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

Swizz Beatz - G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories album art Swizz Beatz G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories (Album) DreamWorks Records Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz - One Man Band Man album art Swizz Beatz One Man Band Man (Album) Universal Motown Canada 2007 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz - POISON album art Swizz Beatz POISON (Album) Epic, Swizz Beatz Productions Inc. US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DEF 304-2 Swizz Beatz - No Love For Me album art DMX Featuring Swizz Beatz & Drag-On DMX Featuring Swizz Beatz & Drag-On - No Love For Me(CD, Single, Promo) Def Jam 2000, Ruff Ryders DEF 304-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz - Bigger Business album art Swizz Beatz Bigger Business (Single, Maxi) DreamWorks Records Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz Feat. Bounty Killer Swizz Beatz Feat. Bounty Killer - Guilty (Single, Maxi) DreamWorks Records Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz - The Franklins album art Made Men Feat. Swizz Beatz & Glaze N.Y.* Made Men Feat. Swizz Beatz & Glaze N.Y.* - The Franklins (Single) Restless Records, Restless Records US 2002 Sell This Version
DRMR-13859-1 Swizz Beatz - Selected Tracks From Ghetto Stories album art Swizz Beatz Selected Tracks From Ghetto Stories(12", EP, Promo) Dreamworks Records DRMR-13859-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
NYEP 7921 Swizz Beatz / Keith Murray Swizz Beatz / Keith Murray - Big Business Remix / Mr. Dynamite(12", Promo) NY DJ NYEP 7921 US 2002 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz - Get It On The Floor album art DMX Feat. Swizz Beats* DMX Feat. Swizz Beats* - Get It On The Floor (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
S-52288 Swizz Beatz - Let's Get It album art 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
PRO-003 Swizz Beatz Producers Series (12") Classics Re-Edits PRO-003 UK & US 2004 Sell This Version
none Swizz Beatz - Poppin' My Collar (Cracktracks Remix) album art 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
RDR-001 Swizz Beatz - Say It To My Face album art 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
none The Notorious B.I.G.* Feat. Twista, Krazy Bone*, 8 Ball*, MJG & Swizz Beats* The Notorious B.I.G.* Feat. Twista, Krazy Bone*, 8 Ball*, MJG & Swizz Beats* - Spit Ya Game(DVDr, Promo) Bad Boy Entertainment, Bad Boy Records (5) none US 2006 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz - It's Me B*#@hes! album art Swizz Beatz It's Me B*#@hes! (Maxi) Universal Motown US 2006 Sell This Version
INTR-118651-1 Swizz Beatz - Who Want A Problem album art 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
Swizz Beatz - Blow Ya Mind album art Styles P Feat. Swizz Beatz Styles P Feat. Swizz Beatz - Blow Ya Mind (Single) Koch Records US 2007 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz - Money In The Bank / It's Me... album art Swizz Beatz Money In The Bank / It's Me... Universal Motown US 2007 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz - Money In The Bank album art Swizz Beatz Money In The Bank (Single) Universal Motown US 2007 Sell This Version
Swizz Beatz - Jump album art Elephant Man Feat. Swizz Beatz Elephant Man Feat. Swizz Beatz - Jump (Single) Bad Boy Entertainment US 2007 Sell This Version
88697-13350-2 Swizz Beatz - My Drink N' My 2 Step album art 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
Swizz Beatz - Tambourine (Remix) album art Eve (2) Featuring Swizz Beatz, Missy Elliott & Fabolous Eve (2) Featuring Swizz Beatz, Missy Elliott & Fabolous - Tambourine (Remix) (Single) Geffen Records US 2007 Sell This Version
FULS-010 Swizz Beatz - Top Down / It's Me Snitches album art Swizz Beatz Top Down / It's Me Snitches(12", Promo) Full Surface Records FULS-010 US 2007 Sell This Version
FULS-015 Swizz Beatz - Take A Picture album art Swizz Beatz Take A Picture(12", Promo) Full Surface Records FULS-015 US 2007 Sell This Version