Bangladesh recently spoke with XXL and as usual the producer does what he does best… keep it real. While discussing being relevant in hip hop, the producer made is clear that he didn’t feel Swizz Beatz was relevant and was only still hot because he married Alicia Keys. Check out the excerpt below.
“I don’t think Swizz is relevant,” Bangladesh tells XXL. “I’m keeping it 100.”
While he noted that Beatz is relevant to some degree, Bangladesh explained further.
“I think there’s a difference between relevance and musical relevance,” he noted. “You married a lady that’s poppin’ [Alicia Keys], you know it’ll give you a lot of relevance, but you gotta make hits. Ain’t no hits. Are you relevant for the craft you’re doing or the life you live as far as the decisions you make?”
He continued by explaining that he feels “relevance is in being youthful” and that he has it because he looks young.
“The relevance is in being youthful,” he said. “Still being in-the-know. I have a 15 year old son so they think we’re brothers and I put him on to stuff. You know, I’m 34 but people tell me I look 23. He still look to me for information. Usually it’s the opposite; usually the parents are lame or too old to understand or whatever. Just the way I feel, I got so much more time.”