Swizz Beatz continues to deliver heat with his latest single, “25 Soldiers,” which has gotten a video to match.
The track, produced by AraabMusik, features Young Thug and additional vocals by Teddy Sinclair (previously known as Natalia Kills). Swizz and Thugger both go hard on their respective hooks, but the Slime Season rapper easily dominates this one. “Murder, Kill Bill shit, get lit you’ll get killed quick / Ain’t talking syrup put a hole in your seal quick / Let them robbers put a hole in your mill bitch,” Thug spits.
The accompanying video, which dropped shortly after the song’s release, features plenty of war-themed imagery and the rappers dressed in militant garb.
In an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, Swizzy claimed he’s returning to his roots. “This is me planting my feet back on the ground, […] redoing the foundation of what I built over the years and not skipping over it or moving it to the next building without revisiting my core,” he said. “I feel that you must always revisit what people really know you for and show them that you are still a master at that craft, and then take them on a journey where you’re going to go from there.”
Swizz Beatz is currently putting the finishing touches on Poison, his forthcoming album, which arrives November 2. Check out “25 Soldiers” below: