The next F1 Tracks takeover has landed, this week hip hop recording artist, DJ and record producer Swizz Beatz, brings his infamous “Zone Radio” to the F1 Tracks playlist for the Monaco Virtual Grand Prix.
During lockdown Swizz has been busy creating Instagram based programs for music lovers. Swizz and fellow super star producer Timbaland, have launched “Verzuz”, where they pay tribute to iconic music creators of the past and present. He is also producing “Zone Radio,” a late night radio show, live from his extremely impressive garage of cars. Swizz’s influence has led to both shows being hugely successful, breaking IG streaming records with over 750K simultaneous live viewers, and over 4million users tuning in over the duration of a stream.
Swizz is a huge F1 fan and when asked which F1 driver he thought would make the best music artist, he was in no doubt it would be Lewis Hamilton, highlighting his “swag and appeal” and even mentioning that he has been in the studio with Lewis before.
Swizz also notes that he loves the non-stop energy of F1, and feels like this is reflected in some of his songs. He highlights Monaco as his favourite racing track and has united his passion of F1 and music to produce the perfect playlist for fans to enjoy while watching the Virtual Grand Prix this weekend. His playlist is an eclectic mix of tracks including hit single, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg and Pharrell, the classic tune from Chaka Demus & Pliers, “Murder She Wrote” and even a song from reggae artist Bob Marley, “One Love”.
F1 Tracks Q&A – Swizz Beatz
Q: If you could pick one of your songs to be the new theme tune for F1, which would it be and why?
A: Ruff Riders Anthem, because it has that F1 energy, when the beat drops it feels like lights out!
Q: What’s your favourite memories from following Formula 1?
A: Every F1 experience has been crazy for me, but Abu Dhabi last year was a vibe. I love the Middle East and it was a special race.
Q: Which F1 driver do you think would make the best music artist and why?
A: Lewis. Lewis has that swag and appeal. He could do it. I’ve been in the studio with Lewis.
Q: What’s the best thing about F1?
A: It’s non-stop energy, start to finish. Feels like one of my songs (Haha)
Q: Any similarities between the buzz of F1 and buzz of live music?
A: Nah there’s nothing like F1, that sound can’t be replicated. Both are great in their own right.
Q: Favourite Driver?
A: Lewis Hamilton
Q: Favourite Team?
A: McLaren, that’s family.
Q: Favourite F1 racing track?
Q: Please suggest one song for our playlist?
A: Note Marcato – Blackheart 39
The full Swizz Beatz F1 Tracks playlist can be found on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3g6PGlX