Swizz Beatz Speaks On Contributions To Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch The Throne"

Swizzy says that the album will be looked at as part of Hip Hop history.

Swizz Beatz helmed the tracks “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Murder to Excellence” on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s chart-topping Watch the Throne, and contributed vocals on two of the cuts. Speaking with Billboard’s The Juice, Swizzy explained that being part of the project was a blessing that reveal itself in time.

"I'm a part of four different songs in different ways," he explained. "That's like what I was telling someone today. It’s like being in the studio with Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson at the same time. Of course, we don't feel that now, the masses don't feel like that now, but 10 years down the road, 15 years, that will be compared to something like that in Hip Hop history. Just to be in the Mercer... I'm just happy to be here.”

Jay-Z and Kanye West shattered the iTunes first-week digital sales record earlier this week with around 290,000 copies sold. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with 436,000 copies sold.

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  • Anonymous

    I love how this guy doesn't contribute to an album at all and always thinks he's the greatest and made the albums classic. Joe Budden looking ass nigga.

  • gh

    welcome to the jungle ruines the middle of the album. primetime would have been a better choice.

  • Madd Lucci

    swizz a legend in this rap shit. dude produced for everybody and had madd hits for 13 years straight. while yall bitch niggas hate on him, this nigga in the studio producing for ur favorite rap nigga.

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  • Tony Yayo is Gay

    Albums are good till this nigga and his wack ass hooks drown it. welcome to the jungle was a silent letdown. murder to excellence was good cause swizz wasnt on the hook or anything. His hooks on kanyes last album and drake albums were annoying and pointless.

  • Ke Sahn

    My favorites shit: gotta have it(classic shit), murder to excellence(classic song), made in America, no church in the wild, Niggaz in Paris is aight, lift off is bland, I love the hook though, sound like they was rushing the writing process, maybe in fear of it being leaked?

  • Ke Sahn

    I'm a huge fan of both Jay and Kanye but the album ain't even classic, I don't know if I haven't listened close enough or maybe it hasn't fully grown on me yet, I think it should have been a mixtape, a lot of people saying that people's expectations were too high, but I just expected a little more substance from these guys, that's why I fuck wit em, no doubt they got a couple joints with a message but a lot of it is these niggaz talking fly shit and that's fine, but not what makes historical, it did make history with the sales though but that was off pure hype

  • da1

    This guy did like two songs and both of them were ass. HHDX must be on very friendly terms with this joke because they always make an article about him for nothing. Watch the throne really wasn't all that good. It was dope lyrically but the beats and the choruses were average as hell.

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  • sam scully

    I'm so tired of hip hop media trying to force dis shit on Ppl I mean it's like dey really just making dis a "classic or historic" album psychologically I mean seriously this shit needs to stop and Ppl need to grow up and b individuals its like everyones a robot Ppl just go with dis shit to follow the crowd it's a nice album but it's not historic me Thriller is historic compared to historic albums it's trash you can't put watch the throne in the same class wit ALL EYEZ ON ME

  • fuck you

    This guy sucks so fucking much, i can't stand how much publicity this guy gets for NOTHING. Seriously contributed on Watch the Throne? You did one song with your annoying ass voice as background. This guy fucking sucks at rapping and has the worst voice in rap history, not to mention hasn't made a decent beat in almost a decade..but no Kanye had to open his big fucking mouth and give this no talent piece of shit praise and now he is everywhere. Seriously fuck Swizz Beats i hope he falls of the face of the earth.

  • Geeda get

    Shit is fresh thats fo sho. album stay crisp WTT is a 9/10 made in america and thats my bitch coulda been left off

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