It’s showtime! Swizz Beatz is gearing up for his new album Haute Living and he’s enlisted a star-studded cast of collaborators, including his wife Alicia Keys.
Rap-Up.com was inside a private dinner hosted by Reebok at Philippe Chow, where the super-producer previewed a few tracks from his second solo project, due this summer. After dining on lobster, Swizz pulled out his MacBook Pro and turned the restaurant into a studio with a few banging selections featuring Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, and U2’s Bono.
The feel-good “International Party” boasts a rock-tinged beat with Alicia on the chorus. A video will be filmed in Los Angeles this week with director Chris Robinson and it will mark the kickoff to his global partnership with Reebok, which includes a line of sneakers and apparel.
Swizzy also played the black-and-white video for his lead single “Rock ‘N’ Roll” featuring Lil Wayne, Lenny Kravitz, and Travis Barker, and mentioned that he had recorded a collaboration with his Ruff Ryders cohort Eve.
Get ready for a Haute summer!