Album Review: Poison by Swizz Beatz (8/10)

Hard-knocking and bass-driven, Swizz Beatz delivers a heart-pumping release for eager fans. A creative producer associated with many top rap artists, Swizz is a nucleus who brings together hip-hop’s most talented into his second album. With features from Nas to Lil’ Wayne to Kendrick Lamar to 2 Chainz, Poison lives up to its name. The “Ruff Ryder” himself is the difference between a beatmaker and a producer; his arrangements are on another level. Though a hitmaker, Swizz is not really known for his bars, it’s more for his beats, which allows Poison to be as dangerous as it is.

Rating: 8/10

Epic Records
Producer: Various