When Producers Beef

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When Producers Beef

Just because producers don't normally take to the mic doesn't mean they can't clash just as much as their rapping counterparts. Earlier this week, Bangladesh made headlines when he dissed fellow beatmaker Swizz Beatz. “I don’t think Swizz is relevant,” Bangladesh told XXL. “I’m keeping it 100...I think there’s a difference between relevance and musical relevance. You married a lady that’s poppin’ [Alicia Keys], you know it’ll give you a lot of relevance, but you gotta make hits. Ain’t no hits." Sound like fighting words to us. But Bangladesh is just the latest producer to verbally beat on competitors like drum pads on an MPC. Click on for other notable beatmaker beefs. —Alex Gale

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