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Swizz Beatz

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Swizz Beatz was born Kasseem Dean in the Bronx area of New York City. He relocated to Atlanta as a teenager, where he started to DJ parties. When his relatives became involved with the Ruff Ryders label, he began to produce tracks at the tender age of 16. Forgoing the practice of using samples, he used real instruments whenever possible and tried to accentuate the performance aspect of his music. He produced countless rap and R&B acts, from DMX to Eve, but he never really got much credit for his work. It wasn't until his first solo album, 2002's G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, that he started to get notices for his production style and interesting ideas.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Swizz Beatz & Timbaland Say They're Taking Beat Battle on the Road

Swizz Beatz & Timbaland
Beat Battle Was So Good We're Hitting the Road!!!

Swizz Beatz wasn't kidding when he said his beat battle with Timbaland was "to be continued" -- the hip-hop icons are planning a tour. The mega producers joined us on "TMZ Live" to talk… READ MORE >

Swizz Beatz Supports DMX Through Adversity, Hopes to Finish Album After Prison

Swizz Beatz
I Got DMX's Back ... Before, During and After Prison

Swizz Beatz is going to bat for DMX, saying the rapper's manning up and facing his trials and tribulations ... and he deserves respect. Sources close to the hip-hop producer tell TMZ ... his… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
Swizz Beatz Scores Huge Victory in Massive Car Theft Lawsuit

Swizz Beatz
Big Win in Massive Car Theft Lawsuit

No wonder Swizz Beatz went back to bed after learning he'd been sued for $42 million -- he thought it was BS, and now a judge agrees ... she's tossed the car theft lawsuit against him.… READ MORE >

- 483 days ago
Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys 2-Year-Old Son's Beatbox Is So Freakin' Adorable!!! (VIDEO)

Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys
2-Year-Old Son's Beatbox Is So Freakin' Adorable!!!

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz's youngest son is not only adorable he's a beatbox prodigy at the mere age of 2! Swizz uploaded a video of Genesis throwing down a beat and he has mad skills compared… READ MORE >

- 558 days ago
Swizz Beatz -- Settlezz Up with Uncle Sam

Swizz Beatz
Settlezz Up with Uncle Sam

Swizz Beatz is A-OK with the good 'ol US of A after wiping out more than a million bucks worth of debt to the IRS. The mega hip-hop producer settled 2 federal tax liens… READ MORE >

- 692 days ago
Swizz Beatz -- Sued for $42 Million ... Allegations of Massive Car Theft

Swizz Beatz
Sued for $42 Million Allegations of Massive Car Theft

Swizz Beatz screwed a car leasing company out of 10s of millions of dollars in super expensive whips, including McLarens, Bentleys, Porsches and Ferraris ... this according to a new lawsuit. The… READ MORE >

- 754 days ago
Kanye, Jay Z, Diddy and Wifeys -- Hip-Hop Royalty ... Sticks Together (VIDEO + PHOTO)

Kanye, Jay Z, Diddy and Wifeys
Hip-Hop Royalty ... Sticks Together

The kings and queens of hip-hop had themselves an epic post-VMA feast that left them too stuffed for words ... even with Kanye West front and center. Kanye and Kim were joined Sunday night… READ MORE >

- 778 days ago
Fabolous -- '90s Flashback With Diddy, Faith Evans (VIDEO)

Fabolous
'90s Flashback With Diddy and Faith

Fabolous took it way back to the '90s for his 38th birthday party by celebrating with his pals ... who also happened to crank out huge hits from that era. Faith… READ MORE >

- 1062 days ago
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz -- Our 25,000 Square-Foot Mansion is Too Small for Our Pictures!

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz
Our 25,000 Square-Foot Mansion Is Too Small for Our Pictures!

Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz are such big art nuts, they have to sell their massive estate for some bigger digs so they can display it all. Real estate sources tell us ... the 25,000 sq. ft.… READ MORE >

- 1154 days ago
Swizz Beatz -- Ex-Wife & Alicia Keys Call Truce ... After Homewrecker War

Swizz Beatz
Ex-Wife & Alicia Keys Call Truce After Homewrecker War

It's the most unlikely truce in history -- Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz' ex-wife Mashonda ... the same woman who once publicly accused Alicia of breaking apart her marriage.The photos were taken… READ MORE >

- 1667 days ago
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