Hip-Hop Recording Artist, Record Producer, Disc Jockey, Creative Director, Fashion Designer
Swizz Beatz, Artist. Designer. Producer. Philanthropist. Each label describes Swizz Beatz, but none define him. Since composing his first hit record in the early 90s, he’s crafted a career that’s hard to capture in one word, yet easy to understand in another: innovative. As a producer he’s created hits for a laundry list of music…
Swizz Beatz, Artist. Designer. Producer. Philanthropist. Each label describes Swizz Beatz, but none define him.
Since composing his first hit record in the early 90s, he’s crafted a career that’s hard to capture in one word, yet easy to understand in another: innovative.
As a producer he’s created hits for a laundry list of music legends including Madonna, Britney Spears, Metallica and Jay-Z. They seek him for his signature sound: brash instrumentals and futuristic beats layered with what’s become his “sound mark:” clever, catchy sound-over’s on a track.
From Beyonce’s, “Ring The Alarm” to Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin'” nearly every song he’s touched has turned to gold, platinum or diamond. As a fashion designer, he’s emerged as beacon for where street culture and luxury meet. At Kid Robot, Beatz has infused art-inspired decadence into the limited-edition apparel and accessories line.
His knack for creative concepts caught the attention of Christian Louboutin, the famed Parisian shoe designer, who invited Beatz to design a capsule collection. The result was a line as ingenious as the man who created them: loafers and high- top sneakers crafted from luxe materials and trimmed in metal spikes.
The debut collection instantly elevated to a cult classic and earned a devoted following from fashionistas and celebs alike including Rihanna. For Swizz, style and sound double as a conduit of inspiration for his art. The aficionado has graduated from an avid art enthusiast, to collector and now painter.
He counts original works by Salvador Dali, Keith Haring, and Andy Warhol among his collections. Yet, as an artist, his largest influence remains Jean-Michel Basquiat whose kinetic body of work has inspired Swizz’ art. He continues to produce at a rapid pace and recently showed his work exclusively to the Wall Street Journal. Sharing his love of art has taken him full circle, back to his birth place of the South Bronx.
Here’s where he’s adopted Bronx Charter School for the Arts in the neighborhood of Hunts Point. The school, founded by an entrepreneurial group of parents and educators, is aimed at enriching creativity within its students. Since adopting the school earlier this year, at the school’s first art auction, Swizz Beatz helped in raising over twenty-thousand dollars to be used towards supplies and outings. Seamlessly weaving through the parallel worlds of fashion, music, art and philanthropy has become effortless for a creative driven by a deep passion for life.
He’s currently multi-tasking on a myriad of projects including designing a menswear collection for Christian Louboutin, developing a new watch for Audemar Piguet and returning to the studio to work on his next solo album.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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