News: Swizz Beatz Reserves A Spot On Jay-Z's "BP3" Follow-Up, "We Been Talking"

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 12:10PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Ruff Ryders' producer Swizz Beatz has discussed his recent studio sessions with Jay-Z for the rapper's upcoming Blueprint III follow-up.

According to Swizz, the two have been pushing their music beyond the rapper's typical sound.

"Crazy. It's crazy. I'm working on the intro right now, matter of fact. It's stupid. We been talking about that international vibe since the last album," Swizz said in an interview. "But the sound changes. You got too many people trying to do too many things. They throw it off. I'm actually going out there doing the legwork, sitting there with the master composers, and we gonna pull this thing together." (MTV)

Yesterday, Jay hinted at being in the next album's early stages.

"Maybe. I got some ideas," the rapper said about a new album in 2010. "I didn't start yet, I just got a bunch of ideas. Maybe if I get into a nice zone...I'm on my way, just ideas." ("The Ed Lover Show")

Prior to its release last September, the rapper explained the significance of offering fans a new sound with The Blueprint III.

"I keep using this phrase 'new classic,' because it has classic sounds and instrumentation, like how music was recorded before. That's why the whole album cover [features] white instruments just left in the corner, no color. It's all about the instruments. It feels classic in that approach, but it's new subject matter, new flows. It's not like an Amy Winehouse thing: a take on what was already done. I mean, if you listen to 'D.O.A.' just the sax alone, those type of sounds. The subject matter is right now. It's a hot-button issue right now." (XXL Magazine)

In addition to Jay-Z and the Ruff Ryders reunion, Swizz is also prepping his own experimental album.

"MY NEW ALBUM IS GOING TO BE OUT OF THIS WORLD 2010 STYLE IM MIXING INDIAN MUSIC WITH ARABIC SOUNDS MEETS BDP! YOU WILL SEE.NEW SOUND TIME!," he wrote on Twitter Monday (January 4) morning. "IM GIVING 30% OF THE $ MADE ON MY ALBUM TO ART & MUSIC SCHOOLS IN NEED SO WE CAN KEEP THE KIDS DOING POSITIVE THINGS WITH THERE LIFE ! ALSO FOR MY ALBUM IM GETTING NEW TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO BE APART OF THIS NOT JUST THE SAME OLD PEOPLE YOU HEAR 500 TIMES A WEEK! I WANT TALENT THATS BEEN LOST& OVER SEEN ON MY ALBUM LIKE FROM AFRICA,ASIA,INDIA,HATI, ETC YOU NAME IT ! ITS TIME TO SET THE BAR HIGH! 2010." (Swizz Beatz's Twitter)

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