Swizz Beatz Responds To Ez Elpee's "Special Delivery" Vs. "Uproar" Beat Jacking Claim
publish date: 2018-10-26
Less than 24 hours after tenured Hip Hop producer Ez Elpee spoke exclusively with about not being credited — or even mentioned — by fellow New Yorker Swizz Beatz after his 2001 hit record 'Special Delivery' (clearly) was 'reworked' for Tha Carter V single 'Uproar,' Swizz has responded via social media with well-deserved, non-contextualized praise.
Blessings King!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/hjmVq8swU9
— SWIZZ BEATZ (@THEREALSWIZZZ) October 24, 2018
'Super shout out to Ez Elpee, the original producer of 'Special Delivery',' Swizz wrote via an image posted to Twitter and Instagram a couple of hours after the interview dropped. There isn't much explanation beyond that, and it curiously refers to Elpee as the 'original producer,' which is likely a title that would require credit.
Semantics aside, and no matter the reason that Swizz chose not to extend an actual writing credit to Elpee for the obvious, it's acknowledgment — and at the end of the day, that is all Elpee stated that he was looking for.
“We’ve all made a lot of money … life goes on,” he noted in his interview. “Seventeen years and now we’re having extra plays on the record … that was a hit record. It stood the test of time.”
Read the full interview with Ez Elpee, here.