Producer Swizz Beatz has revealed his desire to contribute to Nicki Minaj‘s upcoming debut Young Money album.
Beatz is also working on Busta Rhymes and Drake‘s new albums.
“I just came from the studio working on Busta’s new album, his album’s crazy,” Swizz revealed in an interview. “[Working on] Drake’s new album, a lot of people, everybody. As far as Nicki Minaj, she’s definitely on the list for me to give something crazy to. Whenever she’s ready, I mean, the whole Cash Money is family, the whole Young Money is family. I’ve known Lil Wayne since he was like really little Wayne. We was on tours together. Me and Baby, we are super cool. Whatever they need from me.” (Rap-Up TV)
Last month, Minaj hinted at the possibility of having Kanye West and Swizz Beatz produce on her Young Money debut.
“I’m probably definitely going to work with Kanye,” she revealed in an interview. “On my debut, I worked with Sean Garrett. And probably Swizz Beatz, he’s gonna send me something. I like to work with unknown producers as well, so I accept beats from everybody.” (Rap-Up)
Earlier this year, the rapper talked about not rushing out her first solo effort.
“I’ve gotten great feedback from artists I look up to and never thought I’d work with,” she explained in an interview. “They’re already in line to be on the project. But it’s like, ‘Do I want to put out a debut album with a thousand features on it or do I wanna finally showcase Nicki?’ I’m not worried about features at all…With the album, I think it’s more important that people get accustomed to seeing a female rapper again. Before I drop an album, people need to come out and see. People don’t even know what a female rapper does. We’re so not used to seeing it. It’s nonexistent in categories. We don’t get nominated. I need to work [the people] up to accepting a female rapper again and accepting my style and all of that — then the album will come. Honestly, I’d love to put an album out this year, but I don’t believe in rushing things either.” (MTV)
In December, she said there was an intention to drop a “classic” debut.
“The [album], that’s what I’m actually getting ready to work on because I’ve been on the road for such a long time, I’m taking a complete hiatus for the next couple months, unfortunately, for all the promoters giving crazy offers,” Minaj told DJ Whoo Kid. “And I’ve been turning every one because I have to put my foot down for the next few months and deliver a classic album and I already have stuff and I can’t wait for the world to hear. All the stuff we talk about is fun and games and all that but the music is what’s most important and I don’t want all the people to be distracted by the other stuff and so I’m gonna take a break and when I come back you guys will have some very, very great music.” (Radio Planet TV)
Check out Swizz Beatz speaking on Nicki Minaj down below: