Swiss Beatz releases “Hip Hop 50:Vol 2” EP in commemoration of Hip Hop’s 50th birthday


Grammy Award-winning producer, rapper, and entrepreneur, Swizz Beatz, has released his EP – “Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2,” just in time for the 50th anniversary of hip hop.

The six-track project is the second EP in Mass Appeal’s “Hip Hop 50: The Soundtrack.” Coming off the first installment of the EP series with DJ Premier’s Hip Hop 50 Vol. 1,” “Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2,” which is produced by Swizz Beatz. The EP is an ode to New York rap and includes features from Hip Hop greats such as Nas, Lil Wayne, Lil Durk, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Jadakiss, Jay Electronica, Benny The Butcher, Fivio Foreign, Scar Lip, and Bandmanrill. Fans can also stay tuned for the “Say Less” video featuring Lil Durk & A Boogie wit da Hoodie releasing next week.

“Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2,” which culminates Swizz Beatz’s successful 20-year career. The tracks have Swiss Beatz’s signature sounds, ad-libs, and voice on the track. Also, the EP takes us through the journey of Hip Hop and its evolution through the years.

The Verzuz creator first rose to prominence as a Ruff Ryder producing songs for DMX and Eve. The success of “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem” launched Beatz’s career as a highly sought-after and regarded artist. He’s since gone on to create some of the most prolific songs in Hip Hop, working with JAY-Z, Noreaga, Busta Rhymes, Cassidy, Nas, Rakim, Lil Wayne, and many more. “Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2,” will be followed by eight more EPs from iconic figures who’ve had a hand in expanding the culture from the streets of the Bronx to the global community.

A portion of all Hip Hop 50 proceeds will be donated to various charitable organizations, including, the Universal Hip Hop Museum set to open its doors in 2024.

Listen to “Hip Hop Vol. 50” below:

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