Swizz Beatz

Real Name:
Kasseem Dauod Dean
Profile:
Kasseem Dean (born September 13, 1978), known professionally as Swizz Beatz, is an American record producer, rapper, DJ and entrepreneur from New York City. Born and raised in The Bronx, Dean began his musical career as a disc jockey (DJ). 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. Dean later found a protégé in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, whose success helped the launch of his own label imprint, Full Surface Records. He went on to sign multiple artists to the label, including Eve, Mashonda, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Dean also released two albums under the label; the first was a compilation, titled Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, released in 2002, and later his debut studio album, One Man Band Man in 2007. In November 2018, Dean released his second studio album, Poison, featuring collaborations with multiple hip hop artists.

Dean has produced many hit singles for a number of prominent artists across different music genres, such as hip hop, pop, soul and R&B. With a career spanning two decades, his catalog includes "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" and "Party Up (Up in Here)" (DMX), "Gotta Man" (Eve), "Jigga My Nigga" and "Girl's Best Friend" (Jay-Z), "Upgrade U", "Check on It" and "Ring the Alarm" (Beyoncé), "Good Times" (Styles P), "Bring 'Em Out" and "Swing Ya Rag" (T.I.), "Hotel" and "I'm a Hustla" (Cassidy), "Touch It" (Busta Rhymes) and "Ultralight Beam" (Kanye West), among others.

Dean was named the first "Producer in Residence" at New York University, for the 2010–11 academic year. About.com ranked him number 27 on its list of the "Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers," and The Source included him on its list of the "20 greatest producers" in the magazine's 20-year history. Fellow American rapper and producer Kanye West called Dean "the best rap producer of all time." Dean is also an art collector. He is a lead board member of trustees at the Brooklyn Museum since 2015, and for the companies Monster Cable and Reebok. Dean is married to American musician Alicia Keys, with whom he has two children.
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Albums

450 326-1 G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories (Album) DreamWorks Records 450 326-1 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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B000889502 One Man Band Man — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz One Man Band Man (Album) Universal Motown B000889502 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
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19075872242 Poison — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz Poison (Album) Epic, Swizz Beatz Productions Inc. 19075872242 US 2018 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

INT8P 6709, INT8P-6709 Spit These Bars — Swizz Beatz Drag-On Featuring Swizz Beatz Drag-On Featuring Swizz Beatz - Spit These Bars (Single) Ruff Ryders, Interscope Records INT8P 6709, INT8P-6709 US 1999 Sell This Version
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DEF 304-2 No Love For Me — Swizz Beatz DMX Featuring Swizz Beatz & Drag-On DMX Featuring Swizz Beatz & Drag-On - No Love For Me(CD, Single, Promo) Def Jam Recordings, Ruff Ryders DEF 304-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
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none The Franklins — Swizz Beatz Made Men Feat. Swizz Beatz & Glaze N.Y. Made Men Feat. Swizz Beatz & Glaze N.Y. - The Franklins (Single) Restless Records, Restless Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
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SWIZZVP1 Guilty — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz Feat. Bounty Killer Swizz Beatz Feat. Bounty Killer - Guilty (Single) DreamWorks Records SWIZZVP1 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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SWIZZVP2 Bigger Business — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz Featuring Ron Isley*, P. Diddy, Baby (Cash Money)*, Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, Cassidy (3) & TQ Swizz Beatz Featuring Ron Isley*, P. Diddy, Baby (Cash Money)*, Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, Cassidy (3) & TQ - Bigger Business (Single, Maxi) DreamWorks Records SWIZZVP2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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DRMR-13859-1 Selected Tracks From Ghetto Stories — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz Selected Tracks From Ghetto Stories(12", EP, Promo) Dreamworks Records DRMR-13859-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
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NYEP 7921 Big Business Remix / Mr. Dynamite — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz / Keith Murray Swizz Beatz / Keith Murray - Big Business Remix / Mr. Dynamite(12", Promo) NY DJ NYEP 7921 US 2002 Sell This Version
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S-52288 Let's Get It — Swizz Beatz Smoot Featuring Jadakiss, Swizz Beatz Smoot Featuring Jadakiss, Swizz Beatz - Let's Get It(12", Single, Promo) RapRock Records, Inc. S-52288 2003 Sell This Version
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none Get It On The Floor — Swizz Beatz DMX Feat. Swizz Beatz DMX Feat. Swizz Beatz - Get It On The Floor (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings none UK 2003 Sell This Version
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PRO-003 Producers Series  — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz Producers Series (12") Classics Re-Edits PRO-003 UK & US 2004 Sell This Version
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RDR-001 Say It To My Face — Swizz Beatz Boo (4), Swizz Beatz Boo (4), Swizz Beatz - Say It To My Face(12", Single) Royal Dollar Records RDR-001 US 2005 Sell This Version
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none Poppin' My Collar (Cracktracks Remix) — Swizz Beatz Three 6 Mafia Featuring Project Pat, DMX, Swizz Beatz & Lil' Flip Three 6 Mafia Featuring Project Pat, DMX, Swizz Beatz & Lil' Flip - Poppin' My Collar (Cracktracks Remix)(CDr, Single, Promo) Hypnotize Minds, Sony Urban Music, Columbia none US 2005 Sell This Version
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INTR-118651-1 Who Want A Problem — Swizz Beatz Ruff Ryders Presents Styles P Featuring Swizz Beats* Ruff Ryders Presents Styles P Featuring Swizz Beats* - Who Want A Problem(12", Promo) Ruff Ryders, Interscope Records, Asti INTR-118651-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
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UNIR 21782-2 It's Me B*#@hes! — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz It's Me B*#@hes! (Maxi) Universal Motown UNIR 21782-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
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none Diamonds / Return Of The Hustle — Swizz Beatz Fabolous featuring Young Jeezy featuring Swizz Beatz Fabolous featuring Young Jeezy featuring Swizz Beatz - Diamonds / Return Of The Hustle(12", Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings none US 2007 Sell This Version
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88697-13350-2 My Drink N' My 2 Step — Swizz Beatz Cassidy (3) Feat. Swizz Beatz Cassidy (3) Feat. Swizz Beatz - My Drink N' My 2 Step(CD, Single, Promo) J Records 88697-13350-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
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GEFR-12244-2 Tambourine (Remix) — Swizz Beatz Eve (2) Featuring Swizz Beatz, Missy Elliott & Fabolous Eve (2) Featuring Swizz Beatz, Missy Elliott & Fabolous - Tambourine (Remix) (Single) Aftermath Entertainment, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, Full Surface Records, Ruff Ryders, The Coalition GEFR-12244-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
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none Come On Baby — Swizz Beatz Saigon Feat Swizz Beatz Saigon Feat Swizz Beatz - Come On Baby(CDr, Single, Promo) Atlantic 60th, Abandoned Nation none US 2007 Sell This Version
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FULS-007 Money In The Bank — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz Money In The Bank (Single) Universal Motown FULS-007 US 2007 Sell This Version
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UNIR 21859-1 Money In The Bank / It's Me... — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz Money In The Bank / It's Me... Universal Motown UNIR 21859-1 US 2007 Sell This Version
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PR 373756 Jump — Swizz Beatz Elephant Man Feat. Swizz Beatz Elephant Man Feat. Swizz Beatz - Jump (Single) Bad Boy Entertainment PR 373756 US 2007 Sell This Version
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none It's Me Snitches (Remix) / Bust Ya Gunz — Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz It's Me Snitches (Remix) / Bust Ya Gunz (Single) Full Surface Records none US 2007 Sell This Version