Swizz Beatz Urges Artists to Start Their Own Businesses

Grammy-award winning hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz recently spoke with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club about the importance of being a business owner. The extensive interview contains insights that both artists and industry professionals can benefit from.
During the interview, Swizz urged artists to start businesses so that they can control their music and culture. He cited Dr. Dre’s recent sale of Beats to Apple as an example:

“Dre had a great deal. That’s real ownership, real leadership, and that’s why he cashed out the way he cashed out.”

Swizz also discussed why he hasn’t released music lately, the current state of hip-hop and more.

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