Spazz on your retinas with the new video for "It's Me Bitches" - or, as television and certain radio stations know it, "It's Me Snitches" - the first single off Swizz Beatz's One Man Band Man. We previewed the album in Swizz's studio last January (he played it off his Serato, scratching in each song individually) and it sounded massive, even in unfinished form. One Man Band Man isn't the showoffy, "In The Year 3000..." outer space beat showcase you might expect from a superproducer solo LP. Instead, there's joyous Bill Withers and Q-Tip samples, an uber-banger called "Big Munny" ("choke a nigga type flow," says Swizz), a revitalized Cassidy, and even Chris Martin of Coldplay, who sounds a lot less cheesy than he did on Jay-Z's album (he even does his own adlibs!) Check for the record this spring, and revisit all the mind gems from SB in this extended Q&A from FADER 40. Jamiroquai!
February 28, 2007