Bobbing to the Beatz

(Ben Watts/Corbis Outline)

Swizz Beatz intrigues me. And apparently, I’m not the only one. He seems to be everywhere. And by everywhere, I don’t mean a banal, “Look-at-me!” Kim Kardashian everywhere. I mean from teaching at NYU to rapping in that black-and-white “On to the Next One” video to the Lotus board room, where he serves as the vice president of creative design to … You get the point. He’s interesting. A product of the projects whose done incredibly well, by the world’s standards, for himself.

One of the things Kaseem Dean (Beatz’s government name) attributes his success to is his eff-it attitude. “People play it safe,” he says. “I’m like, ‘F— the rules.’”

Read more of him in his own words, “Confessions of a Talented Mind,” an interview with Uptown Magazine’s Angela Bronner Helm here.

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~ by MsInklination on September 1, 2011.

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