Swizz Beatz – Top 10 Beats

Here at BeatGrade we decided to do our own Top Ten series of inspiring producers. This feature is the great Swizz Beatz. He has produced some of the Best tracks in Hip Hop. In all honesty, we used to not give Swizz his due props, but you must give props where props are due. From listening to Swizz Beatz production, it seems as if he is one of the first producers to move away from samples and creating original sounds to getting very intricate on his snares, that sounds as the beginning of trap music. This makes him a legend in his own right. Swizz Beatz, is an American musician, record producer, DJ, rapper, art collector, and entrepreneur from New York City. Born and raised in The Bronx, Dean embarked on his musical career as a disc jockey (DJ). At the age of 18, he gained recognition in the hip hop industry through his friendship and work with East Coast rapper DMX, as well as his family’s Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label. Dean later found a protégé in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, whose success helped the launch of his own label imprint, Full Surface Records, in 1999. He went on to sign multiple artists to the label, including Eve, Mashonda, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Dean also 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, and later his debut studio album, One Man Band Man in 2007. In November 2018, Dean released his second studio album, Poison, featuring collaborations with a multitude of prominent hip hop artists. He was also responsible, along with Timbaland, for creating the popular webcast series Verzuz in 2020. Dean has produced many hit singles for a number of prominent artists across different music genres, such as hip hop, pop, soul and R&B. With a career spanning two decades, his catalog includes “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up Up in Here” DMX, “Gotta Man” Eve, “Jigga My Nigga” and “Girl’s Best Friend” Jay-Z, “Upgrade U”, “Check on It” and “Ring the Alarm” Beyoncé, “Good Times” Styles P, “Bring ‘Em Out” and “Swing Ya Rag” T.I., “Hotel” and “I’m a Hustla” Cassidy, “Touch It” Busta Rhymes and “Ultralight Beam” Kanye West, among others. ***If there’s a producer who’s beats you feel we should list, please say their names in the comments below! BeatGrade is a music news source and media website for discovering talent and sharing music. New videos added weekly to our channel. Subscribe now for the latest updates, performances, interviews, and music from new and established artists. ▶▶▶ Help sponsor BeatGrade so we can continue to produce great content https://www.paypal.me/beatgrade



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