After Swizz Beat and Just Blaze got together to put on a beat battle reminiscent of the DJing competitions of hip-hop's early days in the 1980's, Swizz issued a challenge to Virginia production genius, that for months went unresponded to. This week the Virginia native finally answered the call, stating, "Swizz.. you have woken up Timbo Son. Challenge accepted. I'm with the smoke," in a video posted to his Timbo the King Instagram page. And confirmation that the super-producer battle is actually going down has sparked a fire under the Bronx anthem maker. He is so giddy about it, he has been eagerly spreading the word.
"You know, I popped off on Timbaland too," Swizz told Conor McGregor when he bumped into him back stage at the last press conference with Floyd Mayweather on Friday, July 16. Swizz brought Timbo's name up as McGregor was elaborating on how his appearance on stage by the undefeated boxing champ's side was something close to the experience at a Swizz Beats show. "It's like a rap concert out there these days," he said.
Swizz has always been one to take his craft and those with respect for it, back to the basics. Back in 2007, he battled Kanye West on stage at Summer Jam. The battle's results were highly contested, as was his battle against Just Blaze; although many felt that Swizz pulling out an unreleased track featuring Nas, Jay Z, Jadakiss and DMX won him the night.