NYU names Swizz Beatz its producer-in-residence

The Associated Press, Friday, November 5, 2010, 5:27am (PDT)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Music producer and rapper Swizz Beatz has been named the first producer-in-residence at New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts.

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NYU said the appointment for the current academic year is immediate. Beatz will offer students one-on-one sessions, group lectures, songwriting critiques and mentoring.

His real name is Kasseem Dean. He is married to Alicia Keys and is a native of the South Bronx.

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As a music producer, he has created hit songs for such artists as Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Metallica and Jay-Z.

The Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music provides professional business and artistic training toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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