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Onyx Say Verzuz Debacle Wasn't Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's Fault

Veteran rap group Onyx isn't tripping about their recent Verzuz with Cypress Hill, even though CH is roasting Triller for not promoting the matchup like previous editions. We caught Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz out in NYC who were big excited to promote their new album, "Onyx Versus Everybody," but downplayed the notion that Verzuz creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland didn't hold up their end of the bargain when it comes to marketing.
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sell N.J. mansion at $6M loss

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have finally sold their Bergen County estate after several attempts over the last decade. They took a $6 million loss on the mansion last week. The 25,000-square-foot Englewood home, dubbed Bubble Hill, sits on 5.42 acres and was formerly owned by Eddie Murphy (Murphy also had a song called “Bubble Hill” on his 1989 album “So Happy”).

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz lose more than $6M on NJ mansion sale

What a hit! Grammy Award winners Alicia Keys and her producer husband Swizz Beatz Dean have finally sold their 5-acre New Jersey estate — at a massive loss.  The music power couple bought the property from Eddie Murphy in two separate transactions for a $12.1 million sum nearly a decade ago. They first put it on the market for $14.9 million in 2015, but slashed the price to $9.9 million last August. It was still asking that price when it went into contract in February.   Now, Gimme can exclusively reveal the closing price: The spread went for just $6 million.  “It’s an insane price. I can’t...

Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and Lena Waithe Team Up For Verzuz Doc

Following Verzuz's remarkable success over the past two years, the cultural phenomenon is getting the documentary treatment from Prime Video. According to Deadline, Verzuz founders and music producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have teamed up with Lena Waithe and her production company, Hillman Grad Productions, to develop a feature-length film titled "Gifted & Black" that will document the rise of the entertainment platform.

Swizz Beatz And Timbaland Will Partner With Lena Waithe For A Film That Documents The Rise Of ‘Verzuz’

This month marks the two-year anniversary of Verzuz, the platform was launched by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland that showcases beat battles held on Instagram Live. Since then, the show has held numerous duels between the likes of The Lox, Dipset, Nelly, Ludacris, Keyshia Cole, Ashanti, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, E-40, Too Short, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, and many more. To commemorate their success, Swizz and Timbo will partner with Amazon Studios, Lena Waithe, her production company Hillman Grad Productions, and Good Trouble Studios for a special documentary.

Swizz Beatz, Timbaland & Lena Waithe Team For Amazon Documentary ‘Gifted & Black’ Following The Journey Of Verzuz

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE:  Amazon Studios, Hillman Grad Productions, and Good Trouble Studios are partnering for the feature-length documentary Gifted & Black for Prime Video, Deadline has learned. James Adolphus will direct, with actor, producer, and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe producing under her Hillman Grad Productions alongside Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Inspired by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s music phenomenon Verzuz, Gifted & Black explores the traditions of Black music to connect, going from the plantation to the Pulitzer Prize. Set against the backdrop of the pandemic and the recent racial reckoning, Gifted & Black frames those traditions in...

Grammy Award Winning Producer Swizz Beatz Releases ‘Long Live Jazz’ Lp

Entrepreneur, legendary producer, and leading industry visionary Swizz Beatz teams up with premium vinyl brand 12on12 to release Long Live Jazz. Following acclaimed collaborations with Travis Scott x Saint Laurent and RUN DMC, Swizz Beatz is not only the latest curator to work with 12on12, but he also comes on board as their new business partner. Acquiring a strategic stake in the high-end luxury vinyl brand, Swizz continues to build on 12on12’s reputation for unique Vinylworks’ and bespoke limited collector’s editions by compiling his own exclusive 12″ vinyl compilation featuring artwork from his private collection (The Dean Collection) shot by revered photographer Kwame Brathwaite as the unique work of art for the record.

Legendary producer Swizz Beatz releases album ‘Long Live Jazz’

Bridging the Gap Between Music & Art the Limited Edition Vinyl Features Artwork from Swizz’ Own Private Art Collection (The Dean Collection) by Revered Photographer Kwame Brathwaite. SHOWCASING JAZZ TO NEW GENERATIONS THE ALBUM FEATURES: A Reworking of The Weeknd’s Hit ‘Call Out My Name’ by a Collection of...

Legendary Producer Swizz Beatz To Release Long Live Jazz, A Limited Edition Vinyl On Friday, February 25th

Swizz Beatz, the Grammy winning producer has partnered with 12on 12 to release 1,000 hand numbered vinyl albums of Long Live Jazz on Friday, February 25th. Incorporated with the album on the sleeve is artwork from Swizz’ private collection of Kwame Brathwaite photos. This project is meant to build a new category of collectibles which are part music, and part art.

Swizz Beatz can't listen to the song that launched his producing career, "Ruff Ryders Anthem" by the late DMX

Swizz Beatz has recorded with a who's who of hip hop and R&B stars, including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, and his wife, Alicia Keys. He began his career working with his childhood friend, the late Earl "DMX" Simmons, and he says he has bittersweet memories of the first song he produced for DMX, the classic "Ruff Ryders Anthem" in 1998.

Soundtrack Of My Life: Swizz Beatz

Quincy Jones (feat. Al B. Sure, James Ingram, El DeBarge & Barry White) – ‘The Secret Garden’. “My mother would play it around the house a lot when I was growing up, especially when she was cleaning. I remember when it first came out it was just on repeat all day. It’s such a beautiful song. I’m a big fan of Quincy, and he knows this very well.”

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz ink deal to sell $10M New Jersey pad

Grammy-winning power couple, singer Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz Dean, are in contract to sell their 5-acre gated estate in Englewood, NJ. But the hitmakers are taking a major hit on the sale. The property — which they bought from Eddie Murphy in two separate transactions for a $12.1 million sum nearly a decade ago — was last asking $9.9 million.