Swizz Beatz Responds To Ez Elpee's "Special Delivery" Vs. "Uproar" Beat Jacking Claim

Less than 24 hours after tenured Hip Hop producer Ez Elpee spoke exclusively with HipHopDX 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.

“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.

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