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Swizz Beatz
Features Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & 2 Chainz
Released August 23, 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:05
Producer Swizz Beatz
Single information
Single release August 23, 2013
Video release Canceled
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"Hands Up " is a song by Swizz Beatz from his upcoming second studio album, which features guest vocals from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and 2 Chainz, and uncredited vocals from Alicia Keys. It was produced by Swizz Beatz himself. It premiered on August 23, 2013 on radio station Hot 97 during DJ Funkmaster Flex's segment. A music video was shot on June 29.

Background Edit

Swizz Beatz tweeted to Minaj if her fans would be ready for "PYHU." Minaj responded, evading the question, that their previous collaboration, "Roman's Revenge," received a gold certification, on June 27, 2013.[1] He continued tweeting about the collaboration: giving details about the featured artists,[2] that he is mixing the record (prepared to release it "ASAP"),[3] and even posted a sneak peek of the beat.[4] Minaj replied to the tweets of Beatz saying "shhhhh coming soon..."[5] Later, Beatz revealed that a song by him featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz is planned to be released soon.[6]

On August 23, Swizz Beatz released the cover artwork for the record and announced that the song will "drop that today."[7] It premiered, as planned, on radio station Hot 97 during DJ Funkmaster Flex's segment.[8]

Music VideoEdit

The music video was shot on June 29, 2013 by Taj Stansberry.[9][10] After the song was released on August 23, Beatz confirmed that the video is "on the way."[11] The video was canceled due to unknown reasons.

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