*Swizz Beatz is on a mission to build his brand. So much so that he’s living the college life and not ashamed of it.
Swizz recently offered a glimpse of how campus life is working for him when he stopped by Power 105’s Breakfast Club. Other topics touched on by the music producer include the reason he decided to return to school, living in a dorm and vacationing with his current wife Alicia Keys and ex-wife Mashonda. Below are the highlights from the interview:
On why he decided to go back to school:
“I just felt like you got to keep graduating your brand. A lot of people get complacent with their success and things that they have done before and I just wasn’t comfortable with that because I started transitioning from being a producer to being a business owner. And I would be in theses rooms and no matter how big the deal is or how good it is people would still look at me like ‘oh, he’s the rapper guy,’ ‘he’s the rapper friend.’ I was like we all in this meeting because of what I’m bringing to the table. Being that I really didn’t have those credentials to go with those different things, I didn’t feel I was getting the respect I deserved so I said you know what, let me go sharpen my pencil a lil bit. Really walk back in these rooms a different person and a different man. And really invest that time into myself.”
On if he’s living at Harvard Business School:
Swizz said he’s staying in a dorm on campus and he doesn’t have a roommate. He sleeps in a twin bed, has his own shower and his room is really smart. He decided to stay on campus to get the real college experience.
On him vacationing with Alicia AND his ex-Mashonda:
“I thought that was a very positive message but even in that people still want the waters to be dark. They was saying all types of stuff. No, man there’s kids involved. We got to go to graduations for a long time. We got to go to games for a long time. And our personal things that we threw in the past, that’s the past. It’s going on 5 years already. Mashonda, she didn’t like fly on vacation, she happen to be over there already. She happen to be over there and she wanted to see our son.”
For more of Swizz Beatz’ interview with The Breakfast Club, check out the video below