Taking to Instagram on Tuesday (July 11), the decorated producer showed off Egypt’s remarkable talent on the piano.
“This boy is turning into something else,” Swizzy wrote with a ton of decorative emojis. “EG Keys!!! Sing something to it and tag #EGKEYS.”
Watch Egypt do his thing below:
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Egypt’s talent is nothing new, having been famously credited as a producer (along with his father) on Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled 07.” off his untitled unmastered. album when he was just five years old.
In an April interview on the Jennifer Hudson Show, Swizz Beatz revealed that Egypt also helped Kendrick get past a mental block when it came to writing rhymes.
“I’m jealous as hell of that one. I thought me and Kendrick was cool,” he joked. “But they kicked it at the Super Bowl game, and I looked and him and Kendrick was talking for like 40 minutes.
“I went over and said to Kendrick, ‘Is he bothering you? Should I move him? I know 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, ‘Well man, he’s five years old.’ Still to this day, I don’t know what he was helping him deal with, but I let it happen.”
He added: “He definitely charged him. Egypt got some money off that record.”
Swizz also spoke about Egypt’s musical growth and explained how he and his wife don’t force their kids down paths they don’t want to take. “It’s beautiful,” he said. “The one thing that we don’t do is force things on them. You know, we don’t force art, we don’t force music. What we force is good intentions.
“As long as you have a good intention on what you’re doing, we’ll support it. But it’s not like, ‘You have to be this way.’ We have to let the kids be who they gonna be, but guide them in the right way and not put the pressure on them.”
The Ruff Ryders legend also revealed Egypt was handsomely rewarded for playing the piano on stage with Alicia during her tour last summer.
“It’s crazy,” he said. “He charged her though, yeah, he charged her. I was like, ‘You’re gonna charge mom?!’ He said, ‘No, no, no, no, I’m not charging mom, but the network got the money.’
“I said, ‘Okay, I understand.’ I think he charged the network $500 and a computer or something like that. He’s about that.”