Just the sheer epic drama of this Swizz Beatz scandal astounds me.
Here is a man who has just impregnated his fourth woman – and his baby-daddy and jump-off drama just keeps growing by the day.
Keys counts Barack and Michelle as friends (she played at last year’s presidential inauguration, changing the chorus of her recent smash ‘Girl on Fire’ to ‘Obama’s on fire!
’), their connection forged by a shared interest in philanthropy, notably in the area of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.
Tracks drift by disappointingly, anodyne and indistinguishable.
(I genuinely had to keep checking the LCD display to see if we were still on the same track.) At times, it’s like being force-fed bowl after bowl of semolina.
Keys always recalls some advice Oprah Winfrey told her for many years: Alicia and Swizz are now extremely happy with their baby boy Egypt, who was named after the African country since that is where Alicia visited years ago when she wanted to relieve the pressures of success and fame.
Do you think she really built her career on f-cking her way to the top?“That’s How Strong My Love Is” depicts love as a feat of endurance (“Through the shake of an earthquake, I will never fall…”), but Keys doesn’t quite push the idea to the extreme of Prince’s “Adore”, and falls short somewhere around Oleta Adams’ “Get Here”.Similarly, “Like the Sea” takes Stevie Nicks’ drowning metaphor from “Sara” but doesn’t take it anywhere other than the ocean floor.So, I know this is complicated, but it’s totally worth it just for the juiciness of the growing scandal.While most legit media sources claim that Alicia Keys is Swizz’s THIRD baby-mama, it’s not true. His third baby-mama is a girl named Jahna Sebastian, who lives in London and is a model, actress and music producer.
Opener “Love Is Blind” makes inventive use of left-to-right stereo panning and sudden drops into a capella, and hopes are high that Keys and coproducer Kerry “Krucial” Brothers are dropping a game-changing opus, a female answer to Kanye’s 808s and Heartbreaks.