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Swizz Beatz

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Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz in 2007
Swizz Beatz in 2007
Background information
Birth nameKasseem Dean
Born (1978-09-13) September 13, 1978 (age 45)
OriginThe Bronx, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
  • Record producer
  • rapper
  • record executive
  • DJ
  • hype man
Years active1998–present
WebsiteOfficial 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 six 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

References[change | change source]

  1. "404 Page". www.umusicpub.com. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  2. "Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Are Engaged – and Expecting!". PEOPLE.com.

Other websites[change | change source]