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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"It feels like freedom": Jussie Smollett talks debut album, "Sum of My Music," and working with Swizz Beatz
  –  March 8, 2018
"I'm very grateful. It's been a long time coming. It seems like a long time to everybody else, but trust me, it's been longer for me, personally," he explains. "So, just getting it out there and letting people hear a little piece of my heart is really ...
WATCH: Swizz Beatz attempts to jive to Wololo
  –  March 4, 2018
It's no secret that US music producer Swizz Beatz has a soft spot for Mzansi and everything it has to offer. This obviously includes our chart topping tracks like Wololo. Swizz who was in the country last month evidently digs Babes Wodumo's track and tried ...
Swizz Beatz on Megaupload: I Was Giving Artists 90% Of The Shit
  –  February 18, 2018
Grammy award-winning artist Swizz Beatz has publicly defended his role with Megaupload. The U.S. authorities hinted recently they might involve Beatz more in the case, but the rapper/producer seems unfazed. "I'm a fan of music, i'm a fan of people who work ...
Swizz Beatz Joins Jadakiss And Fabolous For 'Theme Music' Vid
  –  February 13, 2018
Swizz Beatz has connected with Jadakiss and Fabolous for a new video for the track "Theme Music." The track appears on the collaborative release Friday on Elm Street and the vid riffs on the album's initial theme of the classic horror characters Freddy and ...
Fabolous And Jadakiss Hit The Roller Rink In “Theme Music” Video Featuring Swizz Beatz
  –  February 12, 2018
Check out Freddy(Fabolous) and Jason(Jadakiss) suited and booted at the skating rink alongside their Ruff Ryders crony Swizz Beatz for their latest visual to “Theme Music” from their critically acclaimed Friday On Elm Street album. Video work courtesy ...
10 Former Celebrity Shoe Brand Ambassadors: Where Are They Now?
  –  March 10, 2018
In addition to a thriving music career, Aguilera — now a mom of two — starred ... Swizz Beatz, the 39-year-old hip-hop legend — whose real name is Kasseem Dean — has produced numerous hit singles for artists including DMX, Kanye West, Jay-Z ...


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