The hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED explores the lives of your favorite personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. This past Sundays episode featured Grammy Award winning producer and rapper Swizz Beatz.
Raised in the Bronx, New York as a child, he didn’t imagine himself reaching his level of fame and fortune, but he dreamed big and believed in endless possibilities. The episode explored Swizz Beatz rise to fame becoming a popular mixtape DJ in New York at the age of 14. After moving to Atlanta and DJing at his high school’s prom, Beatz evolved into DJing for nightclubs all 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 a variety of artists like Jay-Z, T.I., Beyonce, Drake, and Whitney Houston.
According to the press release; ‘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 originally created to shine a light on producers and songwriters who are usually behind the scenes. Swizz Beatz has five grammy nominations and one Grammy win 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’s episode of UNCENSORED was produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick, Robert A. Boyd lll, Paul Hall (Executive Producers), Jay Allen (Co-Executive Producer), Nikki Byles, Sharon Reed (Producers), Tony L. Strickland, and Terrence Dean (Talent Producer).