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Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz
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Swizz Beatz Explains How His 5-Year-Old Son Produced a Kendrick Lamar Track

Swizz Beatz and his son, Egypt, recently stopped by The Jennifer Hudson Show, where they discussed producing on Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Umastered.

Swizz Beatz is revealing how his son Egypt produced Kendrick Lamar’s“untitled 07” when he was 5-years-old. The father-and-son recently appeared on The Jennifer Hudson Show, where Swizz detailed how Egypt helped Lamar at a past Super Bowl game, when the Compton native admitted to experiencing writer's block.

“He and Kendrick were talking for, like, 40 minutes,” Swizz said. “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.”

“untitled 07” would later appear on Untitled Unmastered, the LP follow-up to Lamar’s 2015 Grammy-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly. Featuring SZA, Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat, CeeLo Green, Lance Skiiiwalker, Jay Rock and Punch, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its March 2016 release.

However, Egypt, who Swizz shares with wife Alicia Keys, would express to Hudson that he doesn’t want to be a producer unlike his father, who recently dropped EP Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2. “I love music but I don’t really want to be a musician. I want to be a basketball player,” Egypt told Hudson before explaining his slight interest in musicianship. “It’s fun because I like playing stuff, so when I hear it and I’m like, ‘Oh I want to play something,’ then boom, it’s on the piano.”

Watch the full interview below.