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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
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Albums by
Swizz Beatz

Top Songs by
Swizz Beatz

  1.   Song
  2.   Money In The Bank
  3.   It's Me...Remix Featuring Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, and Jadakiss
  4.   Everyday (Coolin') by Eve
  5.   It's Me Snitches
  6.   Part Of The Plan
  7.   Snoop Skit
  8.   N.O.R.E. by N.O.R.E.
  9.   Bust Ya Gunz Featuring Drag On
  10.   Let Me See Ya Do Your Thing featuring Baby
  11.   Bust Ya Gunz
  12.   Product Man
  13.   Ghetto Stories
  14.   Bigger Business featuring Baby
  15.   Shyne featuring Mashonda
  16.   It's Me...
  17.   Top Down
  18.   Take A Picture
  19.   You Know Your Boy Did That
  20.   It's Me B*#@ches
  21.   Money in the Bank
  22.   Top Down
  23.   We Did It Again
  24.   Salute Me featuring Cassidy
  25.   Gone Delirious by Lil' Kim
  26.   Alien
  27.   Big Business featuring Jadakiss
  28.   The Funeral
  29.   Big Munny
  30.   Turn It Up
  31.   Intro
  32.   Come and Get Me
  33.   Island Spice by Eve
  34.   Endalay
  35.   Ghetto Love featuring LL Cool J
  36.   Guilty by Bounty Killer
  37.   The Start
  38.   It's Me Bitches
  39.   It's Me Snitches (Video Enhancement)
  40.   It's Me B*#@hes
  41.   Big Spender Freestyle
  42.   Lethal Squad.Com
  43.   B Boy Stance by Cassidy
  44.   I Can't Believe by Tru-Life
  45.   Hip Hop by Drag-On
  46.   Off the Cuff
  47.   Showtime by Lil' Waah
  48.   Everyday Birthday featuring Chris Brown

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