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Swizz Beatz

SwizzBeatz

Born:
Kasseem Daoud Dean
September 13, 1978 (42 years old)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Occupation:
Record producer, DJ, rapper, art collector & entrepreneur
Years active:
1997-present
Parents:
Kim King
Terrence Dean
Younger Half-Brother:
Andre King
Ex-Girlfriends:
Nicole Levy (1999-2000)
Jahna Sebastian (August 2007 - September 2007)
Wives:
Mashonda (m. 2003-2010)
Alicia Keys (m. 2010)
Children:
with Nicole:
Nasir Dean (b. 2000; son)

with Mashonda:
KJ Dean (b. 2006; son)

with Jahna:
Nicole Dean (b. 2008; daughter)

with Alicia:
Egypt Dean (b. 2010; son)
Genesis Dean (b. 2014; son)
Nickname:
Swizz
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Swizz Beatz (born: Kasseem Daoud Dean; September 13, 1978) is a Jamaican-American/Puerto Rican-American record producer, DJ, rapper, art collector & entrepreneur. At the age of 17, he gained attention in the hip-hop world through his friendship with rapper </span>DMX. Grady Spivey and rapper Cassidy helped launch his label Full Surface Records. He is married to R&B superstar Alicia Keys and has one child with her, as well as three other children. About.com ranked him #27 on its list of the "Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers,"[2] while The Source placed him on its list of the 20 greatest producers in the magazine's twenty-year history.[3] Kanye West called him "the best rap producer of all time."[4]

In May 2009, it was confirmed that Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys were in a relationship after almost a year of speculation. In May 2010 Beatz confirmed he was engaged to Alicia Keys, and that she was pregnant with Beatz' fourth, and her first child.[36] During the time of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the couple took part of a union and had the unborn child blessed in a Zulu ceremony, which took place in the Illovo suburb ofJohannesburg, South Africa.[37] Keys and Swizz Beatz held a wedding celebration on the French occupied island of Corsica on July 31, 2010.[38] Alicia Keys gave birth to their son, Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean, on October 14, 2010.[39][40]

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