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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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Travis Scott Meets Fan with Brain Tumor After Assist from Swizz Beatz

Travis Scott
Meets Fan with Brain Tumor ... Assist From Swizz Beatz

Travis Scott and Swizz Beatz teamed up to grant a fan's wish, setting up a meeting between Travis and the teenager who's been diagnosed with an… READ MORE >

Swizz Beatz Auctioning Off Painting to Raise Funds For Children in Need

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Buy My Painting!!! ... It's For A Good Cause

Swizz Beatz is doing an awesome thing to raise money for the next generation ... auctioning off one of his original paintings to help raise funds for children in need.  The… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Alicia Keys Surprises Husband Swizz Beatz with Aston Martin for 40th Birthday

Alicia Keys to Swizz Beatz
Check Out Your New Zoom Zoom Zoom ... For 40th Birthday!!!

Alicia Keys pulled off an awesome birthday surprise for her hubby, Swizz Beatz, 40th birthday.  The video is pretty fantastic ... Alicia hushes our photog so he doesn't blow the moment,… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
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 >

- 184 days ago
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 >

- 256 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 >

- 540 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 >

- 615 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 >

- 749 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 >

- 811 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 >

- 835 days ago
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