Swizz Beatz has done significant work with JAY-Z and Beyonce over the years.
But the 38-year old producer isn't on the Hov's new album 4:44 despite rumors that he would be.
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In fact, all the tracks on the album are produced by No I.D. Swizz addressed that in an interview with Acton EntU.
"I was asked to collaborate. But once I heard the project ... I just thought it was a perfect body of work, and I didn't think that I could add nothing to the project," Swizz says. "I thought the project was an art piece in itself and shouldn't be interpreted ... [JAY-Z's] album is not like the rest of his albums. It's like an exhibit that's curated by a curator. He has a curator [No I.D.] and they curated the show together and I think it's perfect."Swizz speaks on 4:44 at the 5:50 mark below. He discusses DMX's new album right before, saying "it could" drop this year.