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Swizz Beatz

Born: Sep 13, 1978

Birthplace: The Bronx

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Swizz Beatz

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1978
Birth Place : The Bronx

Kasseem Dean, better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from New York City, New York. Born and raised in The Bronx, he began his musical career as a disc jockey and has since added rapper, record executive, creative director and fashion designer, to his repertoire. At the age of 16, he gained recognition in the hip hop industry, through his friendship and work with East Coast rapper DMX and the Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label. Dean later found a protege in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, whose success helped the launch of his own label imprint, Full Surface Records. Dean has released two albums under the label; the first was a compilation, titled Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, released in 2002. He later released his debut studio album, One Man Band Man, in 2007. Swizz Beatz has produced hit singles for several prominent artists in various music genres, such as rap, pop, soul and R&B. His catalog includes "Party Up", "Check on It", "Ring the Alarm", "Good Times", "Bring 'Em Out", Hotel", "I'm a Hustla", "Touch It" and much more.


  • Musician
  • Artist
  • Composer
  • Record producer
  • Disc jockey
  • Rapper
  • Fashion Designer
  • Music artist
  • Visual Artist
  • Music executive

Also known as

  • Swizz Beats
  • Kasseem David Dean
  • Swiss Beats
  • K. Dean
  • Kaseem Dean
  • Kasseem Mike Dean
  • Kasseem Mike Dean


  • Alicia Keys
  • Mashonda


  • Egypt Daoud Dean
  • Kasseem Dean, Jr.
  • Nicole Dean
  • Prince Nasir Dean

Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
  • BET Hip Hop Award for Best Producer of the Year
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