Swizz Beatz

Video: When Swizz Beatz Was 17

Before he stole Alicia Keys’ heart, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean was a high school student in Atlanta making beats, listening to TLC, cutting hair at the barbershop, DJing college parties and clubs, and souping up his Nissan Z. MTV profiles the super-producer’s rise to fame for “When I Was 17.” It’s showtime!