Swizz Beatz

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Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz in 2007
Background information
Birth name Kasseem Dean
Born September 13, 1978 (1978-09-13) (age 36)
Origin The Bronx, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Record producer, rapper, record executive, painter
Years active 1998–present
Labels Full Surface, Ruff Ryders, Atlantic
Associated acts Fat Joe, DMX, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, The LOX, Kanye West, T.I., Cassidy, Lloyd Banks, Ruff Ryders, Drag-On, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Website Official website

Kasseem Dean (born September 13, 1978 in The Bronx, New York), known by his stage name, Swizz Beatz, is an American record producer, DJ, rapper and painter.

He began to produce music tracks at the age of 16 and sold his first beat when he was 17. His beat would later become DMX's hit single Ruff Ryders' Anthem. He founded his own record label, Full Surface Records in a joint venture with Clive Davis of J Records at the age of 23.[1] He is currently married to singer Alicia Keys and they have 4 children.[2]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Swizz Beatz has released 2 studio albums and a compilation album:

Year Album
2007 One Man Band Man
2012 Haute Living

Compilation albums[change | change source]

Year Album
2002 Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories

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