“I don’t think Swizz is relevant,” Bangladesh told XXL. “I’m keeping it 100.”
On why he feels Swizz has some relevance:
“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. Are you relevant for the craft you’re doing or the life you live as far as the decisions you make?
On how one should maintain relevance:
“The relevance is in being youthful,” “Still being in-the-know. I have a 15 year old son so they think we’re brothers and I put him on to stuff. You know, I’m 34 but people tell me I look 23. He still look to me for information. Usually it’s the opposite; usually the parents are lame or too old to understand or whatever. Just the way I feel, I got so much more time.”
On maintaining relevance with age:
“I be thinking about when I’m 50 and I still can make a beat,” he said. “I don’t feel like I’m old. I don’t feel like I don’t know what’s going on. I’m still fashionable. I’m still putting people onto the next thing. So people look at me like the inspiration.”
Personally I think that this article about Bangladesh’s thoughts and opinions would have gain legs and walked all over the blogosphere had he not mentioned Swizzy. Is that enough relevance for you!!!