Super producer Bangladesh recently did a no-holds barred interview with XXL Magazine, where he threw more than a few shots at Swizz Beatz. From saying that Swizzy is only relevant because of his marriage to Alicia Keys to saying that he looks old. Check out a few of his quotes from the interview below:
“I don’t think Swizz is relevant. I’m keeping it 100.”
“I think there’s a difference between relevance and musical relevance,” he noted. “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?”
Bangladesh dug himself deeper into the hole by implying that Swizz is not “youthful” or “in-the-know.”
“The relevance is in being youthful,” he said. “Still being in-the-know. I have a 15 year old son so they think we’re brothers and I put him on to stuff. You know, I’m 34 but people tell me I look 23. He still look to me for information. Usually it’s the opposite; usually the parents are lame or too old to understand or whatever. Just the way I feel, I got so much more time.”
Do you think Swizz Beatz should respond? Does Bangladesh have a point?