Swizz Beatz Talks Giving Kanye An "Uncomfortable Hug," DMX, & More

In the wake of dropping off his latest Poison album, the legendary Swizz Beatz took a second to cut it up with Zane Lowe. The producer's Behind The Boards Live aired yesterday on Apple Music’s Beats 1, throughout which quite a lot of subjects have been coated. Those with a eager curiosity in hip-hop historical past doubtless perceive the partnership between Swizzy and DMX, who collaborated on quite a lot of bangers on DMX's first three albums. Seeing as Dark Man X has been coping with his personal private turmoil of late, it is good to listen to optimistic reflections on his character, given his significance to the sport.

"I imply, the actual DMX is a good man, you already know? He's probably the most caring individuals I ever met," says Swizz. "I bear in mind us going to this restaurant and he simply needed to pay for everyone's meals. It wasn't like a restaurant like in Harlem or one thing. I forgot, the place was we? We was someplace, and it was simply a mixture of individuals, and he was similar to, "My vibe is telling me I need to pay for everyone's meals." I used to be like, "Well rattling, that is beneficiant as hell." Like, all people's meals?"

He additionally opens up about working with Kanye West, in addition to the etiquette surrounding a correct "uncomfortable hug." When requested about Ye's controversial yr, Swizzy makes positive to make clear he is nonetheless driving on group Kanye.  "I believe he is unapologetic. I believe he is tremendous passionate. I believe he is tremendous proficient. He's undoubtedly one of many greats. I believe that we solely simply starting to see the journey," says Swizz. "I may not agree on every little thing," he explains. "Even for the Nas listening and issues like that, I used to be there with him at first, and gave him an actual hug, too, by the best way, an uncomfortable hug."

When requested in regards to the parameters between a daily hug and an uncomfortable one, Swizz breaks it down. "An uncomfortable hug is, you already know once you hug any individual, and so they attempt to get off like two instances, and I nonetheless hugged him. I used to be like, nah. I used to be like, "Nah, bro. I am supplying you with an actual hug."

[Transcript Beats 1/Apple Music]