I’d never met a person where I could be fully myself…Swizz and I live in each other’s shadow.
So we can occupy the same space and there is nothing but equality.
V." by Noreaga, "Money, Cash, Hoes" by Jay-Z and more. The same year, Swizz Beatz released two singles, "Guilty" and "Bigger Business", both of which charted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The following year, he produced most of the songs of the Ruff Ryders compilation album Ryde or Die Vol. In 2001, in a joint venture with Clive Davis, Swizz Beatz established his own record label, Full Surface Records, which became a subsidiary of J Records. Along with often being associated with Ruff Ryders and Roc-A-Fella Records, Dean began to expand his scope to include production of artists from more mainstream labels such as Elektra, Atlantic, Epic, Def Jam and Bad Boy Entertainment. In June 2007, Swizz Beatz produced and was featured on his Full Surface artist Cassidy's comeback single, "My Drink n My 2 Step", following a murder trial and a car accident.
It was me just expressing myself and having the opportunity to – it was the one man band.He went on to sign multiple artists to the label, including Eve and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, among others. His catalog includes "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" (DMX), "Banned from T.Dean also went on to release two albums under the label; the first was a compilation, titled Swizz Beatz Presents G. V." (Noreaga), "Gotta Man" (Eve), "Jigga My Nigga" (Jay-Z), "Party Up (Up in Here)" (DMX), "Check on It", "Ring the Alarm" (Beyoncé), "Good Times" (Styles P), "Bring 'Em Out" (T.Kasseem Dean (born September 13, 1978), 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 (DJ) and has since added rapper, singer, producer, record executive, creative director and fashion designer to his repertoire. Stories, released in 2002, in conjunction with Dream Works Records.