Nas Recorded a Full-Length Album Produced Entirely by Swizz Beatz Two Years Ago

“In the studio every day at 12 o’clock, just bang bang bang.”
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Nas Recorded a Full-Length Album Produced Entirely by Swizz Beatz Two Years Ago

Heralded producer and sometimes-vocalist Swizz Beatz recently sat down with Pitchfork to discuss his upcoming album, Poison, one of five new albums he's planning to release in the coming months. 

In the midst of creating close to 70 original songs over the past few years, 10 of which are slated to appear on the aforementioned Poison, Swizz, in 2016, also managed to record a “super crazy, maniac” full-length album with Nas in just one week.

“I did his album two years ago in one week in L.A.,” he said. “In the studio every day at 12 o’clock, just bang bang bang. Recorded the whole thing, got it all on film. It was an ill process.” 

To say Swizz Beatz is prolific would be an understatement. Earlier this year, Joey Bada$$ reported that Swizzy once crafted "25 bangers" in under an hour.

So is this the album DJ Khaled was talking about? Despite Kanye West’s best efforts behind the boards, Nas’ recently-released 11th studio album, NASIR, was a letdown for many. Be it the oddly historically inaccurate bars, his at-times middling delivery, or Nas’ refusal to acknowledge allegations of abuse made by ex-wife Kelis.

Though we may never hear the full-length album, Nas is one of several big-name guests set to appear on Poison, along with Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Pusha-T, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, The Lox, Giggs, Jim Jones, and more.

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