- Birthday13th Sep, 78
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
- My worst haircuts have been the ones where I've done my own.
- I don't even know how to sell a piece of artwork of mine because it's so personal.
- I think that a lot of people just don't understand creativity.
- Instead of me keeping my art a personal thing, we can use it to save lives, change lives and inspire.
- You have to invest in yourself and your surroundings.
Did you know?
- He was ranked #27 by About.com on its list of the "Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers."
- He was placed by The Source on its list of the "20 greatest producers" in the magazines 20-year history.
- He won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for a track entitled "On to the Next One" at the Grammy Award came in 2011.
- He won 2009 Best Producer at the Urban Music Awards.
- He was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame where he received a street named in his honor called “Swizz Beatz Street.”
Family & relationships
- Egypt and Kasseem sons
- Alicia Keys Wife
- Alicia Keys
The home of the newly married rock couple Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys is made entirely of glass. The house was purchased for a huge sum of $12.75 million from Lenny Kravitzin in the year 2010. This fully-serviced, pre-war condo was originally listed for $17.95 million in the summer of 2012.
Location: The glass house is located in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.
Accommodation: The triplex penthouse is expansive and luxurious to say the least. The total indoor living space measures an impressive 6,167 square feet while the terraces measure another 3,000-odd square feet. There are 4-5 bedrooms which are large and spacious. Four full bathrooms and four half-bathrooms are also part of the property.
Features: Apart from the 4 bedrooms, the house has a huge office space, a large and well-furnished living room, an equally large and spacious gallery, a massive, state-of-the-art, window-filled gourmet eat-in kitchen, a 350 square feet media room which also doubles up as a library and an equally large dining room which is encased in a solarium. The master suite is separated from the rest of the house by a floating staircase made of glass. This master suite has a private spa, dressing area and a private terrace with magnificent views of the neighborhood. The other bathrooms too have been luxuriously done up and living in the space is a definite 7-star experience. There are separate storage rooms and wine cellars as well.
Neighborhood: SoHo is a well-known celebrity haunt in New York City. Notable residents include Justin Timberlake, John Mayer and Dakota Fanning apart from the celebrity couple at the glass house.
The Family room
The Dining hall
The kitchen hall
Piano in the living hall
Patio at the terrace
The living hall'
The living hall
It might be an offensively expensive option as a locomotion choice for the majority of the people but the Maybach 62 is another easy pick for Swizz Beatz who owns a clutch of expensive vehicles. Parent Daimler AG announced the official discontinuation of Maybach production on August 14, 2012 but the lavish space and indulgent luxury it provides within its doors will surely be the talk of many generations to come. In spite of its preposterous top speed that has been electronically limited and a supremely refined engine, the Maybach 62 is a symbol of conspicuous consumption. But it must be said that a tycoon would be able to run his empire from its back seat!
The powerfully built Lamborghini Murcielago shares few things with its owner Swizz Beatz - a flamboyant personality, eye-ball grabbing abilities and a brash style which is big. Named after an outrageously rabid Spanish bull, the Murcielago arrives with a 632 hp producing, 6.5-liter V12 engine which needs electronically controlled air ducts and scoops for cooling it. A top speed in excess of 330km/h is attained with ease for the passengers within its simply-styled interiors boasting of the latest electronic gadgetry and conveniences.
Mercedes SLR McLaren
With a price tag of over half a million dollars, the SLR McLaren does not figure easily in shopping lists. But Swizz Beatz bought himself this sleek silver sports car. The Mercedes supercar can go 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds with a top speed that easily crosses the 330 km/h mark. A 5.4L V8 engine, stability control, launch control, traction control and 617 horsepower makes it every fast car lover's dream car. The SLR McLaren is also special for its iconic gullwing doors. The sports car is equally luxurious with its leather clad interiors with carbon-fiber trim. Mercedes SLR McLaren was discontinued in 2009, a year after the SLR was discontinued, and since then the German luxury car maker has replaced with the SLS AMG.
Morgan Aero coupe
Swizz Beatz's latest love seems to be the black Morgan Aero coupe made by the British Morgan Motor Company. With its strikingly elegant old-school styling combined with modern amenities needed for long-distance touring, the Aero Coupe arrives with practicality and comfort coupled with large boot space. Costing nearly £100,000, it weighs only a little more than 1,000 kgs and yet boasts of 315 bhp which takes it from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and to a top speed of 273 km/h. The manual gearshift and rigid chassis lend great control to the driver and Beatz is sure as hell to enjoy driving around this beauty which is a mod car with vintage styling.
Lotus Evora GTE
The Lotus Evora GTE was released as the most powerful and extreme Lotus vehicle ever built. Its construction and designing too included 'extreme' steps as Lotus Design worked in collaboration with rapper Swizz Beatz to create the Evora GTE. The unveiling happened in the summer of 2011 and it included (naturally) a 'surprise' performance from Beatz. The car has been styled and finished in a chrome-ruby red paint and Beatz today owns his customized version of the car.
Though the designing was changed, the basics have been perfectly adhered to. The car comes with a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine built in capable of providing 444 bhp of power. The extreme exteriors are well complemented by the race-themed interiors which are in no way a compromise in either luxury or comfort. The automated 6-speed gearbox with carbon fiber construction ensure top speeds in no time. The car is a hit not only with the likes of Beatz but the car-loving public as well. Though it was released as a special limited edition, the sale of 114 cars within days in China itself motivated the company to change it into its staple model.
Almost every celebrity with a million dollars of net worth makes a vacation trip to Hawaii and singer Swizz Beatz is no exception to this unstated rule! He vacationed in Hawaii en route to Egypt along with his wife Alicia Keys and his baby son. He was snapped walking with his family, shoulder to shoulder with his wife, shopping and relaxing in this oceanic island paradise.
Location: Hawaii is a set of probably the most beautiful islands on the planet located in the northernmost point of the Polynesian islands. The islands are actually spread over a distance of 1,500 miles.
Accommodation: All the acclaimed brands have their accommodation presence in the Hawaii - Ritz Carlton, Sheraton, Mariott. Cheaper hotels and inns are also available for the budget-conscious traveler and tourist. The best idea would be to get hold of a package deal.
Main Attractions: There are hundreds of things that can be done in Hawaii. The most popular are relaxation activities and exciting ones too! While there are the golden-sand beaches to lounge and sun bathe upon, there are stunning mountainscapes and forest areas awaiting the trekkers' feet. Golf and spa are other calming and rejuvenating activities. Those that love to sample a slice of history can visit the famous Pearl Harbor which was instrumental in ending the great 2nd world war. Island hopping is a favorite activity and Kauai, Oahu, Molokai and the other islands offer a great getaway. Fishing, kayaking, diving, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving are standard over here. Cruise boats and liners are available for moving the beautiful blue waters. Watching volcanoes, whales and dolphins also constitutes a favorite pastime among tourists. There are ample avenues for shopping and a rich night life.
Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation
Though he is an active participant against cancer in general, rapper Beatz seems to have a special corner when it concerns children. He supports the research programs and the staff of the Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation. He is an active painter who often auctions his paintings. All the proceeds go to this foundation which specifically targets cancers like leukemia, hemophilia and sickle cell anemia which strike children.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Ombre Polo Shirt
Carrying his little son on his shoulders, Swizz Beatz wore a bright red and mustard T shirt from Marc Jacobs. The MJ logo is clearly emblazoned across on the left chest of this 100% cotton shirt which is the creation of the Louis Vuitton creative director, Marc Jacobs. The shirt comes with a spread collar and slits at the side seams.
Givenchy Birds of Paradise Jeans
When the BET Awards ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, singer Beatz chose to wear the 'Birds of Paradise' jeans from Givenchy which is as colorful as his personality. The pant is a product of the iconic French fashion house and has green, violet and purple birds printed on an ivory tone.
Louis Vuitton Damier Michael Backpack
Walking hand in hand with a sexy looking Alicia Keys, husband Beatz looked equally sexy in a black jacket carrying the Damier MIchael Backpack from Louis Vuitton. The lightweight backpack combines looks, comfort and style and allows one to carry a laptop, books and other essentials. The cabin size it arrives in is a piece of perfection from the popular brand.
Yves Saint Laurent Malibu Hi Top Shoes
It seemed a strange combination when Swizz Beatz chose yellow sneakers to go along with his greys and browns but that has been the way of life for the songster. The Hi Top shoes from Yves Saint Laurent has ben stitched with superior craftsmanship with a rich combination of nappa and kudu leathers. The padded ankles only ensure a more comfortable fit.