News: Swizz Beatz Signs On To Produce T.I., DMX & Young Jeezy Albums

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 5:20PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Ruff Ryders' producer Swizz Beatz recently revealed that he has signed on to produce new albums for T.I., DMX and Young Jeezy.

Despite having worked with Jeezy and X already, Swizz admitted to not yet having music ready for T.I.

"[Jeezy] just needs that thing to come out the gate like he never left," Swizz said in an interview. "That's my job. I'm sure he's got some amazing joints. The songs I heard, they're Jeezy joints...It's still love [with DMX]. At the end of the day, it's about scheduling, timing -- if it was just about going in the studio, we would have 50 albums done. But it's not about that; it's about a lot of personal things. I'm on this side of the world, he's on that side of the world...[T.I.] that's the homie. I don't have nothing for him yet. His mind and his thought pattern before he went [to jail] is gonna be different from when he gets out. That man has been in the penitentiary at a time that was the height of his career -- he might come out and not wanna use curses no more. He might come out and use more curses. I don't know. I can't create the sound for Tip that's based on 'Swing Ya Rag' and 'Bring Em Out' and all these things we've done unless it's his plan. He's gotta come out, [I] sit down with him, chill how we chill. I gotta do a couple of records with him. I can't be the first thing coming out." (MTV)

Producer Jim Jonsin recently confirmed T.I. is working on a new album.

"It doesn't seem like he missed a beat," Jonsin said in an interview. "He was so upbeat, his spirits were up, and he's excited to be out and working. He hasn't changed, he sounded exactly like he did when I talked to him months before he went in. He's back in the studio. I sent him some music via email. He can work during the week and not on the weekend, I believe. He's definitely working on an album for this year right now." (Rap-Up)

Writing via Twitter before having his message deleted, former Atlantic Records music executive Kevin Liles reportedly spoke on T.I. making new music last month.

Music executive Kevin Liles recently tweeted about a close acquaintance of his going in the studio to do work after visiting family. Is he talking about T.I.? He did just get home so he would be visiting family and eager to get to recording. "My right hand went home to visit family & found his way to the studio. He said 'why wait for 2010, get it in now' Love the attitude!" (Global Grind)

Lawyer Steve Sadow said the rapper returned to his hometown, Atlanta, Georgia in December.

"He was released this morning from his place of incarceration in Arkansas," Sadow said in an interview. "As I understand it, he's on his way back to the Atlanta area. He has to report to a halfway house in Atlanta sometime this evening. And he will then spend somewhere between the next two or three months in a halfway house, ending his Buruea of Prison sentence. A halfway house is more along the lines of a residential dormitory. You live within this house that is broken into areas for living, and you are permitted to leave during the day for certain reasons of which would be employment, medical reasons, things of that nature, and you return to the halfway house in the evening. So it's a restriction on your liberty but it's a way for you to reenter into society and not be confined within a jail type institution 24-hours a day." (XXL Mag)

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