After an 11-year hiatus, Swizz Beatz officially returned with his new album Poison today (Nov. 2).
The 10-track project includes a starry lineup, headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Pusha T, Young Thug and Lil Wayne. The previously-released singles “Pistol by My Side,” “25 Soldiers” and “Preach” all reside on the J. Cole and Swizz Beatz-executive produced project.
“I feel like the newest me is ‘Pistol On My Side’ with me and Wayne,” Swizzy told Billboard in an interview last month. “It’s like, let the masses do what they specialize in. With what you get more experience in, you let the architects be the crafters of their craft. If you don’t know how to build a house, why the fuck are you playing with construction? But if you know David Adjeye, who’s one of the best architects, bring him in and y’all work together.
“I mastered what I mastered, and you mastered what you mastered. That equals positivity.”
Listen to Poison below.