South Bronx native Swizz Beatz covers the summer 2011 issue of Paper magazine. The 32-year-old artist, who has deals with Reebok, Aston Martin, and Christian Louboutin, and is a Producer-in-Residence at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, has definitely come a long way from his days as the in-house producer for the Ruff Ryders.
As one of the most sought after producers in the music industry, Swizz reflects upon his success saying:
“Man, I crossed bridges in the industry that should stop water. Me coming from the South Bronx and partnering up with Christian Louboutin — we’re not supposed to be in that world!”
As far as his marriage to singer Alicia Keys, he tells the magazine:
“Being married to a public figure made people take a second look at me.”
Check out more photos from Swizz’s Paper magazine feature below:
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