Swizz Beatz is back with his first full-length release since 2007's "One Man Band". We're bringing you the Poison album credits, tracklist, and streams.
Swizz Beatz has been in the game since he was a yut. The legendary producer relocated to Atlanta to work under his uncles, Dee and Waah, co-founders of the Ruff Ryders. He would take on a Korg Triton as his weapon of choice and chase the musical landscape as we knew it. From the DMX to Eve to The Lox, Cassidy, Jay-Z, T.I. and more, Swizz Beatz has managed a career many producers would sell their souls to have.
See where we're going with this? There was no way I could talk about Swizz without that last track. I couldn't walk anywhere on campus at my small North Carolina liberal arts college without people singing "Philly, Philly" to me. Swizz didn't make album cuts. He wasn't aiming for singles. He swung for the fences. We could do an entire post of his discography but we digress.
We won't even mention who he's married to or that he's an executive for Reebok, with an eye for art and fashion, sought out and respected by major brands and entities the world over. We're just happy Swizzy is back in his bag. The game needs it. Lil Wayne dropped an anthem with Swizz which we covered for the omission of homage to G-Dep and EZ Elpee, the original artist and producer of Special Delivery but the track is a banger regardless.
Rumblings of Poison began in June. Initial release dates and information were sketchy and unreliable. Swizz told Pitchfork he had 70 tracks originally but shaved it to 10, removing all the hits that would end up potentially being bigger than the album. The release date of July 20 came and went.
On September 13, 2018 Swizzy would release the video for "Pistol On My Side" featuring Lil Wayne.
On September 14, 2018 a tracklist was released via Swizz's IG account.
On the 21st of September he released the single "Come Again" featuring London rapper and Grime artist, Giggs. The video would follow on the 25th.
Swizzy helmed the production. Ironically the track closely resembled a song by Saigon of the same title with the same cadence and adlibs produced by Ez Elpee. The beats were not similar however the flow and cadence of the hook are damn near identical. Here's the original inspiration for both.
On October 12, 2018, the video for Preach featuring Jim Jones was released.
Anyway, the tracklist would change one more time.
This would prove to be the official list. The album was executive produced by J Cole.
Swizz also let us know that a video for Echo featuring Nas and produced by DJ Scratch is on the way.