When 5-year-old Egypt Dean, the son of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, appeared on the production credits for Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered, the industry and fans alike were equal parts enamored and baffled. However, Egypt’s talents were no fluke. He’s back at it again in the studio, and this time, he’s working with Q-Tip.
While other 5-year-olds are accidentally buying iPad games via in-app purchases, “Egy Beatz” was captured by his papa producer Swizzy tapping away at a drum pad in the studio, while Q nods his head and gives the talented child some positive words of reassurance. The caption for the Instagram post reads, “The teacher & the student… pure vibes.” The modest little big shot is in the zone as he does his work.
While we sit here reevaluating our lives, we still can’t wait to see what else this prodigy can do in the studio.
A video posted by therealswizzz (@therealswizzz) on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:20pm PST