Swizz Beatz is the pseudonym of an American rapper Kasseem Dean. He founded Full Surface Records. Kasseem is considered one of the best hip-hop producers in the USA. He has worked with hundreds of famous artists. The rapper released numerous hits. All of his songs are full of energy. Rumor has it that it used to take Dean about 10 minutes to record one song.
Kasseem has Puerto Rican and African American heritage. He was born on 13 September 1978 in Bronx, New York. When the rapper grew up, he moved to New Jersey.
When Dean was still a young boy, his parents divorced. Kasseem’s mom brought him up. The boy borrowed his first musical instruments from his stepfather and uncle. When he was a kid, Dean wanted to become a DJ and managed to become successful on the local level. Then his family moved to Atlanta, and Kasseem started working with his relatives, who had a label, Ruff Ryders Entertainment. At 16, the artist got a chance to record songs professionally.
A year later, he sold one beat to the rapper DMX, who worked with Ruff Ryders Entertainment. The single "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" topped the charts. After that, Dean worked as a music producer for such singles as "Banned from TV" by Noreaga and "Money, Cash, Hoes" by Jay-Z.