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Swizz Beatz Taps Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz for ‘Hands Up’

Hands Up
Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz‘s last album, ‘One Man Band,’ came out in 2007, and featured bangers ‘Money In the Bank’ and ‘It’s Me Bitches.’ The producer sounded like he took a cue from his prior success by coming back with a high-tempo song that sounds like ready to make waves in the club. Enter ‘Hands Up.’

The track features hit makers 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross. Swizz Beatz handles the hook while his minimalist claps and 808s beat steadily pushes the track along.

The tempo of the claps pushes Rick Ross to speed up his normally breathy delivery. Rozay doesn’t sound all that stressed while making the change though. Before his performance, Nicki Minaj spits a focused few bars to reassert herself as the queen of hip-hop.

“Ayo pass the crown to the real queen, you know da girl get it poppin’ like a pill feen / I got little bunny rabbits in my backyard, so f— a funny style fraud, tryna act hard,” she raps. As she’s rapping, Swizz Beatz’s signature “God damn it” ad-libs feel so fitting.

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz — whose sophomore debut, ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time,’ is set to come out Sept. 10 — sound invigorated. It’s as if all the featured guests on this party record know this could very well be the summer’s lash hurrah.

Listen to Swizz Beatz ‘Hands Up’ Feat. Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

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