Swizz Beatz has announced the release of his upcoming third solo album Haute Living. During an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Semtex, the super-producer revealed that the album will drop on his birthday, September 13th.
“Monster Mondays was a warm-up for people to understand that I’m doing things different. So when we get into my album Haute Living, which I’m dropping on my b-day September 13th, people, when they hear the track with me, Bono and Kanye ["Skyscrapers"], they can be prepared for it. When they hear the track with me, Lenny Kravitz and Lil Wayne, they can be prepared for it,” he said.
He also revealed that British singer Alexandra Burke and M.I.A. will make guest appearances on the album, which has already spawned the single "Everyday (Coolin')" featuring Eve. “When they see all these different zones, they can be prepared for it, not just thinking of one club track, because I have so much to express. I have so much to let people know who I am as a person, how I’ve grown, where I’m ready to take it and just trying to set the bar for the culture 20 times higher,” he continued. “And it comes with no sleep and putting extra work and doing things people are scared to do. I already shot five videos for my album already. Epic ones.”
The Bronx, New York native also revealed that he may shoot a video for the Monster Mondays giveaway “The Transporter” featuring Rick Ross. Before ducking out of the interview, he offered his opinion on upstarts Odd Future, supporting their movement.
“Odd Future, it’s a cool movement. I got to witness Frank Ocean in the studio, he’s a very talented guy. He’s definitely different from the rest of the group, which I’ve seen. I think he’s very special and I know for sure he has a lot of big things that people are going to witness that I witnessed,” he said. “I mean, having your freedom is always the best, but sometimes when you’re a young group like Odd Future, you might want to have a little extra support.”