Swizz Beatz

African-american Rapper
Born Sep 13, 1978

Kasseem David Dean, better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer, disc jockey, creative director, fashion designer and painter from New York City. At the age of 16, he gained attention in the hip hop community through his friendship with rapper DMX. He found a protege in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, who helped Dean launch his label Full Surface Records. About.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on September 13, 1978.


1998 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Swizz Beatz then began producing major hip-hop songs released in 1998 such as "Banned from T.V." by Noreaga, "Money, Cash, Hoes" by Jay-Z and more. … Read More


2001 22 Years Old In 2001, in a joint venture with Clive Davis, Swizz Beatz established his own record label, Full Surface Records, which became a subsidiary of J Records. … Read More
2002 23 Years Old When Swizz Beatz released his first compilation album Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, in 2002, he began to get noticed for his production style and interesting ideas, as well as his protege and artist, Cassidy, who also started to gain recognition for his ability as well. … Read More
…  He later released his debut studio album, One Man Band Man, in 2007. … Read More


In March 2009, Swizz Beatz released a song titled "You Stay on My Mind".
On February 12, 2010, he and 81 other artists including Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jamie Foxx,, and Usher, debuted "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" during the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
His first Grammy Award came in 2011, awarded in the category of Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for a track entitled "On to the Next One" teaming him with American rapper Jay-Z. … Read More
On March 7, 2012, Swizz Beatz announced that he would be releasing a mixtape titled Limitless, featuring guest appearances from DMX, Nas, Rick Ross, The LOX and ASAP Rocky, the latter of whom is featured on the first single, "Street Knock". … Read More
On August 23, 2013, he released "Hands Up", a new single featuring American rappers Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and 2 Chainz. … Read More
2014 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2014, Dean was accepted into Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management executive program.
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