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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