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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 80 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 >

- 104 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 >

- 388 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 >

- 481 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 >

- 993 days ago
'Love & Hip Hop' Producers Sued -- Show Idea Was STOLEN

'Love & Hip Hop'
Producers Sued Show Idea Was STOLEN

The cat fights are now spilling into court -- a pair of female producers are suing the people behind "Love & Hip Hop" ... claiming the reality show was their idea first ... and VH1 stole… READ MORE >

- 1006 days ago
DMX -- Crashes Alicia Keys Concert ... UP IN HERE!!

DMX
Crashes Alicia Keys Show UP IN HERE

DMX did not get arrested last night ... but he did hijack Madison Square Garden -- turning an Alicia Keys concert into an absolute insane asylum ... and the video is AWESOME!!First, the crowd went… READ MORE >

- 1339 days ago
Alicia Keys -- I Need a Giant Crane to Move All My Crap

Alicia Keys
It Takes a Giant Crane to Move My Crap

When you're Alicia Keys you don't just hire regular ol' movers to get your fancy crap out of your $15-million NYC penthouse -- NO, you hire a construction crane to get the job done. Alicia and her… READ MORE >

- 1365 days ago
Swizz Beatz -- Problemz with Taxz

Swizz Beatz
Problemz with Taxz

Swizz has shown TMZ documents that prove he had previously made payments in the full amount owed for his 2010 tax return. A rep for Swizz tells TMZ he has paid his taxes in full and is current on… READ MORE >

- 1491 days ago

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