Hip Hop producer Swizz Beatz recently opened up about his greatest feats and regrets plus offered up some advice for artists looking to follow in his footsteps.

Swizz told Uptown Mag that signing a publishing deal is his biggest.

“[Biggest accomplishment?] Getting out of the ‘hood. Straight up. To be able to get out of the mix and wake up in the middle of the Mediterranean somewhere is a super blessing…Things that I probably should regret, I don’t because if I didn’t go through certain things, I wouldn’t have been able to elevate. I can offer a generic regret: I regret signing a publishing deal.” (Uptown Magazine)

He also told up-and-coming producers to keep in their own lane.

“Always stay original. Always push the bar to a level that sometimes you may not even be able to see. Believe in yourself because not everyone can predict your dreams and I think a lot of people go wrong when they listen to too many people when it comes to their life. So if I would’ve listened to everybody I wouldn’t be Swizz Beatz. I would still be a DJ because people said stick to DJing. I listen to everybody because I’m a student but I apply to myself what I know works for me. Use your own intuition.”

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