Is Swae Lee recording music from scratch? Rapper says lost hard drive had over 800 songs that could 'save the world'
'These could be the songs that get people out of depression. You feel me? Save the world, get the hard drive back, please' the rapper wrote in his plea
It looks like Swae Lee may have come close to completely altering his plans for new music. The rapper has taken to his social media to plead for the return of his missing hard drive from anyone who has found it. After a series of tweets and social media posts, Lee now appears distraught beyond the initial panic but seems to be up to have a backup plan as well.
On December 14, the rapper reported the missing hard drive to online followers and offered a reward of $20,000 to anyone who found it. According to Lee, the drive contained "all" his music and went missing at Los Angeles International Airport. The rapper then posted a series of tweets in which he upped the reward to $50K and shared heartfelt messages on the "priceless" drive.
$50,000— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@SwaeLee) December 16, 2020
"Let’s be serious !! I’m dead without this. ......" he captioned the first of two voice recordings. In the recording, he says, "This situation shouldn't even be looked at like a money-making opportunity. It's more like do the right thing." He noted, that he's "been putting everything I have into this album on this hard drive. Each of these songs... all my time. I stayed up 16 hours in the studio, 18 hours, two days at a time." He added, "This is priceless shit that's on this hard drive." He also said he has received a lot of "bullshit" posts about it and needs to see a legit photo of the drive before getting in contact with the returner.
In the second audio clip, captioned "I ain’t giving up on this," Lee says it's not just about the album (referring to his highly-anticipated 'Human Nature' LP) but "I got over 700, 800 songs on this album." He expresses, "The songs on this album could potentially be the songs that saves somebody's life, that makes somebody's wedding, that get's somebody through school, that helps somebody get their kids dressed for school. These could be the songs that get people out of depression. You feel me? Save the world, get the hard drive back, please."
Let’s be serious !! I’m dead without this. ...... 💔🚷 pic.twitter.com/cUo9HBCaPf— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@SwaeLee) December 17, 2020
I ain’t giving up on this pic.twitter.com/pzR6MaCbFQ— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@SwaeLee) December 17, 2020
It is almost unbearable to listen to his pain and you can't help but feel for Swae Lee. Losing something precious is not a joke. But it also looks like the rapper has gained strength enough to motivate himself back to writing music. Over on Instagram, Lee shared several photos of himself recording in the studio for which he captioned, "Serious inquiries only 🚷📵."
Whether the rapper is writing music from scratch or has managed to pull together pieces of previous works is unclear. Perhaps his pains may birth an entirely new expression of art, but if we truly want to hear the 'Human Nature' project the way it was originally intended to be expressed, whoever found the hard drive will need to show the best side of human nature and return it as soon as possible.