Swizz talks how his son became close to Kendrick Lamar and produced for him
Swizz Beatz shares more details on how his son Egypt, whom he shares with Alicia Keys, got close to Kendrick Lamar at just five years old and ended up producing a song on K-Dot's 2016 project, Untitled Unmastered. During a recent sit-down on the Jenifer Hudson Show, Swizz was speaking about his son, who is now 12, when he revealed that Egypt and Kendrick became close when they sat together at Super Bowl game and chopped it up for around 40 minutes. Egypt ended up producing the track, “Untitled 7.”
“He and Kendrick were talking for, like, 40 minutes,” Swizz recounted. “I went over and said to Kendrick, ‘Is he bothering you? Should I move him? Are you enjoying yourself?' He said, ‘No, Swizz, I had writer's block and what Egypt is telling me is helping me deal with something. I was like, ‘Man, he's five years old.' To this day, I still don't know what he was helping him deal with. I let it happen.”
When Swizz was asked if Egypt charged Kendrick for work done, he replied, “he definitely charged him, he definitely got some money off that record.”
When Egypt later joined the interview however, he revealed that being a producer wasn't on his plans. “I love music but I don't really want to be a musician. I want to be a basketball player,” he said.