‘Haute Living is still coming, but as far as releasing all on one day, I’m not doing that no more,’ Swizz tells MTV News.
By Jocelyn Vena
Swizz Beatz initially was planning to go about releasing his latest musical venture Haute Living like any other artist would. He had a release date set and was growing the buzz around the album. Then he seemed to change his mind.
Instead of releasing all of the songs at once, Swizz is going to release the tracks over an extended period of time. Why? Well, he explained it all to MTV News at the Sounds Like Paper Concert at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, where he was celebrating his Paper magazine cover.
“Let me clarify: Haute Living is still coming, but as far as releasing all on one day, I’m not doing that no more,” he said. “I want to just drop singles from Haute Living instead of ‘I’m coming on September 13.’ I’m like, ‘You know what? Let me make every song an event, instead of just that one day being an event.’ ”
Swizz, never a man to let boundaries define him, continued, “I want to change the whole mind-set of the way I do things as an album, but Haute Living is definitely coming. I’m just tired of doing things traditional. My whole concept of life is just to do things nontraditional, making new rules. Sky’s not the limit — it’s just a view.”
Much like his reinvention of the album’s rollout, Swizz also sees the album’s music as a reinvention of how he sounds. “My vision came together for what was basically breaking all boundaries and graduating my brand and letting people know that I can do other things,” he explained. “And I used Haute Living as an outlet to team me [with all these other artists] and it was amazing.”
Now that he’s clarified all the hubbub around Haute Living, Swizz also addressed Lil Wayne’s recent comments regarding their track “Dear Anne,” in which Wayne pointed out that he wasn’t happy with the track because he thought his verses were too “old,” according to XXL. “That problem is solved now,” Swizz teased. “So look out for something.”