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Swizz Beatz Talks Alicia Keys’ New Album

Swizz Beatz Talks Alicia Keys' New Album


Alicia Keys’ upcoming fifth album doesn’t even have a release date yet, but her husband Swizz Beatz is already proclaiming it a classic.

“My wife’s album’s coming out. It’s an amazing, amazing album full of timeless pieces — which is what music needs now,” Swizz told The Hollywood Reporter at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York City this past Thursday (June 14).

Swizzy noted that even though he’s put on his producer hat for a couple of tracks, Keys is very well in control of her project. “She’s her own creative genius. She needs no handouts from me,” he said.

Keys’ last album The Element of Freedom released in 2009, contained the hit ‘Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready),’ which topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts for twelve consecutive weeks, and a stripped down piano version of ‘Empire State of Mind,’ the smash hit from Jay-Z’s Blue Print 3 for which she sang the chorus.



By Omar Paredes



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