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Swizz Beatz

Biography

Swizz Beatz was created Kasseem Dean within the Bronx borough of NEW YORK. He relocated to Atlanta as an adolescent, where he began to DJ celebrations. When his family members became associated with the Ruff Ryders label, he started to make tracks in the sensitive age group of 16. Forgoing the practice of using examples, he used genuine instruments whenever you can and attempted to accentuate the efficiency facet of his music. He created countless rap and R&B works, from DMX to Eve, but he hardly ever really got very much credit for his function. It wasn’t until his 1st solo recording, 2002’s G.H.E.T.T.O. Tales, that he began to obtain notices for his creation design and interesting concepts. Another five years would discover him landing strike after strike — including Cassidy’s “Resort”, T.We.’s “Bring ‘Em Out,” and Beyoncé’s “Check up on It” — even though becoming more popular with each creation. In 2007 he released the single album One Guy Music group, which debuted at quantity seven for the U.S. Billboard 200 graphs. More production strikes adopted — Jay-Z’s “To the Next One,” Chris Brown’s “I COULD Transform Ya,” and Drake’s “Fancy” becoming three of the largest — while 2010 found him learning to be a home name as tabloids and gossip sites scrambled for photos of his wedding ceremony to R&B superstar Alicia Keys. In 2012, acknowledging the changing music market, the maker announced that like a documenting designer, he was just interested in liberating single tracks rather than albums. That same yr his monitor “Everyday Birthday” with Chris Dark brown and Ludacris started this group of singles, or as Swizz dubbed them, “memorable occasions.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Swizz Beatz
Profession Disc jockey, Actor, Music Producer, Rapper, Businessperson, Composer, Fashion Designer, Songwriter, Music artist, Visual Artist
Education Harvard Business School
Nationality American
Spouse Alicia Keys, Mashonda
Children Egypt Daoud Dean, Nicole Dean, Genesis Ali Dean, Kasseem Dean, Jr., Prince Nasir Dean
Awards Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Producer of the Year
Music Songs On to the Next One, It's Me Bitches, Money in the Bank, Everyday Birthday, Bigger Business, Top Down, International Party, Street Knock, We Did It Again, Everyday Coolin, Endalay, Sad News, Waitin' on Me, Bust Ya Gunz, Part of the Plan, Product Man, Gone Delirious, Big Munny, You Know Your Boy Did That, It's Me B*#@hes, It's Me, Swing Your Rag, Born to Lose, Hands Up, The Start, Ghetto Stories, Guilty, Move Right Now, The Funeral, Intro, Take a Picture, Ride Out
Albums One Man Band Man, Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, Ryde or Die Vol. 3: In the "R" We Trust, Ryde or Die Vol. 2, Ryde or Die Vol. 1, Fakewood, Haute Living, Ryde or Die (Unreleased Tracks)
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Track of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video
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#Fact
1 He and second wife Alicia Keys welcomed their second son, Genesis Ali Dean, on December 27, 2014.
2 Released his debut studio album 'One Man Band Man' on August 21, 2007 (US). [August 2007]
3 He has five children: a son named Prince Nasir Dean (b. October 25, 2000) with ex-girlfriend Nicole Levy; a son named Kasseem David Dean, Jr. (b. January 2006) with ex-wife Mashonda Tiffere; a daughter named Nicole Dean (b. May 2008) with UK singer and producer Jahna Sebastian; a son named Egypt Daoud Dean (b. October 14, 2010) and a son Genesis Ali Dean (b. December 27, 2014) with current wife Alicia Keys.
4 Engaged to Alicia Keys, who is also expecting a baby [May 28, 2010].
5 Of Jamaican and Puerto-Rican heritage.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghostbusters 2016 writer: "Party Up Up In Here" - as Kasseem Dean
Central Intelligence 2016 writer: "Party Up Up In Here" - as Kasseem Dean
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Boss 2016 writer: "Tambourine" - as Kasseem Dean
Deadpool 2016 writer: "X Gon' Give It To Ya" - as Dean Kasseem
CSI: Cyber 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Empire 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Trainwreck 2015 writer: "Tambourine" - as Kasseem Dean
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
This Is Where I Leave You 2014 writer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" - as Kasseem Dean
Top Five 2014 producer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
Sex Tape 2014 writer: "Where The Hood At" - as Kasseem Dean
Rick and Morty 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is the End 2013 writer: "Ruff Ryder's Anthem" - as Kasseem Dean
Girls 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete 2013 performer: "Summer on Smash" / writer: "Summer on Smash"
This Is 40 2012 writer: "Roman's Revenge" - as Kasseem Dean
Django Unchained 2012 writer: "Unchained The Payback/Untouchable" - as Kasseem Dean
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 TV Special writer: "Roman's Revenge"
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged 2011 TV Movie writer: "Party Up Up In Here"
How to Make It in America 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2008
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2011
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2011 writer: "Tambourine"
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
MTV Video Music Awards 2010 2010 TV Special performer: "Fancy"
Lottery Ticket 2010/I performer: "Million Bucks" / writer: "I Can Transform Ya", "Million Bucks"
Step Up 3D 2010 writer: "Tear Da Roof Off" - as Kasseem Dean
The Other Guys 2010 performer: "Top Down" / writer: "Top Down" - as Kasseem Dean
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Flick 2009 performer: "Swing Ya Rag" / writer: "Swing Ya Rag" - as Kaseem Dean
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 2009 Video Game performer: "Swing Ya Rag" / writer: "Swing Ya Rag" - as Kasseem Dean
Skins 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bride Wars 2009 writer: "Tambourine" - as Kasseem Dean
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 writer: "Party Up Up In Here" - as Kasseem Dean
Wild Child 2008 writer: "Tambourine" - as Kasseem Dean
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "Top Down" / writer: "Top Down" - as K. Dean
Nip/Tuck 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Step Up 2: The Streets 2008 performer: "Money in the Bank" / writer: "Money in the Bank" - as Kasseem Dean
First Sunday 2008 writer: "Hit the Block", "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean
Bring It On: In It to Win It 2007 Video writer: "Get Me Bodied Extended Mix" - as Kasseem Dean
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 writer: "Tambourine" - as Kasseem Dean
CSI: NY 2006-2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
How She Move 2007 writer: "Touch It" - as Kasseem Dean
School for Scoundrels 2006 writer: "Where the Hood at" - as Kasseem Dean
Step Up 2006 writer: "Get It" - as Kasseem Dean
Take the Lead 2006 "I Got Rhythm Take the Lead Remix", "La Cumparsita Tango Remix" / producer: "Move Your Body", "I Like That You Can't Take That Away from Me", "Take the Lead Wanna Ride" / writer: "Move Your Body", "Whuteva", "I Run Shit", "I Like That You Can't Take That Away from Me", "Take the Lead Wanna Ride" - as Kasseem Dean
The Pink Panther 2006 producer: "Check On It Pink Panther" - as Kasseem Dean / writer: "Check On It Pink Panther" - as Kasseem Dean
King's Ransom 2005 writer: "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean
Desperate Housewives 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
UFC 50: The War of '04 2004 TV Special performer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited / writer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited
The Cookout 2004 music: "It's All Good" / publisher: "It's All Good" / writer: "It's All Good" - as Kaseem Dean
Soul Plane 2004 performer: "Good Times" - as Swizz Beats
You Got Served 2004 performer: "Get It on the Floor" / writer: "Get It on the Floor" - as Kasseem Dean
Biker Boyz 2003 performer: "Firecracker", "We Did It Again" / writer: "Firecracker", "We Did It Again", "Big Business"
Fastlane 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Like Mike 2002 writer: "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean
Blade II 2002 writer: "Cowboy" - as Kasseem Dean
Empire 2002 writer: "J.O.S.E." - as Kasseem Dean
How High 2001 writer: "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean
The Fast and the Furious 2001 writer: "Rollin' Urban Assault Vehicle" - as Kaseem Dean
Down to Earth 2001 as Kaseem Dean, "Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly 2000 TV Special documentary writer: "Party Up Up in Here" - as Kasseem Dean
Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000 writer: "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean
Any Given Sunday 1999 performer: "MOVE RIGHT NOW" / producer: "MOVE RIGHT NOW" / writer: "MOVE RIGHT NOW" - as K. Dean / writer: "MY NIGGAS" - as Kasseem Dean
Blue Streak 1999 producer: "Girl's Best Friend" / writer: "Girl's Best Friend" - as Kasseem Dean

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire 2015 TV Series Swizz Beatz
Dumb and Dumber To 2014 Ninja Leader (as Kasseem 'Swizz Beatz' Dean)
I Tried 2007 Producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Angie Martinez Show 2008 TV Movie
Mighty D-Block 2006 Video documentary
Take the Lead 2006

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire 2015 TV Series music producer - 1 episode
Any Given Sunday 1999 composer: additional music score

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Global Spin Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
Today 2015 TV Series Himself
That's Awesome! The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' 2015 Video documentary Himself (as Kasseem 'Swizz Beatz' Dean)
Nas: Time Is Illmatic 2014 Documentary Himself
RapFix Live 2010-2013 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
Mademoiselle C 2013 Documentary Himself
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Looking Back on Love: Making Black and White America 2013 Documentary Himself
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012 TV Special documentary Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 2011 Pre-Show 2011 TV Special Himself
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
The Hot 10 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Electric Company 2011 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2008-2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Digital Death/Buy Life 2010 Video short Himself
Drake Live from Radio City Music Hall 2010 TV Movie Himself
2010 BET Hip Hop Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself - Performer
BET Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
Shooting Star(s): The Rise of Hip Hop Photographer Johnny Nunez 2009 Documentary Himself
Jadakiss: The Last Kiss 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
Big Pun: The Legacy 2008 Video documentary Himself
Candy Green 2008 Short Himself
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops 2006 Documentary Himself
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Guest
The Turn On 2006 TV Series Himself
Rampage 2006 Documentary Himself
Diamond Life 2005 TV Series Himself
Unique Whips 2005 TV Series Himself
In the Lab 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Smoke Out Festival 2003 2005 Video Himself
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series Himself
MTV New Year's Eve Live 2004 2004 TV Movie Himself
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 3: Hustlemania 2002 Video Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2007 TV Series Himself - 'It's Me Snitches' Video

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · Jay Z

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · T.I.
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