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Blogger Creates Swizz Beatz Greatest (and Worst) Hits CDs

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Swizz Beatz has been a monster super producer for years now and his recent turn on Kanye West‘s ‘Power’ remix just served to cement his reputation as one of the best hype men in hip-hop. Need a little refresher? On his personal blog, music journalist Sean Fennessey prepared a three-disc trip through Swizzy’s history behind the boards.

The collection starts with his early hits such as DMX‘s ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’ — a first hit that Swizz scored when he was a mere 20-year old trying to break into the game. Other early favorites include the classic NYC posse cut ‘Banned on TV’ — also impressively flipped by Lil Wayne on his recent ‘No Ceilings’ mixtape — and Jay-Z‘s early smash ‘Jigga My N—-.’ Of course, recent efforts that incorporate more sampling and party-oriented ad-libs are also present in tracks like Hov’s ‘On to the Next One.’

Perhaps the most interesting part of the mix is the third disc, which encompasses what Fennessey considers Swizzy’s greatest misses and head-scratching moments. Just check out that solo track that features Metallica and Ja Rule called ‘We Did It Again’ or his infamous Limp Bizkit remix. It’s good for some giggles.

Check out the full list and get some temporary downloads for research purposes here. ‘Haute Living,’ Swizz Beatz’s third solo effort, is on the way later this year.

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