[artist id="1161216"]Swizz Beatz[/artist] has been busy in the studio lately, working on numbers for Kanye West, N.E.R.D., Mary J. Blige and, of course, his own solo album, Haute Living.
The multiplatinum producer has been tweeting about his long nights recently, but he told MTV News that when you're inspired by a project, there's just no sleep until completion.
"When you're working on albums, nobody sleeps," he explained of all the work piled on his plate. "The excitement of being in the moment of music and having that pressure on you — you got a lot of people waiting on that project, you not gonna sleep either. You want to get it right in your mind, [so] you don't have an appetite, you're not tired. You go into overdrive ... to make the best thing possible.
"That shows how it goes when you work with real artists, you work until it's done," Swizz added. "Sometimes it gets overdone [Laughs]."
Over the weekend, Swizz and Blige connected in the studio and completed four records, according to the Ruff Ryder alum's Twitter messages. He told MTV News that at least one of the songs would see the light of day this week. While Swizz said he's producing a number of songs for her new project, he also revealed that Blige might appear on one track from his forthcoming LP.
While holed up in a New York studio earlier this month, Swizz managed to collaborate with Kanye West on his "Power" remix. His studio session with Pharrell happened to overlap with Kanye's and the three producers wound up working on one another's projects by the end of the night, Swizz said.
"We were in there working on multiple things, [Kanye] was working on a song for my album, I was working with N.E.R.D. in another room for their album, and then the 'Power' remix was still in the works," Swizz explained. "So, at the end of the night, everybody just ended up in both rooms. It was just going from one joint to the other and everyone showing respect to everyone's craft. It was super-dope."
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