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Swizz Beatz and Son Nasir Create Docuseries That Explores Car Culture Globally

BY Dora Dzaka November 23, 2023 1:19 PM EDT
Photo Credit: Facebook @Swizz Beatz - Series Cover

Swizz and son Nasir, have enacted a six-part docuseries exploring car cultures worldwide.

The series titled “Drive with Swizz Beatz”, will be hosted by the legendary Swizz Beatz and will be produced by Tyran “Ty-Ty” Smith of Ty-Ty and Jay Brown Productions, Raymond Garcia of Major TV, Emmet Dennis of Black Drive Originals, and Christian Sarabia of 51 Minds.

In addition to exploring the distinctive car cultures of each location, the father-and-son team will visit car-loving cities around the world, such as Houston, Japan, Los Angeles, and Saudi Arabia.

Swizz and Dean indicated that the series brought them closer than they were before.

The duo talked to the media last week at the show’s Los Angeles premiere at the Petersen Automotive Museum. They talked about their relationship and their favorite scenes from the documentary series.

“It impacted our relationship in the best ways possible. There was nothing that we felt like we couldn’t conquer or share with the world, and it was limitless in a way,” explained Nasir. “It was limitless. I cherish that. And I know my father does as well.”

“Our culture’s backyard: LA, Houston, Atlanta, and New York City” is where the series begins. And then, by visiting Saudi Arabia and Japan, we also hoped to demonstrate to others our global perspective and encourage them to do the same. We’re just going to keep growing after that,” Swizz said.

Through this series, Swizz revealed that he gained a greater understanding of discipline and patience: “When you’ve seen the process, for example, in Japan, I loved a low rider.” While we were filming the show, of course, I went shopping, but when it wasn’t for sale, that was, like, out of the question.

“How much is this? I asked. Would you ever consider selling this? But there was nothing for sale in Japan. Then a man approaches me in a whisper, telling me that it’s not that it’s not for sale but rather that he made it by hand. He built this over the course of ten years.”

Swizz went on, “But then you started noticing this at other locations we visited. People invest a great deal of time in their work. They can also not be purchased. That’s them being patient and disciplined because they weren’t competing for cash or even for the hot rods; instead, they were competing for a $100 trophy.

It’s not about the trophy; it’s about them setting up an environment where the neighborhood gets together and works on this project together for a while. The trophy is nothing more than a ticket proving that the mission has been finished. They will return and begin a new mission after that. That, then, is what I definitely learned about passion, discipline, and patience,” Swizz Beatz added.