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Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Welcome Second Baby Boy to the Family


It’s another boy for Momma Keys and Poppa Beatz.

The “Girl on Fire” singer (33) and Beatz (35), a rapper and music producer, welcomed their son, Genesis Ali Dean, in the early morning hours on Saturday. The public announcement was made in a very 21st century way, through Instagram. Alicia took to her account to post an adorable pic of her newborn’s footprint.

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Born at 1:52 a.m. and weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces, Genesis Ali Dean is the second child for the couple, as they already have a 4 year-old son, Egypt. As this is only Alicia’s second child, this will be the fifth for Swizz. He has three daughters from previous relationships, so Egypt must be happy to have a little brother to play with now.

Alicia announced that her and hubby Swizz were expecting again via Instagram back in July on their fourth wedding anniversary. “Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz!!” she captioned a photo of her baby bump. She adds, “And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!

Congratulations Alicia & Swizz!

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, @aliciakeys]


VH1 + SCOPE Present Headliners NABIHA + Swizz Beatz For Official Party During Art Basel Miami


VH1 + SCOPE are bringing the perfect punch of art and music to Art Basel Miami Beach with chart-topping headliners NABIHA and Swizz Beatz at this year’s Official VH1 + SCOPE Party. Singer NABIHA will perform her biggest hits and Swizz Beatz will close out the night with an exclusive DJ set. Award-winning visual artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic will unveil his grand art installation NOESIS, which includes audio-visual projections that debuted at MoMA earlier this year. The party starts December 5th!

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VH1 + SCOPE: Swizz Beatz + Hebru Brantley Discuss Relationship Between ART + MUSIC

December 3 officially kicks off SCOPE’s week-long Art Show where VH1 + SCOPE are coming together and celebrating ART + MUSIC + BEACH. Art and music have influenced each other since the beginning of time and VH1 + SCOPE are joining forces to celebrate that epic collaboration.

We spoke to hip hop artist, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and artist, Hebru Brantley, who explained exactly how interconnected these two worlds are and how each of them are inspired by the other’s art.

Check out behind the scenes photos of Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Hebru Brantley’s collaborative art and music experience.

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Alicia Keys Performs “Brand New Me” On David Letterman, But Not Before Being Questioned About Hubby’s Tattoos

David Letterman hates tattoos. And we’ll chalk this up to him being an ol’ school player. Alicia Keys stopped by Live on Letterman in beautiful yellow and blue two piece ensemble to perform her relatable ballad “Brand New Me.” But before she could perform the retrospective on finding her voice and identity after a relationship has ended, she chatted with Letterman on family life. Letterman being the anti-tattoo grump he was to Bieber, didn’t quite scold Alicia for her husband’s tattoos, but he did have way too many questions. Read more…