Producer, rapper, DJ and songwriter Swizz Beatz was the force behind countless hits in the early s and beyond, his boundary-pushing approach to production helping to shape the sound of rap over several eras. A compilation, G. Stories , would further highlight his unique studio style and the years that followed saw him working with top-shelf artists ranging from T. As the next wave of talent crested, the producer stayed connected, working with new megastars like Drake and Nicki Minaj while staying close to longtime creative partners like Jadakiss into the s. A second solo album, Poison, was slated for a November release. He relocated to Atlanta as a teenager, where he started to DJ parties.
On Saturday June 20 , the acclaimed producer took offense to Drake's inability to communicate with Rhymes about a record the two worked on together years ago, resulting in the song remaining unreleased. Irked by Drizzy's errant mistake, Swizz called him out saying: "Because at the end of the day, ns is pussy for real. What's up? Pop off. Let's go.
Kasseem Dean born September 13, , known professionally as Swizz Beatz , is an American hip hop recording artist, DJ, record producer, art collector, and entrepreneur from New York City. At the age of 18, he gained recognition in the hip hop industry through his friendship and work with East Coast rapper DMX and his family's Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label. He went on to sign multiple artists to the label, including Eve , Mashonda , and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Dean also released two albums under the label; the first was a compilation, titled Swizz Beatz Presents G. Stories , released in , and later his debut studio album, One Man Band Man in In November , Dean released his second studio album, Poison , featuring collaborations with multiple hip hop artists. Dean was named the first "Producer in Residence" at New York University , for the —11 academic year. He's been a member of trustees at the Brooklyn Museum since , and a creative director for the companies Monster Cable and Reebok.
You may know Alicia Keys as a time Grammy Award-winning artist and two-time host of the iconic award ceremony. But did you know that the Harlem-born singer is married and has two kids with producer Swizz Beatz? However, there's much more to know about the seasoned hit-maker. Below, we explore Beatz's relationship with Alicia Keys, his biggest tracks, and everything in between. More recently, he appears on Lil Wayne's upbeat hit, "Uproar.