March 4, 2016


Watch Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz's 5-Year-Old Son Make a Beat for Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar's surprise new album untitled unmastered. has starry beats; duh. Da Internz, DJ Spinz, Hit-Boy, DJ Khalil, Nard & B—beats from all of 'em. 

But "untitled 07 | 2014 - 2016" is a two-parter that goes from the banger zone to blacklight piano lounge mode at the 2:30 mark. And the guy who takes the torch at the point is Egypt Daoud Dean, the 5-and-a-half-year-old son of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.

Watch above as the mohawked dude Kendrick shouts out as "Young Egypt" works on the (dope!) production. ("FYI no help on the beat!!!" Swizz has confirmed.)

Here's what Alicia Keys had to offer for backstory on Instagram:

"He got up that morning humming a melody..... We went to the piano to find it....he picked it out by ear....he loves to play.... I know that feeling. Congratulations Egypt for practicing and learning and trying and listening to the music in your heart!"

A second post from Swizz shows "Egypt playing the intro to his beat on #Kendrick #7 on the album ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ 5yrs old in his zone !! #proudparents." Watch that one:

In another post Swizz wrote:

"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"

Stream Kendrick Lamar's untitled unmastered. here and check out Fuse's track-by-track first impressions while you do.