Profile

Swizz Beatz

Rapper
Male
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 and painter from New York City. At the age of 17, 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

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Swizz Beatz.

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Swizz Beatz.

CHILDHOOD

1978 Birth Born on September 13, 1978.

TEENAGE

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

TWENTIES

2001 22 Years Old In 2001, in a joint venture with Clive Davis, he established his own record label, Full Surface Records, which became a subsidiary of J Records. … Read More
2002 23 Years Old When Dean released his first compilation album Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories in 2002, he started to get noticed for his production style and interesting ideas and his artist Cassidy, began 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

THIRTIES

On April 24, 2009, he released a promotional song for Hennessy Black, entitled "When I Step in the Club". … Read More
On February 12, 2010, he and 81 other artists including Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jamie Foxx, Will.i.am, and Usher, debuted "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" during the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
2011 32 Years Old 1 More Event
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, "Sreet 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 In May 2014, Dean was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame, where he received a street named in his honor, called “Swizz Beatz Street.”
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swizz_Beatz.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.