When Swizz Beatz’s and Alicia Key’s 5-year old son Egypt revealed that he was working on beats for Kendrick Lamar in a video taken during Super Bowl 50, most people merely thought, “oh, how cute.” Then the credits for Lamar’s most recent project untitled.unmastered dropped and sure enough, there was his name alongside some of the biggest producers in the game for the song, “Untitled 7 |2014 – 2016.” Suddenly the joke was on everyone else, and Egypt’s father took to Instagram to brag about his son’s success.
This is the best Dad moment everrrrr!!! Congrats to my son Egypt for producing his 1st track on this amazing Kendrick Album🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 he’s only 5yrs old wowwwwwww @aliciakeys look at our lil guy baby🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #blessingsonblessings thx #Kendrick for investing in the future !!! Track 7
A photo posted by therealswizzz (@therealswizzz) on Mar 3, 2016 at 8:43pm PST
Not willing to rest on his laurels, Egypt was recently filmed by his dad back in the studio working alongside no less than Q-Tip on some funky, fresh new beats. The 5-year old is filmed going at it on drum pad, pounding out melodic bass notes over a jazzy new track. Could this be meant for Tip’s proposed solo album The Last Zulu? Could they be working together on some more material for Kendrick? Is Egypt planning on striking out on his own? The mind races with all the possibilities.
A video posted by therealswizzz (@therealswizzz) on Apr 17, 2016 at 10:56am PDT