It has become wildly apparent that Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’ son, Egypt, has music running through his veins.
Last year, the then 5-year-old produced a brilliant track titled “track 7” for Kendrick Lamar, which landed on the rapper’s album. Untitled Unmastered. But how did the kid manage to create something so magical?
Keys stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday and unveiled her son’s creative process for the track. “He heard these melodies and one day, he was singing these things, and I was like, ‘Babe, what is that?’ and he’s like, ‘Oh, that’s the new song for Kung Fu Panda 4.’ I said, ‘There is no Kung Fu Panda 4,’ and I said, ‘Hmmm, you’re hearing something,'” she explained.
Alicia continued, “So, I had him go pick it out at the piano. He figured out the melody, and then his daddy took him to the studio, and he played all the different instruments in the studio, played the keyboard, programmed the drums and did what he heard.”
Per the makeup free singer, the Compton rapper and her eldest son are long time buddies. “Kendrick met him at the Super Bowl last year and just said how much he was really connected to him, and said, ‘If you send me something, you know, I’ll try to use it,’ and he honored it,” she told Kimmel.
Now we wonder if the couple’s youngest baby boy, Genesis, will also be a musical genius?