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Status Ain't Hood

Noname Is Spoken Word’s Last, Best Hope

Fatimah Warner wasn't a music person as a kid. In a recent FADER profile, we learn that she grew up with her grandparents and that…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2018 - 12:09 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Grime Pioneer Wiley Has Nothing Left To Prove

The veteran grime MC/producer Wiley and I are the same age: 37. Old enough to be old as fuck but young enough to feel like…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 11:08 am

The Week In Pop

The 2017 State Of Pop Address

Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross…
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2017 - 10:45 am

More Swizz Beatz stories

Swizz Beatz – “Pistol On My Side (P.O.M.S)” (Feat. Lil Wayne)

Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz have been working together for a long time, and they've known each other for even longer. Wayne's Cash Money Millionaires…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2018 - 11:51 am

Swizz Beatz Is Sitting On A New Track With Bono & Kanye

Superproducer Swizz Beatz has been teasing a new solo album for over a decade now. His last, One Man Band, debuted in 2007, and Pitchfork
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 2, 2018 - 2:45 pm

Swizz Beatz Teases New Jay Z Album

In the past week, Jay Z has been announced as the headliner of both the Made In America and Austin City Limits festivals. And given…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2017 - 11:32 am

DMX, Eve, The Lox, Swizz Beatz, Drag-On Launching Ruff Ryders Reunion Tour In Brooklyn

Package tours fueled by '90s nostalgia have been a growing industry for years, and their reach extends deep into the hip-hop and R&B market. Arguably…
Chris DeVille | February 28, 2017 - 5:11 pm

Watch The Just Blaze/Swizz Beatz Beat Battle

Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze are two of the all-time great rap producers, and both of them emerged from the greater New York area around…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2017 - 10:13 am

DMX – “Bain Iz Back” (Feat. Swizz Beatz)

DMX has had, to put it gently, more than his share of problems over the past decade-plus. But DMX is an all-time rap great, a…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2017 - 9:03 am

Swizz Beatz Teases New DMX Music

Troubled rap legend DMX hasn't released an official album since 2012, not including 2015's unauthorized release of Redemption Of The Beast. But after recovering from…
Peter Helman | January 8, 2017 - 11:05 am

DJ Snake – “The Half” (Feat. Young Thug, Jeremih, & Swizz Beatz) Video

For "The Half," a bloopy dance-pop banger from his 2016 album Encore, the French dance superstar DJ Snake recruited the talents of cresting weirdo king…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2017 - 9:09 am

Busta Rhymes – “AAAHHHH!!!” (Feat. Swizz Beatz)

Busta Rhymes was in top form on A Tribe Called Quest's We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, and he also recently…
Peter Helman | December 12, 2016 - 10:08 pm

Alicia Keys – “Blended Family (What You Do For Love)” (Feat. A$AP Rocky) Video

Alicia Keys dropped the very good Here last week. Since releasing the album she's represented it well with visuals too. "The Gospel" short film was…
Collin Robinson | November 11, 2016 - 11:20 am

Watch Beyoncé, Chance, Rihanna, Bono, & More In “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America” Video

The recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are still rightly receiving an outpour of reaction from celebrities, artists, and citizens alike. In the…
Collin Robinson | July 13, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Swizz Beatz – “Sad News” (Feat. Scarface)

We're all processing some heavy shit this morning, and all of it has to do with race and guns in America. Plenty of rappers are…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2016 - 10:50 am