On Thursday, Lil Wayne enthusiasts rejoiced when Swizz Beatz announced that “Mixtape Wayne” would return to the hip-hop landscape, courtesy of their smoky collaboration “Pistol on My Side.” On Friday (Sept. 14), Beatz freed the scorching video featuring Wayne and Swizz’s wife Alicia Keys.
Filmed at Lil Wayne’s skate park, Weezy is in full-force, thrashing doubters with his punchy delivery. “Pistol on my side, you don’t want that thing to scream at ya/ Laughin’ when you die, boy, my pistol a comedian (brr)/ Pistol on my side, now he lyin’ like the media/ Clips longer than encyclopedias, you’re readin’ ’em,” he raps. While Beatz amplifies the track with his resounding ad-libs, Keys is found playing the piano in the flaming clip. As Wayne fires away the remaining bars from his loaded verse, Keys flips the track with her gloomy riffs, adding an exciting close to the fiery visual.
Not only did Swizz release his long-awaited video for “P.O.M.S.,” but he also announced the track list for his forthcoming album Poison. Set to be released Nov. 2, Swizz enlisted Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Young Thug, Pusha T, The LOX and more for his first project in 11 years. For the proverbial cherry on top, Beatz recruited J. Cole to serve as the project’s executive producer.
Watch “Pistol on My Side” featuring Lil Wayne below.