|Single by Swizz Beatz|
|from the album One Man Band Man|
|Released||May 29, 2007|
|Length||3:08 (Album version)|
3:22 (Original version)
|Label||Motown Records, Full Surface|
|Songwriter(s)||Kasseem Dean, Roger Hatcher, Major Lance, Eric McCaine|
|Producer(s)||Swizz Beatz (co-produced by The "E. McCaine" Edition (Eric McCaine)|
|Swizz Beatz singles chronology|
"Top Down" is a song by American hip hop record producer and recording artist Swizz Beatz, featured as the eighth track on his debut studio album One Man Band Man . "Top Down" contains samples of swirls and riotous bursts of 1970s-soul horns from "Girl, Come on Home" by Major Lance.
In an interview with MTV, Swizz Beatz explained the song was initially meant for Nas: "The record was originally for Nas. I got Nas' vocals already. But I can't do Nas, and his energy is not right on there. It would be dead weight. No disrespect, but it can't be dead weight if I can't make it feel like reality. I need the shit crazy. I need to shoot a video! It's gotta be another 'It's Me Bitches,' but bigger. I could easily pull a Nas card and have people be like, 'Nas is spazzing on the verse.' But it has to be a movie. I got it. It just gotta make sense. I can get Nas, Jay-Z and Jadakiss on that. I can do that. It's light work, but it's gotta make sense."
On May 30, 2009, the song Nas recorded over the beat leaked, entitled "Be Worried".
On February 21, 2011, Swizz Beatz officially released the mastered version with Nas for his series of free weekly mp3s titled Monster Mondays."
"Top Down" gained recognition from being featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV as well as the 2010 movie The Other Guys .
The song was featured in the second half of the music video for "Money in the Bank". In it, Swizz Beatz is in front of a green screen "riding" a Lamborghini. After the video was released, Swizz Beatz released the single on his Myspace.
1. Top Down (Dirty)
2. Top Down (Radio)
3. It's Me Snitches
4. It's Me Snitches (Remix)
5. It's Me Snitches (Remix) (Instrumental)
6. It's Me Snitches (Remix) (A Capella)
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Kasseem Dean, known professionally as Swizz Beatz, is an American musician, record producer, DJ, rapper, art collector, and entrepreneur from New York City. Born and raised in The Bronx, Dean embarked on his musical career as a disc jockey (DJ). At the age of 18, he gained recognition in the hip hop industry through his family's record label, Ruff Ryders Entertainment, as well as his friendship and work with East Coast rapper and Ruff Ryders signee DMX. Dean later found a protégé in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, whose success helped the launch of his own label imprint, Full Surface Records, in 1999. He went on to sign multiple artists to the label, including Eve, Mashonda, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Dean went on to release two albums under the label; the first was a compilation, titled Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, released in 2002, and later his debut studio album, One Man Band Man in 2007. In November 2018, Dean released his second album, Poison. Alongside fellow musician Timbaland, Dean is known for creating the popular webcast series Verzuz in 2020.
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"Fancy" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake, from his debut album, Thank Me Later. The song features vocals from American rappers T.I. and Swizz Beatz, the latter of whom also co-produced the track alongside Noah "40" Shebib. The song was released to US radio stations on August 3, 2010 as the album's fourth official single, however promotion of the track ended earlier than expected due to Drake's uncertainty towards the song's planned music video and promotion.
"Holding You Down " is a song by American singer Jazmine Sullivan. It was written by Sullivan, Cainon Lamb, and Missy Elliott for her second album, Love Me Back (2010), while production was helmed by Elliott, with Lamb credited as co-producer. The song was released as the album's leads single in July 2010. It reached number 60 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
"Ass on the Floor" is a song performed by Diddy and the duo Dirty Money, lifted from their debut album, Last Train to Paris. The song features guest vocals and production from record producer Swizz Beatz. It was released as the third UK single taken from the album on 18 April 2011. "Ass on the Floor" was co-written by the lead performers, as well as Leroy Watson. Incorporating pounding drums and shimmering synthesizers, "Ass on the Floor" was praised by critics as one of the best songs on Last Train to Paris.
"Start It Up" is the third single from Lloyd Banks' third album H.F.M. 2 . The song features Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, Ryan Leslie & Fabolous, it was produced by Cardiak. The song was released as a digital download on November 2, 2010.
"Speechless" is a song by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, featuring additional vocals from American rapper Eve. It was written by Keys, Eve and Swizz Beatz, and produced by the latter. It samples Kanye West’s 2010 song “Devil in a New Dress”. A dedication to her son Egypt, whom she gave birth to in October 2010, the freestyle collaboration was released as a holiday gift for Keys's fans on Beatz's Monster Mondays program on December 27, 2010. Swizz Beatz later included the song on his mixtape Monster Monday Volume One (2011). The song charted on number 71 the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in early 2011.
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