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(Video) Swizz Beatz Talks To M.I.A. About Alicia Keys’ Favorite Gift!

(Video) Swizz Beatz Talks To M.I.A. Abou...

It’s no secret that Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are madly in love. In a recent interview with Wendy Williams, Alicia revealed that her favorite gift she ever got from Swizz was a tattoo of her face on his arm. “This might sound strange but I think the favorite gift he ever got me [was] he got a tattoo of me on his arm. Of my face. He hid it. It’s so beautiful. He mixed it with some of his favorite artists…It’s so pretty.” In actuality, the tat is a portrait of Alicia Keys done by Shepard Fairey. Swizz’s entire arm is dedicated to art and his...
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Jean-Michel Basquiat Paints the Town Aga...

Via WSJ: Almost 25 years after his death, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat still knows how to throw a great party. A new retrospective of the work of the 80s art star drew a mob scene last night at the W. 24th St. outpost of art impresario Larry Gagosian’s gallery empire. While millionaire collectors, celebrities, gallerists, and art-world stars were waved through one side of the frosted glass and steel doors at the entrance to the gallery, hundreds of local and foreign admirers of the artist’s work braved the chilly 28-degree night and a 20 to 30 minute wait to see the...
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Doing Art Together Honors Swizz Beatz an...

Via Eurweb: The 28th Annual Doing Art Together Benefit – emceed by Carrie Keagan of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz – will take place in New York City on February 11th, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental. This years honorees are Grammy Award winning producer, artist and Global Ambassador for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Swizz Beatz, along with devoted art collector and supporter of Doing Art Together, George Williams, D.M.D. A non-profit arts education organization, Doing Art Together has done incredible life-changing work providing hands-on programs to...
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Swizz Beatz Plans to Release Art-Inspired Clothing Line With Reebok

Swizz Beatz Plans to Release Art-Inspire...

Swizz Beatz has embraced his recent role as the Creative Director of Reebok with great measure. Not only is he involved with the re-release of The Questions (former NBA star Allen Iverson’s signature sneakers), but Mr. Dean also plans to create a collection of clothes inspired by the works of noted contemporary American artists Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. During the music video shoot for the A$AP Rocky-assisted single “Street Knock” (April 7) in New York City, the Ruff Ryders’ golden child wore several pieces from this upcoming collection,...
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Swizz Beatz Named Global Ambassador To N...

Swizz Beatz was recently appointed Global Ambassador for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. From crafting hit-singles for Jay-Z and Slaughterhouse, to acting as Reebok’s Creative Director, Swizz Beatz has a lot projects on his plate. Now, the Bronx-born super producer can add a new title to his name, as Black Celebrity Giving has announced that he’s been appointed Global Ambassador for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. According to the recent report, Swizz will aid the the New York City Health and Hospitals...
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Swizz Beatz on Art: Rick Ross, Alicia Ke...

Swizz Beatz throws a high profile art auction for BronxArt.net, with A-listers Rick Ross, Alicia Keys, and Big Sean in attendance. With fame and wealth comes responsibility, check out how these stars give back while going big. Subscribe to KarmaloopTV for exclusive music videos and premium content for street culture’s elite influencers. Source: Karmaloop
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Swizz Beatz Speaks on Art

Swizz Beatz speaks on the influence of art at the high profile art auction for BronxArt, and gets a co-sign from Big Sean. Alicia Keys and Rick Ross also attended the event. Source: On Smash 
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SWIZZ BEATZ via Paper Magazine

SWIZZ BEATZ via Paper Magazine

Swizz Beatz, né Kasseem Dean, is a hip-hop producer and rapper. He is also a painter who will be curating art exhibits in the renovated Harlem Hospital’s Mural Pavilion. Describe your art in three words. Work in progress. Describe your music in three words. Work in progress. Which came first, the art or the music? Growing up in the South Bronx I experienced them both at the same time because music is art and art is music. What is the relation between songwriting and making art for you? It’s the same process of creativity and it’s the same process for...