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Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz


Famous as :

Rapper, producer

Birth Name :

Kasseem Dean

Birth Date :

August 30, 1978

Birth Place :

Bronx, New York, USA

Spouse :

Mashonda Tifrere (R&B singer, 2004-2008), Alicia Keys (R&B singer, since 31-Jul-10)

Claim to fame :

Album "One Man Band Man" (2007)


When producers decided to get behind the mic, it's not always a happy ending. But if your name is Swizz Beatz, it's a whole different story. The man who has successfully produced for newcomers, moderate artists up to high caliber ones is now demanding the solo attention that he actually need not to worry about. His second solo album 'One Man Band Man' hit the street on August 21, 2007 and was immediately grabbed 45,000 copies in the first week. It ranked at #7 in Billboard Hot 100 and #1 in Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Next thing Swizzy sees is a hope coming true. He once said, "I want to be remembered as the producer who changed the dynamic of music while inspiring artists to be creative and innovative. I won't stop until history is made."

Swizzy, aka Kasseem Dean in birth, was always about art even in his youth. Born on August 30, 1978 in South Bronx, New York, his father Terrence Dean found Terrence Dean Entertainment Management that took artists under the company. With the field already established, it was not long that Swizz walked on the entertainment path. While a teen, he often took jobs as DJ at parties, although much of his early work were samples and rather experimental. Luckily, his relative opens the opportunity to produce tracks through a label called Ruff Ryders. He produced his first track at the age of 16 and was soon acquainted to many different and bigger labels like Roc-A-Fella, Shady Records and many more. He was also involved in the establishment of Full Surface Records that will eventually excel greatly later on. The label pointed him as the president and CEO by the time he was 23-years-old.

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Alicia Keys Announces Second Pregnancy on 4th Wedding Anniversary

July 31, 2014 08:18:06 GMT

has a bun in the oven. The Grammy Awards-winning artist made the big announcement on early Thursday, July 31 as she's celebrating her fourth wedding anniversary with husband .

Swizz Beatz Debuts 'Hands Up' Ft. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

August 24, 2013 03:40:28 GMT

New York rap producer got some help from Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex in premiering his new song "Hands Up", and it was just fitting for the record producer to team up with hip-hop radio pioneer on the debut since his new track turned out to be a massive collaboration. It features four of hip-hop's A-listers, , , and , dropping verses while Swizz Beatz handles the hook.

Swizz Beatz to Release Singles Instead of Albums

November 30, 2012 03:31:57 GMT

Rapper and record producer is taking a different approach to his music. The hip-hop star says he intends to release a series of singles rather than dishing out a full album. The decision comes after Beatz observed a growing trend among top pop acts who sell millions from their singles but then do really bad on total album sales.

Leonardo DiCaprio Raised Money at His Birthday Party

November 12, 2012 17:50:31 GMT

Newly-single was surrounded by close friends and celebrities at his 38th birthday bash. The actor made his happy day an occasion to raise money for charities supported by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation including the American Red Cross.

Swizz Beatz Hit With New Tax Problems

November 12, 2012 17:30:26 GMT

is the latest celebrity hit with tax problems. The music producer owes the state of New York $98,246.18 in unpaid taxes for the year 2010. He also has federal tax liens filed against him which amounts to a staggering $2.6 million.

Swizz Beatz Premieres 'Everyday Birthday' Clip Ft. Chris Brown and Ludacris

November 07, 2012 04:49:58 GMT

After debuting the single last week, rapper is back for more crazy fun and hangovers as he released the accompanying official video for the hit "Everyday Birthday". The record producer and disc jockey also channels extra party vibe for the new clip featuring friends and

Swizz Beatz Celebrates 'Everyday Birthday' Single With Chris Brown and Ludacris

November 03, 2012 04:18:38 GMT

Who says people only have to celebrate their birthday once a year? For rapper , the special day is a 365-day event and should include an all-out night on the dance floor as heard from his latest single "Everyday Birthday". The club track hit the iTunes store Friday, November 2, and features Beatz's collaboration with artists and .

Megaupload Attorney: Swizz Beatz Never Officially CEO of the File-Sharing Site

January 21, 2012 02:37:09 GMT

Contrary to numerous reports, is not the CEO of the recently-shut down Megaupload. Just days after the New York Post "outed" the Hip-Hop producer as the file-sharing site's chief executive, a top lawyer for the company came out with a statement that debunked the report.

Swizz Beatz Shares Photo of Alicia Keys' Son Striking Yoga Pose

September 02, 2011 05:35:33 GMT

Although he is only 10 months old, ' son can already do yoga. Sharing a picture of the baby boy, named Egypt Dean, striking a Buddha pose was the "Put It in a Love Song" singer's music producer husband .

Artist of the Week: Foster the People

August 15, 2011 05:45:57 GMT

Formed in 2009, are poised to be the next big thing in music. After breaking into Billboard Hot 200 by debuting at No. 8 with their first album "", the West Coast band are now climbing Hot 100 with their single "Pumped Up Kicks".

Details of Joe Jonas' 22nd Birthday Celebrations in Las Vegas

August 15, 2011 05:32:10 GMT

celebrated his 22nd birthday a bit early this year. This past Saturday (August 13), just two days before he turns a year older, the middle member of the got into the party mood and hit several hot spots in Las Vegas. He kicked off the day poolside and ended it at a nightclub.

'Rj Berger' Cast Tweet Condolence After Cancellation

August 15, 2011 04:32:12 GMT

"" cast were mourning the end of the show. Soon after MTV decided to cancel the show, they took to Twitter to express their feelings regarding the shocking move. "RIP RJ Berger," lead actor wrote. "You were a great guy in more ways than one. On to bigger and better..."

New On-Set Pictures and Video From 'Dark Knight Rises' See Batwing's Crash

August 15, 2011 04:29:02 GMT

Since Batman's new flying vehicle was spotted being brought to Pittsburgh last week, "" has filmed a lot of scenes featuring the new Batmobile. In new pictures taken from the recent shooting, the vehicle is seen crashing on street while being used in a chase scene.

Beyonce and Swizz Beatz Visit Kanye and Jay-Z's 'Watch the Throne' Store

August 15, 2011 03:06:45 GMT

and got a visit from and at their pop-up store in downtown Manhattan on Friday night, August 12. Beyonce is featured in the rappers' new song called "Lift Off", while Swizz serves as one of the producer in their album "".

Video Premiere: Swizz Beatz's 'International Party' Ft. Alicia Keys

August 01, 2011 07:48:19 GMT

runs a huge party in a music video supporting his latest single "International Party". The producer/rapper fills the room with laser beams and makes the crowd thoroughly warmed up with his high-energy music.

'Reebok Back' Video Ft. Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross and Meek Mill

June 28, 2011 08:19:54 GMT

celebrates his partnership with Reebok to launch a shoe line by debuting a music video for "Reebok Back", a remix of Meek Mill's anthemic single "Tupac Back". He dropped the visuals, which feature another Maybach Music rapper , as the latest offering of his Monster Mondays series.

Video Premiere: Musiq Soulchild's 'Anything' Ft. Swizz Beatz

March 08, 2011 07:20:01 GMT

has debuted a music video filmed to support his new single "Anything". In this Taj-directed clip, the R&B singer/songwriter makes his girlfriend upset when he shamelessly flirts with other ladies while she is right by his side.

Swizz Beatz's Twitter Hacker Bashed Ex-Wife

January 25, 2011 03:36:28 GMT

' producer husband has fallen victim to hackers who broke into his Twitter.com account and sent rude messages to his famous friends. The music-maker's page on the social networking website was hijacked on Sunday, January 23, and the prankster sent out a number of nasty posts about his current partner, his ex-wife Mashonda, and celebrity pal .

Swizz Beatz Slapped With New Tax Liens

January 13, 2011 05:05:59 GMT

' producer husband is struggling to control his finances - U.S. officials have slapped him with two new tax liens, amounting to $400,000. The hip-hop star is no stranger to tax authorities - he and his ex-wife Mashonda were previously accused of owing around $2.2 million to the states of New York, Georgia and California.

Alicia Keys Had First Night Out Since Having Baby

November 12, 2010 04:20:14 GMT

New mum and her husband enjoyed their first night out on Tuesday, November 9 since welcoming baby Egypt last month - partying in New York to celebrate the rap producer's GQ cover.

Swizz Beatz to Lecture Students of Arts

November 05, 2010 09:12:45 GMT

has been named the first Producer in Residence at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. The rap producer, who is married to , will guide the students at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music through lectures, mentoring and one-on-one sessions during the upcoming academic year.

Swizz Beatz Sued for $1.5 Million in Royalty Lawsuit

October 23, 2010 03:01:24 GMT

' husband is facing a lawsuit from a songwriter who alleges the producer failed to credit him on a track he worked on for rapper . Antwann Frost filed suit this week claiming he and Swizz Beatz co-produced a track called "My Drink 'n My 2 Step" in 2007 for the hip-hop star's third album "".

Gus Van Sant's 'Restless' Debuts Trailer

October 16, 2010 02:28:59 GMT

Gus Van Sant is playing around with death in his upcoming movie "" and it has been previewed in a trailer. The story begins with a meeting of and Henry Lee Hopper, who likes funeral crashing with a ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz 'Joyfully Welcomed' Baby Boy

October 16, 2010 02:18:39 GMT

and rapper/producer husband are proud parents to a healthy baby boy. Keys and Beatz "joyfully welcomed their first child" together at New York's St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital on Thursday, October 14, reps for the couple confirmed to People.

Katy Perry Recreates 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost' Famous Scenes on Online Dares and Challenges

September 03, 2010 07:08:44 GMT

conjured up the magic of cult movies "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" as part of an hour of online dares and challenges organized by Britain's Radio One on Thursday, September 2. The pop star donned an unflattering painter's one-piece and sat at a pottery wheel as DJ Scott Mills played to her .

Cancer-Stricken Michael Douglas to Participate in Stand Up 2 Cancer Telethon

September 03, 2010 06:45:36 GMT

Brave movie star is to participate in next week's, September 10, Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon as he continues to fight the disease. The actor revealed he has been diagnosed with stage four throat cancer during an appearance on "" on Tuesday night, August 31, and he is currently undergoing painful and energy-sapping chemotherapy and radiation.

Snoop Dogg Working on 'Doggystyle' Sequel With Swizz Beatz

September 03, 2010 04:50:16 GMT

Hip-hop icon is working on a sequel to his seminal 1993 album "". The rapper has teamed up with ' new husband, producer , in the studio, and the pair has already recorded 18 tracks for the disc - to be called "Doggystyle 2: The Doggymentury".

Swizz Beatz Already Named New Album But Wants Fans to Submit Better Title

August 10, 2010 06:21:24 GMT

Rapper/producer is appealing to his Twitter.com followers to help name his upcoming album - because he's struggling to come up with a suitable title. ' new husband is set to release his third solo project later this year, but he is not completely happy with its working title, "King Issues", and has reached out to his fans online to find a better name.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz's First Wedding Photo Revealed

August 02, 2010 02:26:03 GMT

"No One" hitmaker is officially Mrs. Beatz. Keys and her rapper/producer fiance have swapped vows in a private ceremony held at a private home on the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, July 31, People reported.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz's Wedding Report Retracted

July 31, 2010 05:16:39 GMT

U.S. tabloid editors have backtracked over reports allegedly confirming the marriage of and producer , blaming the publication of the article on a "technological error".

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