Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
3.15.2011 Uncategorized

Swizz Beatz Throws an ‘International Party’ with Alicia Keys

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!