Record Producer Swizz Beatz is has a familiar relationship with veteran rapper Cassidy. The producer worked with the underground rapper during his break out into the mainstream. Over the years since they initially worked together their relationship has had its share of issues. Now Swizz is being asked to weigh in on the beef between Cassidy and Meek Mills.
“That’s how he felt. His passion is rapping and battling and I think he said everything that he meant,” Swizz expressed, when addressing the question concerning Cassidy’s “R.A.I.D.” diss track aimed at Meek Mill.
When asked if he was shocked at the diss tape or the magnitude at which Cassidy went after Meek Mills, Swizz simply replied that he’s used to battling. “I’m used to it. I been around battling all my life. It’s a creative sport,” he continued. “I doubt it, I don’t think he’s gonna respond.”
Swizz also addressed the current ordeal concerning young Chicago rapper Chief Keef, who was just sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating his probation. When asked what he thought of Keef being inserted into the gun control debate he responded:
“I think it’s bigger than him,” he explained. “Chief Keef is just a name people can relate to because he’s in the entertainment business. But, I think the real reason is the youth, period, with nowhere to go, no plans, and they’re just resorting to living however they want to live. You go to a different country and they don’t have no support, no food, it’s the same thing. It’s just that we’re knowing about it more because there’s a celebrity name involved, but I wouldn’t even put that on him. This has been going on for years. They shut down the whole Cabrini–Green a long time ago. This been happening. But the key thing is how is it going to stop happening? Is it arts? Is it music? That’s the thing to figure out.”