Swizz Beatz ft. Rakim - King Tut

Posted 5 years ago
Featuring:
Producer:
Swizz Beatz & The Individualz
Album:
Monster Mondays (Week 3)

I’m not going to front. Swizz Beatz has been the target of a few of my jokes over the last few months as his, um, subpar rapping skills (Lord, Lord, Lord) and often repetitive production (Gucci Time) have popped up on our pages. So it was with a certain amount of skepticism that I pressed play on his new Monster Mondays joint, King Tut, and found myself pleasantly surprised. The beat, of course handled by Alicia’s baby daddy, leans heavily on N.E.R.D. inspired horns (see Popular Demand and God Bless Us All) but still sounds fresh and moving, and while Swizzy’s flow is slow, dare I say the man’s lyricism is improving by the minute? I mean he works in not one but two Eric B. and Rakim references. Speaking of which, even if you aren’t feeling Mr. Beatz’ mic work, bringing on Rakim, one of the greatest rappers to ever breathe, should help balance things nicely. Who knows what next Monday holds in store, but I like the direction we’re headed in.

Swizz Beatz Rakim ClubDownloads

Written by
Posted 5 years ago

More from Swizz Beatz

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

How I Spent $50K Making My Album: Kelechi Breaks Down the Budget for “BeforeTheQuarter”

A promising indie rapper was given $50,000 to make an album, so we had him break down how all that money was spent. Read More
Posted one hour ago by Yoh

Unearthed Phife Dawg Interview Tells the Inside Story of Tribe’s Break Up

A long lost Phife interview gives us new insight into the hip-hop legend's life and the break up of Tribe. Read More
Posted 20 hours ago by Lucas G.

Oprah Tried to Stop Paul McCartney From Working With Kanye Over “N Word” Use

Behind-the-scenes Illuminati maneuvering is very real as Oprah tried to kill a historic music collaboration. Read More
Posted about 22 hours ago by Nathan S.

Drake’s “Views” Tops 500 Million Streams, I Still Have No Idea How Popular It Is

Is Drake's new album one of the most popular ever? Artificially inflated by hype? In 2016 it's impossible to tell the difference. Read More
Posted 22 hours ago by Nathan S.
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.