Tuesday, 16 August 2011 06:11
Ruff Ryders Entertainment sign "JIN" the 106&park freestyle Friday champion. Capitalizing off of his Asian heritage Ruff Ryders focused the marketing of his campaign around tuner cars. Fast and Furious along with other Hollywood blockbusters began shining the spotlight on this lifestyle here in the USA. Jin even played a roll in Fast and Furious 2 and was also featured on the soundtrack. When showing up to shows Jin Was always accompanied by tuner and show cars branded in with Ruff Ryders logos. After the Jin/tuner car campaigne was over the Ruff Ryder lifestyle that was birthed from this lived on giving us "Ruff Ryders Car & truck." If you are interested in becoming part of Car and Truck for Ruff Ryders Lifestyles CLICK HERE and join today!
Published in RUFF RYDERS LIFESTYLES
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 06:06
When producers decided to get behind the mic, it's not always a happy ending. But if your name is Swizz Beatz, it's a whole different story. The man who has successfully produced for newcomers, moderate artists up to high caliber ones is now demanding the solo attention that he actually need not to worry about. His second solo album 'One Man Band Man' hit the street on August 21, 2007 and was immediately grabbed 45,000 copies in the first week. It ranked at #7 in Billboard Hot 100 and #1 in Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Next thing Swizzy sees is a hope coming true. He once said, "I want to be remembered as the producer who changed the dynamic ofwhile inspiring artists to be creative and innovative. I won't stop until history is made."
Swizzy, aka Kasseem Dean in birth, was always about art even in his youth. Born on August 30, 1978 in South Bronx, New York, his father Terrence Dean found Terrence Dean
From then on, various artists like DMX and Eve have been closely associated to him. DMX's 'Stop, Drop' gained popularity and consequently helped people to acknowledge Swizz's name. In 2002, the producer who is of Jamaica and Puerto Rico descent, thought it was the right time to have an album featuring his affiliates. 'Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories' was released in December that year and debuted at #50 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart after counted selling 59,000 copies in the first week. At that point it was unquestionable that his credibility as a producer proved to be a huge factor behind his fame. He was soon tapped to produce albums from like Mariah Carey, Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Chamillionaire, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, Beyonce Knowles, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige and many more.
He married R&B singer Mashonda who gave birth to his son in January 2007. He also has an older son named Nasir. After several years credited as producer only, Swizz was back as a solo artist with his album 'One Man Band Man' that was released under his own label Full Surface Records in 2007. Drag-On, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, Jadakiss, Ciara and even Coldplay's Chris Martin were more than happy lending their talents for Swizz. First single off the album was 'It's Me B*#@hes' (2006) that invited controversy for its profanity. While people started thinking that the should not be performed on stage, Swizz mildly answered that they took the song "too seriously". In August 2007, Vibe Magazine named the record 'The Best Rap Album of 2007' while Spin Magazine also boasted the album with three and a half out of four
Published in ENTERTAINMENT