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Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz was born Kasseem Dean in the Bronx area of New York City. He relocated to Atlanta as a teenager, where he started to DJ parties. When his relatives became involved with the Ruff Ryders label, he began to produce tracks at the tender age of 16. Forgoing the practice of using samples, he used real instruments whenever possible and tried ... See full bio »
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 2014-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Melissa McCarthy/Bobby Cannavale/Wild Belle (2016) ... (writer: "X Gon' Give It to Ya" - uncredited)
- Jason Segel/Steve Harvey/Alicia Keys (2014) ... (writer: "We Are Here")
 2016 The Boss (writer: "Tambourine" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2016 Deadpool (writer: "X Gon' Give It To Ya" - as Dean Kasseem)
 2015 Empire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Devils Are Here (2015) ... (performer: "Born to Lose" - uncredited)
 2015 Trainwreck (writer: "Tambourine" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 10: Around the World Special (2014) ... (writer: "Check on It" - uncredited)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Million Dollar Bill" - uncredited)
 2014 This Is Where I Leave You (writer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2014 Top Five (producer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem")
 2014 Sex Tape (writer: "Where The Hood At" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2013 This Is the End (writer: "Ruff Ryder's Anthem" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2013 Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Friend (2013) ... (writer: "Tambourine")
 2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (performer: "Summer on Smash") / (writer: "Summer on Smash")
 2012 This Is 40 (writer: "Roman's Revenge" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2012 Django Unchained (writer: "Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2012 The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Roman's Revenge")
 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged (TV Movie) (writer: "Party Up (Up In Here)")
 2011 How to Make It in America (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I'm Good (2011) ... (writer: "What Ya Want" - as Kaseem Dean)
  So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Top 8 Performance (2011) ... (performer: "Tambourine")
- Top 18 (2008) ... (writer: "Touch It")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2011)
- Top 16 Perform (2011) ... (writer: "Put It In a Love Song")
- Meet the Top 20 (2011) ... (performer: "Everyday (Coolin')")
- Finale: Winner Announced (2009) ... (performer: "I Can Transform Ya")
- The Top Six Perform (2009) ... (performer: "I Can Transform Ya")
- Top 8 Results (2006) ... (writer: "Touch It")
 2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (writer: "Tambourine")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) ... (performer: "Ass on the Floor") / (writer: "Ass on the Floor")
- John Malkovich/T.I. (2008) ... (performer: "Swing Ya Rag")
 2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 (TV Special) (performer: "Fancy")
 2010/I Lottery Ticket (performer: "Million Bucks") / (writer: "I Can Transform Ya", "Million Bucks")
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "Tear Da Roof Off" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2010 The Other Guys (performer: "Top Down") / (writer: "Top Down" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.5 (2010) ... (writer: "Put It In A Love Song" - uncredited)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Ten: Final Results (2009) ... (writer: "Million Dollar Bill")
 2009 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Scared Straight (2009) ... (performer: "It's Me Snitches" - uncredited)
 2009 Dance Flick (performer: "Swing Ya Rag") / (writer: "Swing Ya Rag" - as Kaseem Dean)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) (performer: "Swing Ya Rag") / (writer: "Swing Ya Rag" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2009 Skins (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cook (2009) ... (writer: "Tambourine")
 2009 Bride Wars (writer: "Tambourine" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno (writer: "Party Up (Up In Here)" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "Top Down") / (writer: "Top Down" - as K. Dean)
 2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Candy Richards (2008) ... (performer: "Take a Picture")
 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets (performer: "Money in the Bank') / (writer: "Money in the Bank' - as Kasseem Dean)
 2008 First Sunday (writer: "Hit the Block", "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2007 Bring It On: In It to Win It (Video) (writer: "Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix)" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (writer: "Tambourine" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2006-2007 CSI: NY (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Past Imperfect (2007) ... (writer: "Tambourine (Dirty)" - uncredited)
- Sweet 16 (2006) ... (writer: "The Way You Do Me")
 2007 How She Move (writer: "Touch It" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2006 School for Scoundrels (writer: "Where the Hood at" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2006 Step Up (writer: "Get It" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2006 Take the Lead ("I Got Rhythm (Take the Lead Remix)", "La Cumparsita (Tango Remix)") / (producer: "Move Your Body", "I Like That You Can't Take That Away from Me", "Take the Lead (Wanna Ride)") / (writer: "Move Your Body", "Whuteva", "I Run Shit", "I Like That You Can't Take That Away from Me", "Take the Lead (Wanna Ride)" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2006 The Pink Panther (producer: "Check On It (Pink Panther)" - as Kasseem Dean) / (writer: "Check On It (Pink Panther)" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2005 King's Ransom (writer: "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2005 Desperate Housewives (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- There Won't Be Trumpets (2005) ... (performer: "Set It Off" - uncredited)
 2004 UFC 50: The War of '04 (TV Special) (performer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited) / (writer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited)
 2004 The Cookout (music: "It's All Good") / (publisher: "It's All Good") / (writer: "It's All Good" - as Kaseem Dean)
 2004 Soul Plane (performer: "Good Times" - as Swizz Beats)
 2004 You Got Served (performer: "Get It on the Floor") / (writer: "Get It on the Floor" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2003 Biker Boyz (performer: "Firecracker", "We Did It Again") / (writer: "Firecracker", "We Did It Again", "Big Business")
 2003 Fastlane (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Defense (2003) ... (performer: "Guilty" - as Swizz Beats)
 2002 Like Mike (writer: "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2002 Blade II (writer: "Cowboy" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2002 Empire (writer: "J.O.S.E." - as Kasseem Dean)
 2001 How High (writer: "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2001 The Fast and the Furious (writer: "Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)" - as Kaseem Dean)
 2001 Down to Earth (as Kaseem Dean, "Ruff Ryders' Anthem")
 2000 Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Party Up (Up in Here)" - as Kasseem Dean)
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds (writer: "Party Up" - as Kasseem Dean)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (performer: "MOVE RIGHT NOW") / (producer: "MOVE RIGHT NOW") / (writer: "MOVE RIGHT NOW" - as K. Dean) / (writer: "MY NIGGAS" - as Kasseem Dean)
 1999 Blue Streak (producer: "Girl's Best Friend") / (writer: "Girl's Best Friend" - as Kasseem Dean)
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Alternate Names:

Kaseem Dean | Kasseem 'Swizz Beatz' Dean

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