Swizz Beatz Left All-Star Collaboration Off His New LP Because It Was Too Dope

Check out Swizz' thoughts on a crazy collaboration with four of New York's tightest rappers.

(AllHipHop News) Rapper and producer Swizz Beatz ditched a key track featuring Nas, Jay-Z, Jadakiss, and DMX.

According to Swizz, the song was too powerful and it "overshadowed" all the other tunes.

Alicia Keys' husband felt the song was too great to include on his new release, Poison.

"Imagine if I put that record on this album, I don’t think a lot of songs would be getting the attention that they’re getting as a body of work,” Swizz said. "It took discipline, and I had to remove things on purpose…That would have been like the main thing on people’s lists."

The star also felt fans wouldn't be able to enjoy the record as a whole if he incorporated the track.

He added, “What I was noticing was people were coming in the studio and only talking about that song, and, you know, the era that we’re in, people are going to go to the album, go to that song, and not even bother with the rest of them."

The 40-year-old, real name Kasseem Dean, still included loads of collaborations on Poison, including tracks with Jim Jones, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, and Styles P.

And Nas and Jadakiss still appear - on the tracks "Echo" and "Something Dirty/Pic Got Us," respectively.