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Swizz Beatz

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Swizz Beatz was born Kasseem Dean in the Bronx borough of New York City. He relocated to Atlanta as a teenager, where he started to DJ parties. When his relatives became involved with the Ruff Ryders label, he began to produce tracks at the tender age of 16. Forgoing the practice of using samples, he used real instruments whenever possible and tried to accentuate the performance aspect of his music. He produced countless rap and R&B acts, from DMX to Eve, but he never really got much credit for his work. It wasn't until his first solo album, 2002's G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, that he started to get notices for his production style and interesting ideas. The next five years would find him landing hit after hit -- including Cassidy's "Hotel", T.I.'s "Bring 'Em Out," and Beyoncé's "Check on It" -- while becoming more in demand with each production. In 2007 he released the solo album One Man Band, which debuted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. More production hits followed -- Jay-Z's "On to the Next One," Chris Brown's "I Can Transform Ya," and Drake's "Fancy" being three of the biggest -- while 2010 found him becoming a household name as tabloids and gossip sites scrambled for pictures of his wedding to R&B superstar Alicia Keys. In 2012, acknowledging the changing music industry, the producer announced that as a recording artist, he was only interested in releasing single tracks instead of albums. That same year his track "Everyday Birthday" with Chris Brown and Ludacris began this series of singles, or as Swizz dubbed them, "memorable moments." ~ Bradley Torreano
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Stations Featuring
Swizz Beatz

    '00s Hip-Hop

    '00s Hip-Hop
    1 song

Albums by
Swizz Beatz

Top Songs by
Swizz Beatz

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Money In The Bank
  3.   It's Me...Remix Featuring Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, and Jadakiss
  4.   It's Me Snitches
  5.   Everyday (Coolin') by Eve
  6.   It's Me B*#@ches
  7.   Big Business featuring Jadakiss
  8.   Bust Ya Gunz
  9.   You Know Your Boy Did That
  10.   Top Down
  11.   Shyne featuring Mashonda
  12.   Part Of The Plan
  13.   Top Down
  14.   Big Munny
  15.   Product Man
  16.   Money in the Bank
  17.   Alien
  18.   It's Me...
  19.   Snoop Skit
  20.   Take A Picture
  21.   The Funeral
  22.   Bust Ya Gunz Featuring Drag On
  23.   Bigger Business featuring Baby
  24.   We Did It Again
  25.   Salute Me featuring Cassidy
  26.   Let Me See Ya Do Your Thing featuring Baby
  27.   N.O.R.E. by N.O.R.E.
  28.   Endalay
  29.   Come and Get Me
  30.   Turn It Up
  31.   Ghetto Stories
  32.   Intro
  33.   Island Spice by Eve
  34.   Gone Delirious by Lil' Kim

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