Swizz Beatz Fights Back At Bangladesh's Claims That He's Not Relevant
Yesterday, producer Bangladesh spoke on the issue of staying relevant in hip-hop, saying that as an artist, Swizz Beatz just isn’t a relevant. In an interview with thisis50.com, Swizz Beatz fought back at the statement, calling Bangladesh a "clown" before listing his achievements…
"Y’all going to start this relevant s**t?" said Swizz. "Don’t let this clown pump you up with this relevant stuff. We at this video shoot right now. But you know anyways man, it’s all positive energy from me. I can’t get in that zone. I’m just happy to be here. Been doing this since 1998, 300 million-something sold. Domestically."
Grammy Award winning producer Bangladesh has produced hits for the likes of Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. He initiated the row when he claimed, "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?"
Words: Antonia Nnyanzi (@AntoniaNyan)