Due to his parents' separation in his early life, Dean did not see much of his father, who was a postal worker.

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Swizz Beatz then began producing major hip-hop songs released in 1998 such as "Banned from T. Stories, in 2002, he began to get noticed for his production style and interesting ideas, as well as his protege and artist, Cassidy, who also started to gain recognition for his ability as well.

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.

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.

With his uncles Dee and Waah, as well as his aunt Chivon Dean, all involved with the Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label, Swizz Beatz began to produce tracks at age 16.

A year later he sold his first beat to Ruff Ryders artist DMX, which became his chart-topping single "Ruff Ryders' Anthem".I.), "Hotel", "I'm a Hustla" (Cassidy), "Touch It" (Busta Rhymes) and much more.Swizz Beatz was named the first "Producer in Residence" at New York University, for the 2010–11 academic year.Swizz Beatz's ex talks trash about his new wife and mother-to-be Alicia Keys.Sometimes you can't help but wonder why women who were betrayed by their men have a tendency to get mad at the other woman instead of the actual cheater.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.