Swizz Beatz

by ethnic on May 28, 2010

Birth Name: Kasseem Dean

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 13, 1978

Ethnicity: African-Jamaican, Puerto Rican

Swizz Beatz is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. He was born Kasseem Dean and is Muslim by religion. He is married to singer and actress Alicia Keys, who is of mixed ethnicity. Their wedding ceremony was on the island of Corsica, located in the Mediterranean Sea. Swizz has a son with Nicole Levy; a son with his former wife, R&B recording artist and songwriter Mashonda; a daughter with British singer, songwriter, and producer Jahna Sebastian; and two children with Alicia.

Source: http://www.aceshowbiz.com

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madman June 13, 2017 at 2:09 am

From the only source provided:
“In 2002, the producer who is of Jamaica and Puerto Rico descent…”

phaedra April 24, 2016 at 11:57 pm

Looks like a black Arab mix – think of those in Southern Arabia.

slowdive January 29, 2016 at 2:01 pm

He looks Habesha.

M August 22, 2015 at 7:21 pm

What a shitty picture, her ugly ass husband ruins it. What was wrong with the original one?

midori29 December 29, 2014 at 10:15 am

Meant to say the Arabs mixed with black subsaharan Africans.

midori29 December 29, 2014 at 10:14 am

They have black Arabs. In the middle east they mixed (some) with black subsaharan Arabs and they called the children Arabs for centuries. It was the reverse of the one drop rule in America. Any black mixed Arab would still be called “Arab”. Like you can see alot of black looking Saudis .

sarahle September 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm

looks totally like an saudi…

sarahle September 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm
ssempre August 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm

looks like a light skin somali

Your Mom August 5, 2014 at 2:42 am

He Is Ugly As Hell And Looks Like Jafar from Aladdin. What A Jackass, Cheating Piece Of Shit. He Was Screwing Alicia Keys While He Was Married.

andrew August 5, 2014 at 6:19 am

because he’s Arab.

andrew August 5, 2014 at 6:21 am

referred to Jafar, not to his behaviour

me January 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

he looks part arab

BRAZIL February 28, 2012 at 4:05 am

yeah im black

but i thought he was black and arab

shary January 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm
kamron August 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm

his name is muslim his face is muslim lucky bastard got my favorite girl tho but muslims like myself are hard to resist so like me he probably got qualities that alicia loves so i wont stay mad at him i just wish he would own up to being muslim and not fear the ignorant haters and for that hater with the alqadea crack eat weanie

Klaxon July 5, 2011 at 11:14 am

I luv you

R-blaze Al-fareed April 10, 2011 at 7:33 am

Swiz bitz, base on true investigation his mother origin trace back to the Arab migrant in Puerto Rico while his father is from ethnic Kanuri (muslim) in Africa that is why it give the parent the stronghold on religious believe or influence over Swizz beatz

NightStarryWayto1971 March 17, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Alicia Keys have definitly bad taste… he can definitly find easily a place in Al Qaida… i know my words are not symphatic…but it’s just so flagrant… and with his name he give the impression to be a swiss (Switzerland) … everything is absurd out here

Bawzin June 17, 2011 at 8:29 am

you the stupidest guy on earth i think

Lydia Maraj July 5, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Discrimination Much ?

an July 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

I agree

Amber Berg July 13, 2011 at 9:29 am
nikel September 6, 2011 at 1:15 am

shut up, you know nothing about islam the only thing you now is what you see in the media and thats not islam thats a bunch of radicals who mis use and abuse the holy text, learn about legit islam, sunni- if you really want to know

Messaoud September 7, 2011 at 5:03 am

she’s african, he’s african what’s you’re problem, or you would prefer that she marry a pretty white boy so you can get satisfied

cubanita March 17, 2011 at 7:55 am

i thought he was half chilean it said it on wikipedia

Rose petit-home January 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm

His mom is puertorican and his dad is black

Carlos Santiago January 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Carmello is not part Puerto Rican, I got morenos all through my family, and know the “look”, somebody lied to him about who his dad really is, but I would bet my last dollar my man is NOT part Boriqua!

fuzzybear January 19, 2011 at 5:01 am

To Carlos

Come on now,you know how your family looks.Not everyone gonna fit your stereotype.Also just for the record,I have the (African American and Puerto Rican)combo all in my family to,so I can talk

RARA February 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm


ms.puertorico February 20, 2011 at 9:22 am

Carmelo is part pr. I know that for a fact. And yeah, dont brt ur last $1 u can tell a pr when u see one cuz I am from ponce, born and raised and moved down to texas when I was six and all these texan call me mexican or assume I am mexucan cuz of the mexican population in houston.

Samia-Kabullah-Bella-Rose December 21, 2010 at 4:07 am

Hes got an Arab nose :S
But i’m sure he’s just a muslim convert anyway i hope the baby doesn’t look like him :S
By the way,the kids name is Egypt,yeah Egypt,certainly a name that is going to get you popular in Israel and Algeria,especially since Israelis don’t Egyptians and Algerians absolutely loathe them for the football stadium incident. :S

lela September 24, 2010 at 7:22 am

i just hope the baby dont get his nose

kickup September 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

tht baby is gonna look WEIRD…i dont care what his race is..he is NOT ATTRACTive…ewww

Magdalena August 3, 2010 at 4:28 pm

wow i never knew he was boricuan! i thought he was native or sumthin

Who Cares May 30, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Should be interesting to see how him and Alicia’s baby come out

total23 May 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Congrat’s Swizz Beatz!

She’s Having A Baby With Alicia Keys!

fuzzybear May 31, 2010 at 12:52 am

To total23

Alicia better watch out,if he can leave his wife like that,who’s to say he won’t do it to her,even though she can take care of her self

Arab Souljah May 28, 2010 at 2:49 am
ethnic May 28, 2010 at 7:37 am

Nice one Arab Souljah.

dean August 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I saw on an official website stating he is puerto rican and jamaican….wiki is not to be trusted, he does have an arab nose though.

Arab Souljah May 28, 2010 at 2:46 am

hes half Puerto Rican il see if i can get a link 4 ya ;)

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