News: Swizz Beatz Scraps "Haute Living" LP, "The Reason Why I Decided Not To Even Do An Album No More" [Video]

Friday, Jun 17, 2011 12:51PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Fans hoping to secure a copy of Swizz Beatz's upcoming Haute Living solo album will have to change their plans as the hit-making producer has now announced a decision to scrap the LP.

While originally slated to be a full-length project, Beatz said he is only concerned with making classic moments in music.

"As far as my project, which is no longer an album, it's gonna be a lot of great moments for music," Beatz revealed in an interview. "That's the reason why I decided not to even do an album no more and just create moments. If it ain't Bono and Kanye [West] alone on 'Skyscrapers' it's out of hand. Me, [Lil] Wayne and Lenny Kravitz on 'Rock N Roll.' It makes no sense. My plan is to, in five years from now, be ten times as more successful." (Punchbowl Blog)

Last month, Beatz announced plans to drop the now-scraped LP on his birthday.

"Monster Mondays was a warm-up for people to understand that I'm doing things different," Beatz said about releasing new music on a weekly basis. "So when we get into my album Haute Living, which I'm dropping on my [birthday] September 13th, people, when they hear the track with me, Bono and Kanye [West] they can be prepared for it. When they hear the track with me, Lenny Kravitz and Lil Wayne, they can be prepared for it." (BBC Radio)

A few weeks ago, confirmation of Swizz Beatz and pop singer M.I.A. linking up in the studio hit the Internet.

M.I.A. and Swizz Beatz have created magic with a range of talented artists, separately, which is why we were excited - and anxious - to hear that the two were collaborating. A rep from Swizz Beatz's camp has confirmed with Billboard's The Juice that Beatz and M.I.A. are recording music for each other's upcoming albums, M.I.A.'s yet to be titled album and Beatz's "Haute Living." (Billboard)

Earlier this year, Beatz hinted at what fans could expect from the LP.

"I think people are not gonna expect what they're gonna hear on my album," Swizz said in an interview. "I'm very hard on myself with the album because it's like putting on another hat and it's opening up the door for a lot of criticism...Doing this album I said, 'Look, I'm not trying to be the best rapper in the world, I'm not trying to do none of that. I'm just trying to have fun and treat it as [an] art project where I'm expressing myself.'" (MTV)

Check out Swizz Beatz's interview down below:

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