Swizz Beatz

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Legal name: Kasseem Mike Dean (US hip hop producer, aka Swizz Beatz)

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Kasseem Dean (born September 13, 1978), better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is a Grammy-Award-winning hip hop recording artist, record producer, and composer from New York City, New York. Born and raised in The Bronx, he began his music career as a disc jockey (DJ) and has since added rapper, record executive, creative director, fashion designer and painter to his repertoire. At the age of 16, he gained recognition in the hip hop industry through his friendship and work with East Coast rapper DMX and the Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label. He later found a protégé in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, whose success helped the launch of Dean's label, Full Surface Records. Dean has so far released two of his albums under the label; the first, a compilation titled Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, released in 2002 and his debut studio album One Man Band Man, released in 2007.

About.com ranked him #27 on its list of the "Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers," while The Source placed him on its list of the "20 greatest producers" in the magazine's 20-year history. Fellow American rapper and music producer Kanye West, has also praised Dean, calling him "the best rap producer of all time." Dean is married to American R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, with whom he has one child. He has also fathered three other children, including one with ex-wife American R&B singer-songwriter Mashonda and another with English singer-songwriter and producer Jahna Sebastian.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 G.H.E.T.T.O Stories Swizz Beatz 1
2007 One Man Band Man Swizz Beatz 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Get It on the Floor DMX feat. Swizz Beatz 1
2007 Money in the Bank Swizz Beatz 1
2007 It's Me Bitches Swizz Beatz 2
2009 I Can Transform Ya Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz 1
2010 All I Do Is Win (remix) DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Fat Joe & Swizz Beatz 1
2010 Lord Lord Lord Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson 1
2010 So Appalled Kanye West feat. RZA, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz & CyHi da Prynce 1
2012 Ima Boss (remix) Meek Mill feat. T.I., Birdman, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross & Swizz Beatz 1
2012 Throw it Away Slaughterhouse feat. Swizz Beatz 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 Power (remix) Remix Kanye West feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz 1

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