Nas and Swizz Beatz have a history of collaborations. The producer has crafted songs such as “Twilight” for the Bravehearts, “Braveheart Party” and Nas appeared on Swizz’s Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories album in 2002.

Recently, Swizz produced “Summer on Smash,” an energetic cut from Nas’ latest album, Life Is Good. In an interview with MTV News, the producer discussed the track.

Swizz revealed that he and Nas worked on several tracks. “We collaborated on a couple of other joints also, it was a fun time working with my Virgo brother,” he explained. 

Swizz specifically discussed “Summer on Smash,” which also features singer Miguel, and how it differs from the rest of the album. “I listened to the album and the whole entire album was super lyrical, it had all the different elements, I just think that it was perfect because it was dropping in the summer.”

“You know as a producer you’re a fan of the artist so you have stuff like, ‘Yo I need him to do this,'” he added. “He missed out on a couple on this album that y’all gonna say that too, as well, but yo man Life Is Good.”

Watch the interview below:

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