Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz



Kasseem Dean (born September 13, 1978),[n 1] better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from New York City, New York. Born and raised in The Bronx, he began his musical career as a disc jockey (DJ) and has since added rapper, singer, producer, record executive, creative director and fashion designer to his repertoire. At the age of 16, he gained recognition in the hip hop industry, through his friendship and work with East Coast rapper DMX and the Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label.

Dean later found a protégé in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, whose success helped the launch of his own label imprint, Full Surface Records. He went on to sign multiple artists to the label, including Eve and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, among others. Dean also went on to release two albums under the label; the first was a compilation, titled Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, released in 2002, in conjunction with DreamWorks Records. He later released his debut studio album, One Man Band Man, in 2007.

Swizz Beatz has produced multiple hit singles for several prominent artists throughout various music genres, such as hip hop, pop, soul and R&B. His catalog includes "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" (DMX), "Banned from T.V." (Noreaga), "Gotta Man" (Eve), "Jigga My Nigga" (Jay-Z), "Party Up (Up in Here)" (DMX), "Check on It", "Ring the Alarm" (Beyoncé), "Good Times" (Styles P), "Bring 'Em Out" (T.I.), "Hotel", "I'm a Hustla" (Cassidy), "Touch It" (Busta Rhymes) and much more.

Swizz Beatz was named the first "Producer in Residence" at New York University, for the 2010–11 academic year.[1] About.com ranked him number 27 on its list of the "Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers,"[2] while The Source placed him on its list of the "20 greatest producers" in the magazine's 20-year history.[3] Fellow American rapper and music producer Kanye West has also praised Dean, calling him "the best rap producer of all time."[4] Dean is married to American singer Alicia Keys, with whom he has two children.



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One Man Band Man
One Man Band Man is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist and record producer Swizz Beatz, released on August 21, 2007, through Full Surface and Universal Motown Records.
Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories
Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories is a compilation album by American hip hop record producer and recording artist Swizz Beatz, released December 10, 2002, under Interscope, DreamWorks, and Full Surface.
Top Down
"Top Down" is a song by American hip hop record producer and recording artist Swizz Beatz.

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Nipsey Hussle & Swizz Beatz To Drop New Song For "The Marathon" 7 Year Anniversary
  –  December 21, 2017
However, today marks seven years since he released his mixtape, The Marathon and to celebrate, he has more music coming tomorrow with one ... that he has a new single coming tomorrow with Swizz Beatz. The rapper said that the song "Been Down," is dropping ...
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  –  December 18, 2017
The original picture size is 734x1000 pixels and this photo has been viewed 3414 times since August 28, 2016 Related pictures : 2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals, Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys
Swizz Beatz, In the Frenzy of Art Basel Miami, Reveals Plans to Build an Art Museum of His Own
  –  December 11, 2017
Seeing art and music as “brothers and sisters,” the hip hop artist and super producer Kaseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz, connected those audiences under one tent with his No Commission Art Fair, a combination art exhibition, speakeasy, hangout space and ...
EXCLUSIVE: Here's How Swizz Beatz Plans To Use His Harvard Business Degree
  –  December 8, 2017
Hip-hop's Swizz Beatz recently made headlines for receiving his business ... I think as artists we need to understand that it’s the art business, the music business, the fashion business, the movie business. Everybody wants to ignore the business ...
Swizz Beatz Kicks Off Art Basel With No Commission Miami
  –  December 8, 2017
Staying true to his slogan, “By the artist, for the artist, with the people,” Swizz Beatz (who curated the collection himself ... in an effort to really celebrate and appreciate the art and music worlds.
Swizz Beatz gives back to artists with Wynwood art show
  –  December 8, 2017
Swizz Beatz: “You can get something in here for $50, $100, $5,000, $10,000 to a couple hundred thousand dollars. I feel that art should be the entry point for anyone who wants to explore it.” At this show, art and music share the spotlight. Swizz Beatz ...
Swizz Beatz Announces New Album Title ‘Poison’
  –  December 7, 2017
If you follow Swizz Beatz on social media, you know that he’s been working on new music. The super producer was supposed to release an album called Haute Living back in 2011 but scrapped it soon after. He had then altered his plans to release only ...
Exclusive: Swizz Beatz Talks Upcoming ‘Poison’ Album And Art Basel ‘No Commission: Miami’ Showcase
  –  December 6, 2017
READ: Swizz Beatz Celebrates Foster Care Awareness Month With Moving PSA This year’s art and music event will definitely stand out from the rest. “No Commission: Miami” aims to infuse a Caribbean Island-inspired theme throughout its epic three-day ...
Swizz Beatz and BACARDÍ Are Upending the Art of Collecting
  –  December 6, 2017
So I think it's only the future that we'll start to merge art, music, and fashion as one equal component of contemporary culture.” Wherever the art game goes, Swizz Beatz is determined to have some say in it. And if he has his way, so will a whole new ...
Swizz Beatz Teases J. Cole Collab
  –  November 22, 2017
On Tuesday (November 21) Swizz Beatz shared an Instagram photo of himself with Dreamville ... no title and no cover art — but the producer appears to be creating some eclectic music. He also posted an Instagram photo of himself in the studio with ...


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