed a deal with Reebok to feature in upcoming campaigns… leading us to conclude that Swizz still seems pretty relevant enough to us.
Words: Kristian Galea (@KrisSoAppalled)