Flex issued an on-air challenge to the former Ruff Ryders collaborators, urging them to reunite and record a new song together.
“Jadakiss, I challenge you to get me a solo record by next Thursday,” he said. “Do you accept the challenge? Do I have to call Swizz Beatz? As a matter of fact, it better be a beat from Swizz. It better be.”
While Jadakiss has yet to respond to the challenge, it appears Swizz Beatz is more than ready to meet Flex’s deadline. “ASAP [raised hands emojis],” he commented on Flex’s Instagram post.
The 43-year-old producer/DJ also posted a video of himself listening and nodding along to Flex’s challenge in the car on his Instagram Stories.
Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz have worked together numerous times over the years. Swizz produced the bulk of The LOX’s 2000 album We Are the Streets — home to fan-favorites like “Wild Out” and “Fuck You” — as well as solo Kiss records such as “Who’s Real,” “Jada’s Got a Gun” and “Kiss of Death.”
The Yonkers MC has also laced Swizz production on collaborations like N.O.R.E.’s “Banned From T.V.,” DMX’s “Blackout” and Mya’s “The Best of Me.” Most recently, they connected on Nipsey Hussle collaborator J. Stone’s “No Time (Remix)” in June.
While it remains to be seen whether Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz will rise to the challenge, Conway The Machine, Juelz Santana and Fabolous have all successfully stepped up to the plate.
After getting into a spat with Flex over his complaint about gatekeeper New York DJs, the Griselda MC smoothed things over by delivering “RIP Steve Smith Freestyle,” a freestyle over the 1988 Biz Markie classic “Nobody Beats the Biz.”
Santana followed suit by serving up a new collaboration with Benny The Butcher, while Loso came through with not one, but two new songs: “1 Thing Freestyle” and the French Montana-assisted “Say Less.”