It’s showtime! Swizz Beatz is back with his new single “It’s Okayyy.”
Over a boom-bap beat, produced by Avenue, the super-producer raps about haters who criticize everything from his beats to his grind (“They don’t know how you made it, how you got your deal”), but don’t confront him in person. “It’s okayyy, just tell me when you see me though,” he raps.
Swizz is now readying his new album Poison, his first since 2010’s One Man Band Man, for release on July 20 via Epic Records, according to HipHop-N-More. Potential guests include J. Cole, Lil Wayne, and Chance the Rapper.
“I feel like I took all of the hits off the album,” he told Peter Rosenberg on “Open Late.” “I realized that everybody’s going for the three-pointer instead of just the layup that’s just dope, and it gets you to the destination and it wins the game. I wanted something to really happen and I wanted to ignite some fire. It took a lot of discipline to take records off that I took off. On this particular album, I have a focus.”