( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Swizz Beatz is UNCENSORED As He Tells The Story of His Rise To Fame and Fortune
ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson
The hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED delves inside the lives of your favorite celebrities as they share first-hand experiences of their triumphs and setbacks along the way. In tonight’s episode, Sunday, September 26th, super-producer Swizz Beatz speaks on how he didn’t imagine himself reaching his level of fame and fortune, but he dreamed big and believed in endless possibilities.
When he was 14, Swizz’s family moved from New York to Atlanta. By then, we already knew him for being a famous DJ and making mixtapes. Being the DJ at his high school’s prom put him on the map to DJ for nightclubs around Atlanta. Soon after he started working with his uncle’s record label Ruff Ryders, he produced hit records for the label’s artists, including Eve, The Lox, and his close friend DMX. Throughout his career, Swizz Beatz has collaborated with various artists like Jay-Z, T.I., Beyonce, Drake, and Whitney Houston.
In 2017, Swizz graduated from Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. In 2020, Swizz and fellow producer Timbaland saw an opportunity to bring a long-awaited idea to life with Verzuz, a platform they initially created to shine a light on producers and songwriters who are usually behind the scenes. Swizz Beatz has five grammy nominations, and one Grammy wins in the Best Performance by a Rap Duo category for his record, On To The Next One with Jay-Z. Outside of music, Swizz has an expansive art collection, and he’s the first American to own a camel racing team in the Middle East. Swizz Beatz is married to Grammy Award-winning singer Alicia Keys, and he is the father of five children.
Swizz Beatz is undoubtedly one of the best producers of all time. However, his journey to stardom was far from an overnight success. There is a story behind every successful person climb up the ladder to fame and fortune. Swizz Beatz gives an up-close and intimate recount that will show that it takes hard work, determination, and at times exhaustion to become. Check your local listing for more information on TV One’s UNCENSORED, which airs on Sunday’s 10 PM ET/9C.
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